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How Much Has Warren Buffett Given to Charity?

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The billionaire and current chairman and CEO of Berkshire Hathawayundefinedtook a pledge in 2006 to give away all of his stock in the company to philanthropic foundations.

Warren Buffett has since called for more of the world's billionaires to make a similar pledge.

Just this week, Buffett donated another $4.1 billion to the five foundations he annually contributes to: the Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation, the Sherwood Foundation, the Howard G. Buffett Foundation, Novo Foundation, and the Gates Foundation.

During the same announcement, Buffett also stated that he is stepping away from the Gates Foundation as one of its trustees. 

The renowned investor did not mention the high-profile divorce of the other two trustees, Bill and Melinda Gates in his statement.

This latest donation of Berkshire Hathaway stock puts him about halfway through his pledge to donate all of the 474,998 shares that he previously owned.

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