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Billionaires With Big Ideas Are Privatizing American Science –

Thursday, March 27th, 2014

In 2010, Mr. Gates, along with his wife, Melinda, and the investor Warren E. Buffett, announced the campaign. So far, roughly a fifth of America’s nearly 500 billionaires have signed up, pledging to donate the majority of their fortunes to charity.

A Times analysis of the pledge letters made public shows that more than 40 percent of the signers plan to finance studies in science, health and the environment. With personal fortunes in excess of $250 billion, they are promising, at a minimum, to donate more than $125 billion. How much is destined for science is unclear, but several laid out objectives that are fairly extraordinary.

Billionaires… Are Privatizing… Science. 20% of 500 US
#billionaires signed giving pledge & 40% to science =>$125B