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The network of… Bill Gates
Along with other prominent wealthy US citizens, the billionaire computer nerd has pledged to give most of his wealth to charity. We see some of his powerful connections.
August 19, 2010 6:32 by kippreport
The sage of Omaha is occasionally, depending on the stock market, valued at even more than Gates, though currently Wikipedia puts him at $47 billion. He has amassed his vast fortune through his company Berkshire Hathaway, and various other major investments. It wasn’t done alone, however – one of the board members of Berkshire Hathaway is his friend Bill Gates.
Like Gates, Buffett is a legend in his field (finance and investment) but also in the wider public conscious. His simple, understated approach to his vast wealth (his annual salary is a mere $100,000, he still eats at the same diner and lives at the same house he bought in 1958 for $31,500) has won him legendary status. His ability to make money was clear at an early age when he increased demand for newspapers on his delivery route by knocking door to door.
Oh and in case you were wondering, he’s also joined the Giving Pledge. Maybe he and Gates discussed joining together during one of their regular Bridge games.