According to a Carol Loomis interview with Warren Buffett, Warren Buffett is giving $37-billion to charitable foundations, a significant chunk of which is going to the Gates Foundation.
Who knew Bill needed Warren to play social venture capitalist before he’d exit Microsoft? I’m kidding. Mostly.
All cynicism momentarily aside, I am in awe at this kind of giving. I really and truly hope it does good, even if the skeptic in me is uneasy with the whole idea of large charitable foundations.