Just this month, Warren Buffett announced plans to give away more than $2.6bn (£1.7bn) of stock in his Berkshire Hathaway conglomerate to charities, in the latest round of annual gifts since he outlined plans to give away most of his wealth in 2006. But now his son has publicly questioned the trend of big-ticket giving by the rich when the “existing structure of inequality” is left unchallenged.
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Friday 26 July 2013
Tuesday 02 July 2013
That’s a mouthful, what do his friends call him?
Saturday 02 March 2013
Last year was a "subpar" year for Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway conglomerate, the investor has told shareholders.
Sunday 17 February 2013
Sunday 06 January 2013
Wednesday 02 January 2013
"Are you looking for a job?" James Naughtie asked Dame Ann Leslie on Radio 4's Today, a note of panic in his voice. Now there's an idea. As one of the programme's guest editors, Leslie, the veteran foreign correspondent who famously went to war in a fur coat, arrived like a blast of cold air in a sticky sauna. You can imagine plenty of previous guests proffering feature ideas cobbled together by their agents, but not Leslie. She was first in the office, her sleeves rolled up and ready to kick some serious butt.
Thursday 20 December 2012
Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg is following in the footsteps of tech philanthropist Bill Gates, donating half a billion dollars of shares to charity.
Wednesday 19 December 2012
Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg is following in the footsteps of tech philanthropist Bill Gates, donating half a billion dollars-worth of shares in the social network to charity.
Wednesday 19 December 2012
Saudi investor’s £300m super-jumbo also has room for a concert hall, a garage for his Rolls and four luxury suites
Tuesday 27 November 2012
Warren Buffett, the billionaire investor who favours a greater burden on the wealthy, yesterday called for a minimum tax on America's millionaires but proposed a higher threshold for increased taxes on the rich than the one put forward by the White House.
This week's big questions: is greed good, can we reinvent capitalism and do we need quotas for women?
Friday 26 October 2012
"We have to do a much better job of teaching our daughters maths and science and encouraging them to be aggressive"
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- 2 French café starts charging extra to rude customers
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- 5 Australia incest case: Severely deformed children found in remote farming community after generations of inbreeding