Why giving away our wealth is the most satisfying thing we’ve done


Perhaps one of the best ‘real world’ examples of Priestley’s hope for the future coming true. Which characters would disagree with our speakers? Why?

In a rush? Watch from 17.48 to see how they discuss their beliefs of the true impact of wealth on their kids and responsibility to others. How does this reflect the relationship Sybil and Arthur have with Eric and Sheila?

Thought check: ‘philanthropy’ literally means love of humanity. It is the practice of giving money and time to help make life better for other people.

‘Billion’ one thousand million. Yes, they have a LOT of money.

In 1993, Bill and Melinda Gates took a walk on the beach and made a big decision: to give their Microsoft wealth back to society. In conversation with Chris Anderson, the couple talks about their work at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, as well as their marriage, their children, their failures and the satisfaction of giving most of their money away.


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