Billionaires convince wealthy to donate to charity

August 4, 2010 9:09:49 PM PDT
Bill Gates and Warren Buffett have convinced 40 other wealthy families and individuals to give at least half their fortune to charity.

Six weeks ago, Gates and Buffett launched their campaign to get other billionaires to follow their example and donate most of their wealth. And on Wednesday the first list of people who have signed the so-called giving pledge was released.

Among them: New York mayor Michael Bloomberg, filmmaker George Lucas, media mogul Ted Turner and Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen. Click here for the complete list.