Seattle – Seventeen billionaires, including AOL co-founder
Steve Case, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg and financier Carl Icahn, have
agreed to donate the majority of their wealth to charitable causes, either
during their lifetime or after their death.
They join 40 others who already had
signed The Giving Pledge, a philanthropic effort organized by Microsoft mogul
Bill Gates and investor Warren Buffett.
"We do not believe our assets are
‘ours,’ but rather we try to be the responsible stewards of these resources —
and we recognize we have an obligation to reinvest them in a positive,
constructive and flexible manner," wrote Steve and Jean Case in an open
Those who sign the pledge can donate their fortunes to the
organizations of their choice. A full list of those making the pledge is
available at the link below.