Bloomberg Joins Gates In Pledging To Give Away Majority Of Wealth

Along with forty of the country’s richest people, Mayor Mike Bloomberg has pledged to give away half of his wealth to charitable causes.

The Giving Pledge, as it is known as, is an initiative spearheaded by Warren Buffet and Bill and Melinda Gates.

In a statement provided by the Gates Foundation, the Mayor said, “If you want to do something for your children and show how much you love them, the single best thing – by far – is to support organizations that will create a better world for them and their children. And by giving, we inspire others to give of themselves, whether their money or their time.”

He will say more about a noontime conference call with Buffett.

Full List of signatories:

Eli and Edythe Broad

Michele Chan and Patrick Soon-Shiong

Ann and John Doerr

Larry Ellison

Barron Hilton

Joan and Irwin Jacobs

Lorry I. Lokey

George Lucas

Alfred E. Mann Tashia and John Morgridge

Bernard and Barbro Osher

Herb and Marion Sandler

Jeff Skoll

Tom Steyer and Kat Taylor

Georgia Bernie and Billi Marcus

Ted Turner

Pierre and Pam Omidyar

David M. Rubenstein

Vicki and Roger Sant

Thomas S. Monaghan

Jim and Virginia Stowers  

Warren Buffett

Walter Scott, Jr.

Michael R. Bloomberg

Barry Diller and Diane von Furstenberg

Elaine and Ken Langone

Ronald O. Perelman

Peter G. Peterson

Julian H. Robertson, Jr.

David Rockefeller

Jim and Marilyn Simons

Sanford and Joan Weill

Shelby White

George B. Kaiser

Gerry and Marguerite Lenfest 

Laura and John Arnold

T. Boone Pickens

Jon and Karen Huntsman

Paul G. Allen

Bill and Melinda Gates

Bloomberg Joins Gates In Pledging To Give Away Majority Of Wealth