Branson Steps Up!

Posted by admin on April 2nd, 2013 in Category Charity News, Donation News (no responses)

Tycoon Sir Richard Branson is to give half his fortune away to charity.

He has joined a group of billionaires who have pledged to donate half their amassed wealth to try to make the world a better place.

The Virgin Media boss and his wife Joan, have joined Microsoft founder Bill Gates – said to be worth over $62 billion – and U.S. investor Warren Buffet, who trails in with $55 billion, as part of the Giving Pledge.

Sir Richard and his wife – worth an estimated £3 billion – said in their pledge letter they wanted to use cash from their Virgin empire to create a “healthy, equitable and peaceful world for future generations to enjoy.”

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