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Tow built his fortune after founding telecommunications provider Century Communications, according to the Carnegie Corporation.

A billionaire who signed the Giving Pledge in 2012 said Bill Gates’ philanthropy pact isn’t ‘growing as rapidly as we hoped’

Billionaire Leonard Tow's remarks come as the ultra-wealthy face heightened criticism over their philanthropic works — or lack thereof.

Jeff Bezos donated $100 million to fighting homelessness — and in an unusual move, he’s letting the charities control how it’s spent...

Typically, funders are stringent with their donations. Bezos is taking a hands-off approach, providing few hard guidelines for recipient charities.
Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos.

Jeff Bezos is one of the few top US billionaires who haven’t signed the Giving Pledge. Here’s how much the Amazon CEO has given to charity...

The Amazon CEO is worth $114 billion and is the only American among the world's five richest people who has not signed the Giving Pledge.
MacKenzie Bezos and Jeff Bezos.

MacKenzie Bezos just pledged to give away half her fortune during her lifetime, something Jeff Bezos, the richest person in the world, has avoided doi...

Amazon's founder, Jeff Bezos, has long refused to join the pledge to give at least half of his wealth to charity during his lifetime or in his will.

Jeff Bezos is the richest man in modern history — here’s how he spends on philanthropy

Jeff Bezos was named the richest man in modern history in July, but he hadn't engaged in much philanthropy until this week. On Thursday, he announced the launch of a $2 billion fund to support homeless families and education programs in underserved communities.
Sheryl Sandberg, the chief operating officer of Facebook and a director at SurveyMonkey, plans to donate her shares in the latter to her charitable foundation.

Sheryl Sandberg is donating her entire 10% stake in her late husband’s company to charity after it goes public

Sandberg's husband, Dave Goldberg, served as CEO of SurveyMonkey until his death in 2015. Now Sandberg, who serves as Facebook's chief operating officer, plans to give her shares in SurveyMonkey to her charitable foundation that bears his name.

Bill and Melinda Gates were just named the most generous philanthropists in America — here are their biggest projects

Philanthropists Bill and Melinda Gates began the Giving Pledge to encourage other billionaires to donate at least half of their fortune to charitable causes. Since launching in 2000, the Gates Foundation has committed more than $36 billion to fund work in global health, education, poverty, and more.
Warren Buffett (right) speaks to the media with Bill and Melinda Gates on June 26, 2006 at a news conference where Buffett spoke about his financial gift to the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation in New York City.

Tech titans like Mark Zuckerberg and Bill Gates have pledged to give away billions through the ‘Giving Pledge’ — here’s where ...

By signing the Giving Pledge, billionaires commit to donating a majority of their wealth to charity either during their lifetime or in their will. Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan, for example, have pledged to donate 99% of their Facebook shares to charity.

The billionaire ‘Giving Pledge’ signed by Bill Gates and Elon Musk could soon be worth up to $600 billion

At least 175 billionaires and billionaire couples have committed to donating a majority of their fortunes to charity through the Giving Pledge, and a Wealth-X study predicts the initiative may be worth as much as $600 billion by 2022.

14 more billionaires just joined Warren Buffett and Bill Gates in pledging to give away most of their money

Fourteen more billionaires and billionaire couples have taken the plunge and committed to giving away most of their massive riches in their lifetimes.