Warren Buffet and Bill Gates announced today that Mark Zuckerberg, among others, have signed up for the Giving Pledge, which commits signatories to giving away at least 50 percent of their wealth by the age of 65. Most of Zuckerbergs assets, of course, are tied up until Facebook goes public. To pledge to give away your billions before you even get it is impressive, if not slightly hubristic.
Other new members on the list include investors Carl Icahn and Michael Milken, as well as former AOL CEO Steve Case. The full list of new members is:
Michael and Lori Milken
Joe and Rika Mansueto
Tom and Cindy Secunda
Charles Zegar and Merryl Snow Zega
Lee and Toby Cooperman
Duncan and Nancy MacMillan
David and Barbara Green
George P. Mitchell
Jean and Steve Case
At some point, those billionaires not on the list are going to start to look pretty suspect.