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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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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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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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Philanthropist Eli Broad. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni

Philanthropist Eli Broad. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni

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Director George Lucas. REUTERS/Jean-Paul Pelissier

Director George Lucas. REUTERS/Jean-Paul Pelissier

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EBay founder and chairman Pierre Omidyar. REUTERS/Tim Shaffer

EBay founder and chairman Pierre Omidyar. REUTERS/Tim Shaffer

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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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Financier T. Boone Pickens. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid

Financier T. Boone Pickens. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid

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Oracle founder Larry Ellison. REUTERS/Victor Fraile

Oracle founder Larry Ellison. REUTERS/Victor Fraile

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Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen. REUTERS/Robert Sorbo

Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen. REUTERS/Robert Sorbo

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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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Berkshire Hathaway chairman Warren Buffett. REUTERS/Rick Wilking

Berkshire Hathaway chairman Warren Buffett. REUTERS/Rick Wilking

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Venture capitalist John Doerr. REUTERS/Dino Vournas

Venture capitalist John Doerr. REUTERS/Dino Vournas

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

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

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

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

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David Rockefeller. REUTERS/File

David Rockefeller. REUTERS/File

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