Warren Buffett And Bill Gates Team Up For Charity

06.17.10 | FL News Team

Two of the richest men in the world are asking fellow rich people to give away half of their wealth to charity. Warren Buffett and Bill Gates have convinced at least four other people of great wealth to do so. The pair say they've been meeting with wealthy Americans over the past year to get them on board their campaign called Giving Pledge. Buffett is chairman of Berkshire Hathaway and Gates founded Microsoft.

 The four families who have agreed to share their riches are former Cisco Systems Chairman John Morgridge, venture capitalist John Doerr, construction and real estate magnate Eli Broad, and media maven Gerry Lenfest. They've agreed to give half of their wealth to charity during their lifetimes or after their deaths.