Buffett gives $37 billion to Gates and family foundations

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  1. Jux

    Jux Please, call me Steve. Veteran

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    Dark_Convoy Old Bastard Veteran

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    Saw this on the news this morning... while I have no doubt that this man has good intentions, can you say tax break?
     
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    First thing i thought of.


    ...oh and hooray!

    .Or something.
     
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    He could have bought me something first. That cheap date.
     
  5. Lance Halberd

    Lance Halberd oh hai

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    He offered breast implants, but you turned them down.

    Some gold-digging arm candy you turned out to be.
     
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    BigPrime3000 Well-Known Member

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    Yea when you're that rich you actually save a lot of money by giving it away. More of an obligation and tax break than out of the goodness of his heart.
     
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    Aaron Master of Crystalocution Moderator Content Contributor

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    80 percent of a fortune's more than just a tax break...
     
  8. BigPrime3000

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    Maybe he was worried he would get caught for tax evasion or something. That doesn't even matter though, because 20% of $44 billion is still $8.8 billion. In terms of being able to spend all of your money as fast as possible, the difference between 8.8 bil and 44 bil isn't that big.
     
  9. Seth Buzzard

    Seth Buzzard R.I.P. Buzzbeak Content Contributor

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    Clearly someone on Buffett’s level isn’t going to be doing something like this if it’s going to make him poor but any tax brake he gets will have a limit so I’m sure he’s not going to come out ahead. It’s still a remarkable amount of money to give and he disserves a couple brownie points for his efforts.

    This would be a good thread for Drippy.
     

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