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Giving Pledge

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  • Rocket Man: The otherworldly ambitions of Elon Musk

    Elon Musk reigns over an entrepreneurial landscape of epic proportions: With Tesla Motors, the cherub-faced CEO wants to wean us off fossil fuels with electric cars for the masses. With SolarCity, he envisions panels blooming on a million rooftops. And even as the fortunes of these two firms soared on the SV150, the San Jose Mercury News' latest index of Silicon Valley's top public tech companies, Musk was laying the groundwork for the world's biggest battery factory.
  • Europeans best at preserving wealth: study

    LONDON (Reuters) - Europeans have proved the best at preserving billion dollar fortunes through market peaks and troughs over the past 25 years, a study showed on Wednesday. Forbes Insights found 78 percent of family and individually owned fortunes in...

    Harris: 'Ones to Watch' in Chicago business in 2014

     Harris: 'Ones to Watch' in Chicago business in 2014
    Barack Obama campaign veterans Harper Reed and Dylan Richard will launch a tech company. Don Thompson will be under pressure to improve sales at McDonald's. And with Tribune Co. spinning off its publishing assets into a separate company, its chief...

    Eric and Liz Lefkofsky pledge half their wealth to charity

    Eric and Liz Lefkofsky pledge half their wealth to charity
    Chicago technology entrepreneur Eric Lefkofsky and his wife Liz are among the latest families to sign the Giving Pledge, promising to give more than half their wealth to charity. Founded four years ago by Warren Buffett and Bill and Melinda Gates, the...

    Harris: Lefkofskys join the Giving Pledge

    A few years ago, at the Allen & Co. conference for media moguls in Sun Valley, Idaho, Bill Gates and Warren Buffett asked to sit down with then-Groupon Chairman Eric Lefkofsky and his wife, Liz, to talk about giving away half their wealth. Liz...