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Tue, 26 Feb 2013 13:00:00 GMT | By Jason Buckland, MSN Money Billionaires giving it all away The super-rich who've signed up to give it all away, from George Lucas to Jeffrey Skoll to Mark Zuckerberg.
Richard Branson has experienced quite a lot in his 62 years. The founder of Virgin Group, Branson — in fact, Sir (ed. note: please italicize) Richard Branson — founded his company in 1971 as a simple record shop in London. Over the years, he transformed it into a multinational corporation with interests in media, air travel and space tourism. He is now worth, by the estimation of Forbes, $4.2 billion.
Last week, Branson stunned the world again when he decided to give his wealth away. The outspoken Brit has become the latest mogul to sign the Giving Pledge, the initiative founded by Warren Buffett and Bill and Melinda Gates to convince the world's richest people to donate at least half their wealth to charity. In addition to Buffett, Branson and the Gates (who, combined, have a net worth that exceeds $115 billion) here are other famous billionaires who have pledged to give up their fortunes. can I get a peace of the pie * All figures in USD.