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Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Warren has donated 2.8 Billion worth of dollars to Bill Gates foundation

Warren Buffett donated a record $2.8 billion in securities to the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and four Buffett family foundations, bringing his total contributions to the foundations over the past eight years to $18.7 billion.

In 2007 Buffett pledged nearly all his wealth to the foundations through annual contributions of his stock in Berkshire Hathaway Inc., or from his estate after he dies. As chairman and CEO, he built the Omaha conglomerate into the nation’s fourth-largest corporation over the past 55 years.

The latest contributions: $2.13 billion to the Gates Foundation, $213 million to the Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation and $149 million each, or $447.6 million total, to foundations headed by his children, Susan, Howard and Peter.