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Billionaire givers

<p>New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg is among 30 billionaires who have pledged to give away at least 50 percent of their wealth to charity.        


REUTERS/Bryan Smith/Pool</p>

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg is among 30 billionaires who have pledged to give away at least 50 percent of their wealth to charity. REUTERS/Bryan Smith/Pool

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg is among 30 billionaires who have pledged to give away at least 50 percent of their wealth to charity. REUTERS/Bryan Smith/Pool

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<p>Others include David Rubenstein, co-founder of The Carlyle Group. 



REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst </p>

Others include David Rubenstein, co-founder of The Carlyle Group. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

Others include David Rubenstein, co-founder of The Carlyle Group. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

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<p>Barry Diller, chairman and CEO of IAC/InterActivecorp, and his wife Diana von Furstenberg. 


REUTERS/Rick Wilking </p>

Barry Diller, chairman and CEO of IAC/InterActivecorp, and his wife Diana von Furstenberg. REUTERS/Rick Wilking

Barry Diller, chairman and CEO of IAC/InterActivecorp, and his wife Diana von Furstenberg. REUTERS/Rick Wilking

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<p>Philanthropist Eli Broad. 



REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni </p>

Philanthropist Eli Broad. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni

Philanthropist Eli Broad. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni

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<p>Director George Lucas. 



REUTERS/Jean-Paul Pelissier </p>

Director George Lucas. REUTERS/Jean-Paul Pelissier

Director George Lucas. REUTERS/Jean-Paul Pelissier

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<p>EBay founder and chairman Pierre Omidyar. REUTERS/Tim Shaffer </p>

EBay founder and chairman Pierre Omidyar. REUTERS/Tim Shaffer

EBay founder and chairman Pierre Omidyar. REUTERS/Tim Shaffer

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<p>Peter Peterson, Senior Chairman of the Blackstone Group. 


REUTERS/Larry Downing</p>

Peter Peterson, Senior Chairman of the Blackstone Group. REUTERS/Larry Downing

Peter Peterson, Senior Chairman of the Blackstone Group. REUTERS/Larry Downing

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<p>Financier T. Boone Pickens. 


REUTERS/Brendan McDermid</p>

Financier T. Boone Pickens. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid

Financier T. Boone Pickens. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid

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<p>Oracle founder Larry Ellison. 


REUTERS/Victor Fraile </p>

Oracle founder Larry Ellison. REUTERS/Victor Fraile

Oracle founder Larry Ellison. REUTERS/Victor Fraile

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<p>Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen. 


REUTERS/Robert Sorbo</p>

Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen. REUTERS/Robert Sorbo

Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen. REUTERS/Robert Sorbo

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<p>Turner Enterprises Inc. Chairman Ted Turner. 


REUTERS/Phil McCarten 
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Turner Enterprises Inc. Chairman Ted Turner. REUTERS/Phil McCarten

Turner Enterprises Inc. Chairman Ted Turner. REUTERS/Phil McCarten

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<p>Berkshire Hathaway chairman Warren Buffett. REUTERS/Rick Wilking </p>

Berkshire Hathaway chairman Warren Buffett. REUTERS/Rick Wilking

Berkshire Hathaway chairman Warren Buffett. REUTERS/Rick Wilking

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<p>Venture capitalist John Doerr. 


REUTERS/Dino Vournas </p>

Venture capitalist John Doerr. REUTERS/Dino Vournas

Venture capitalist John Doerr. REUTERS/Dino Vournas

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<p>Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates and wife Melinda. 


REUTERS/Eric Gaillard </p>

Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates and wife Melinda. REUTERS/Eric Gaillard

Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates and wife Melinda. REUTERS/Eric Gaillard

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<p>EBay's founding President Jeff Skoll. 



REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni </p>

EBay's founding President Jeff Skoll. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni

EBay's founding President Jeff Skoll. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni

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<p>David Rockefeller. 



REUTERS/File </p>

David Rockefeller. REUTERS/File

David Rockefeller. REUTERS/File

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