THE WORLD'S GREATEST PHILANTHROPISTS

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    "We Are Willing To Take Risks That Governments Typically Don't"

    Bill Gates is among the handful of colossi who want to leave behind a much better planet than they found it

    N Mahalakshmi - July 19, 2014
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    Levelling the playing field

    What the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has set out to do is audacious but worthy

    Rajesh Padmashali - July 19, 2014
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    The 'giving while living' superhero

    Chuck Feeney not only donated all his wealth in his own lifetime, but also leads a life of disarming simplicity

    N Mahalakshmi - July 19, 2014
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    "In Philanthropy, If It Is An Easy Pitch, It Has Already Been Taken Care Of"

    Warren Buffett on why giving is more rational than hoarding

    N Mahalakshmi - July 19, 2014
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    The ovarian lottery

    An extract of Story 6 from Forty Chances, this chapter summarises the genesis of the Buffett family's philanthropy

    July 19, 2014
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    Four hearts and a beautiful mind

    Warren and Susan Buffett brought up their children with a commitment to share their fortune with the less fortunate

    N Mahalakshmi - July 19, 2014
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    The retail philanthropist

    Meet Warren Buffett's elder sister, Doris. She helps those who have had bad luck, not those who make bad choices

    N Mahalakshmi - July 19, 2014
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    "We're Living In A Time When Many Great Innovations And Opportunities Exist, Yet

    David Rockefeller Jr. on his family’s enduring philanthropic legacy

    Rajesh Padmashali - July 19, 2014
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    A smile pandemic

    The initiatives of the Surat municipal body backed by The Rockefeller Foundation have led to a pleasurable outcome

    Rajesh Padmashali - July 19, 2014
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    The shape of things to come

    While India's wealthy have done their bit for many years, philanthropy in the true sense is only taking form now

    V Keshavdev - July 19, 2014
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    I am the trustee of my wealth, not its owner

    Azim Premji explains why giving is all about having the right mindset

    N Mahalakshmi - July 19, 2014
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    A class apart

    The Azim Premji Foundation helps building teacher capabilities, especially in government-run schools in India

    N Mahalakshmi - July 19, 2014