Have you heard of The Giving Pledge? Bill Gates and Warren Buffett created the pledge in order to get wealthy individuals and families to give away half of their estates. Below is a list of those who have taken the pledge so far. As you can see, these are some wealthy people.
I might have heard about this pledge earlier but didn’t pay attention to it until I saw Billionaires Who Haven’t Taken the Giving Pledge on MSN this morning. By making this list public, it does seem to put some pressure on those who are wealthy and have not yet made the pledge. As the above article mentions, all of those on the list who have not yet pledged have their own charities and do give back to society.