Friday, February 16, 2007

Everything that goes around comes around

"There are numbers that help put Warren Buffett's remarkable $43.6 billion charitable pledge of 2006 in perspective:
- It's close to the GDP of Slovakia.
- It's about the market value of McDonald's.

And one comparative figure is especially relevant as we present our annual list of the top donors in the United States: Buffett's boffo moment nearly equals the total donations recorded in the Slate 60 for the previous six years combined—$44.9 billion."

See The 2006 Slate 60 - The 60 largest American charitable contributions of the last year.

Also, check out this Bill Gates interview with Charlie Rose.

Goddamn capitalists.