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Most generous donors of 2005 — an amazing list!

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A couple of days back MSNBC carried this nice article about the most generous donors of 2005, be it for charity or educational purposes. I was amazed to learn how much these great people donate to charity, and I just hope this inspires lots of us mere mortals to give back more to the society.

Excerpts:

If you have a few extra dollars in your pocket (it doesn’t have to be a billion) and you’d like to share some of your financial good fortune with others who are in great need, we invite you to join with us in supporting some impressive Foolanthropies. Remember that:

* Fully one-fifth of humanity, some 1.3 billion people, struggles to survive on less than $1 per day.
* About 40% of humanity survives on less than $2 per day.
* More than a billion people around the world will go to bed hungry tonight.
* Life expectancy in some 32 countries is less than 40 years.

Read it in full here: Can You Edge Out Bill Gates? – Motley Fool – MSNBC.com
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Written by Proto

December 23, 2005 at 01:12 hrs

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