Online NewsHour: Analysis | Buffett Pledges Charity Billions | June 26, 2006 | PBS: "Warren Buffett Pledges around $30 Billion to Gates Foundation
Warren Buffett, the world's second richest person, has donated nearly 85 percent of his fortune to the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to help fight disease and poverty and improve education.
JIM LEHRER: Warren Buffett gives away most of his fortune. NewsHour correspondent Kwame Holman begins with a report on today's announcement.
KWAME HOLMAN: ... announcements, Warren Buffett himself broke the news in yesterday's edition of Fortune magazine. Buffett, who is 75, said he'd give away 85 percent of his total wealth, most of which will be donated gradually to the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation."