Billionaires gather in Arizona to dis...

Billionaires gather in Arizona to discuss giving away their money

There are 9 comments on the TwinCities.com story from May 7, 2011, titled Billionaires gather in Arizona to discuss giving away their money. In it, TwinCities.com reports that:

Billionaire investor Warren Buffett said a private gathering at an Arizona resort where Oprah likes to hang out was a great chance for the American billionaires who have pledged to give away at least half their wealth to meet each other, compare notes, eat and laugh.

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Emma Sims

Chesterfield, SC

#1 May 7, 2011
I HAVE CONTACTED SEVERAL OF THESE RICH PERSONS ASKING FOR A SMALL DONATION TO MY CHURCH "MOUNT PISGAH BAPTIST CHURCH, JEFFERSON, S. C.,
SO THAT WE CAN PURCHASE A BUS THAT WILL CARRY ABOUT 25 PERSONS. NONE
SAID THAT THEIR FOUNDATIONS COULD NOT CONTRIBUTED TO MY CHURCH.
OUR CHURCH HAS A LOTS OF YOUNG PERSONS THAT GO SOMEWHERE ALMOST
EVERY WEEK END. OUR SENIOR CITIZENS GO SOMEPLACE ONCE A MONTH.
WE HAVE A TAX NUMBER. SO WHAT THEY COULD GIVE WOULD BE TAX DEDUCTABLE.
THESE WEALTHY PERSONS DON'T CONSIDER THE NEED IN AMERICA. ALL THEY THINK ABOUT IS AFRICA OR SOME OTHER PLACE. AMERICANS WOULD APPRECIATE IT JUST AS MUCH.
PLEASE SEE THAT THEY SEE THIS.

“Freedom and responsibility”

Since: Dec 10

St. Paul

#2 May 7, 2011
Buffet wants higher taxes, is already giving away huge amounts of his money, yet donates NOTHING to government. Just kinda funny.

Funny too how an 80+ year old makes such a big deal out of giving. Got news for you Warren: You'll be giving it all away shortly anyways. It's called you can't take it with you. Buffet acts like it's optional.

Since: Dec 10

Location hidden

#3 May 8, 2011
Buffet has heard about his chances of passing through the eye of a needle.
Iraqi Vet

Cottage Grove, MN

#4 May 8, 2011
Give as much as you can to our disabled veterans.
Buttomfly

Madison, WI

#5 May 8, 2011
An even more valuable legacy they could leave is to give of their time. They have walked the walk and could definitely mentor some young entepreneurs who
who are just starting out. That knowledge of making connections, meeting influential people and weaving through the difficulties of a new business would speak volumes about them in the future. Sharing that knowledge is something money cannot buy. Back to the teaching someone to fish instead of just giving them the fish.

Since: May 11

Location hidden

#6 May 8, 2011
I hope that they really see your comment Emma, sometimes those who really need it are ignored. I am actually wondering if they are checking certain requirements regarding who they want to help or give aid to.
Sonia Richani

Lebanon

#7 May 9, 2011
Billlionaires gatherig to discuss giving is a great chance to help in social services & to ban the world's biggest problems...
I wish if you take Lebanon into consideration & i'd like from you if you buy a vast land to construct a building for elders equipped with all their needs to help them pass their age at ease.
The project will be registered on behalf of the biliionaires' donors...
kindly, waiting for your generous response as soon as possible...
Best regards
Sonia Richany
tom

Hayfield, MN

#8 May 9, 2011
The nation dont want charity------WE WANT YOU RICH PUKES TO CREATE GOOD PAYING JOBS HERE IN AMERICA!!!!!!!!!!

Stop selling this nation down the road to other nations...
Sonia Richani

Lebanon

#9 May 9, 2011
In addition the American Embassy will be the supervisor... but i'll choose the land...

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