Hedge fund elite join Buffett-Gates philanthropy project

An unhedged commitment attracts Julian Robertson, T. Boone Pickens, Jim Simons and others.

Yesterday, billionaires Warren Buffett and Bill Gates announced they had convinced some 40 of the country’s wealthiest individuals to sign on to their philanthropy project, “The Giving Pledge,” a commitment to giving the majority of their wealth to the “philanthropic causes and charitable organizations of their choice either during their lifetime or after their death,” according to the organization’s website.


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