Many people imagine that being fabulously wealthy means living a life of excess and grandeur, buying luxury homes, cars, and traveling the world. While this may be how many of the world’s richest people spend their cash, philanthropic billionaires like Bill Gates and Warren Buffet donate over half of their incomes to causes. But just how much impact can their fortunes have on society? Could billionaires solve the world’s problems?
Many of the biggest issues faced today are simply too large and complex for one person, or even group, to solve on their own. No single one person can change the course of climate change or world hunger, for example.
But could the 2,208 billionaires solve the world’s problems together? Or at least, some of them? Could they eradicate issues like credit card debt, homelessness or the rising cost of living? While money can’t buy happiness, the very wealthy may have the capital to spread just a little to someone else.
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