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Gates, Buffett urge India’s rich to pledge their billions

March 28, 2011

Two of the world's richest men, Bill Gates and Warren Buffett were in New Delhi and have taken the initiative to convince Indian billionaires to join in their philanthropic efforts.

Through the Giving Pledge campaign launched by them last year, the two have called upon other rich people to make a conscious commitment and have also gone public with their pledges in an effort to motivate others.

If billionaires around the world pledge to contribute what is being dubbed by the duo as 'moral commitment', about USD 600 billion could be generated for philanthropic causes.

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