Leaders that give bravely warm the hearts. They incite acts of goodness towards others, a nation emulates and accumulates.
Acts of goodness accumulated by good people willingly, will bear witness and shall protect a nation’s name.
Goodness can be likened to a protective-shield that seals and covers a nation from harm. Impending perilous forces, dissolve in its light.
A nation’s goodness and honor, protects a nation from harm. In unity of spirit and with good hearts, such people cannot be defeated.
Laughter is a sign that a leader is on the right track where goodness is. He or she leads towards happier days. Shine like the sun.
[These thoughts written for Bill & Melinda Gates, their example and their courage to give boldly conquers fear]
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 12.7.10~
If you’re wealthy, you might want to skip this post. I’m kidding.
Bill Gates and Warren Buffet announced The Giving Pledge a while back. It’s a charitable trust, that gives people of wealth the opportunity to be relieved of it–and act like ‘real’ people or like the majority of the world.
The trust urges wealthy citizens to give the bulk of their wealth to the trust for others in need. ABC’s Christiane Amanpour recently interviews Warren and Bill and Melinda Gates about their start up role as leaders of the trust. Ted Turner is also following suit.
This is certainly an opportunity to make a difference in the world now when it’s most needed. It also observes the principle that if you give, you get back. The rise of the billionaire philanthropist as a super hero of the world–is a miracle of the heart, I think. These guys and girls are all so admiral who are in this trust. Fearless. Rock on!
Watch these stars here for pure inspiration. Mr Buffet maintains that the current tax breaks for the rich of America have not worked for US society for a decade now. I have noticed that the people who like Warren Buffet as a celebrity are all good people, pretty much. They have fun but try and be frugal too where they can.
Not that ‘that last paragraph’ is a recommend to give half your wealth away. However, in the video link above, The Giving Pledge believe they can raise $600 billion from partners who join them to do the same thing. That’s amazing, it’s like the entire amount of the recent US draw down from the Fed.
Love it. Positive and proactive leadership.
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywod California USA. 11.29.10~
Bill Gates (right) hands out with a friend in Beijing for the much anticipated llaunching ceremony of Chinese electric vehicle BYD M6.
Gates’ friend Warren Buffett whose all about making money from waste and thinking green where achievable, said Chinese automaker BYD was the “right choice for me,” two years after his Berkshire Hathaway bought a stake in the firm.
It’s good to see strong cross-cultural biz leadership going down – with an evironmentally friendly product.
[Photog credit - Frederic J. Brown of AFP for Getty Images]
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 9.29.10~
When the recession hit in California, nigh on two years ago; it was obvious that the rise of the “billionaire philanthropist” was emerging in the world. The need is always the call.
Today, Cinematical is reporting that the Star Wars creator who casts Maoris in his films (woot!), George Lucas, is joining hands with The Giving Pledge organization. Conceived by Warren Buffett and Bill Gates, the best feel good club to be in in the world, enlists billionaires who promise to give half of their wealth to charity.
Bill already gave 25 billion, because perhaps he wanted to know who half his friends really were. Oracle co-founder Larry Ellison, T. Boone Pickens, are in the pack.
I also count Angelina Jolie as an honorary billionaire philanthropist, because how she chooses to use her image, name, reputation and spotlight for humanitarian causes, acting as the bait to incite others to do the same at every turn, (sharks always need a thrill) is right up there, transferring wealth into corners of the world where most needed, like no other star can.
Warren Buffet is leader of the pack, promising 99 billion of his wealth. Nice one George! A Star fighting wars of hunger, famine, homelessness and disparity indeed.
[Images of Lucas courtesy of the Daily Up Beat]
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 8.5.2010~
[Image: Mount Haramon as viewed from Hasbaya --courtesy of Ramiz Dalli]
~”I’m gonna stand out here on the mountain top/Till I feel your [Rain]… And now I’ll wait for the light, I’ll wait for the sun/ Till I feel your [Rain]“–Madonna
The 80′s were years of think big, bold, colorful thoughts. You couldn’t help but grow and expand with creativity. Symbols inspiring big thoughts were everywhere. Today Google are celebrating the 80′s by turning google’s logo into the PacMan video game. Fun. Pacman is universally loved as entertainment–as light relief to pass the time, especially in India and China–so that’s a smart move to expand Microsoft’s global audience appeal with this logo. Fun sells.
And as Horiwood.Com is celebrating the life of Aunt Elvira as a Mother of Los Angeles industry and women of business development in The City of Angels revolutionary formative years of American women’s pioneering legends of modern American business, here’s 80′s pop icon, Madonna with her song, Rain.
In Celebration of a Queen’s Life: Aunt Elvira is A Mother of LA
Lyrics to Madonna ‘s Rain follow:
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 5.21.2010~
What a guy! One of our favorite billionaire philanthropists, Bill Gates, with the help of his wife, Melinda Gates has just pledged ten billion dollars to provide vaccines for the world’s poorest people. 8 million people could benefit.
Let’s face it! The Gates are a mini-Telethon show… all of their own! That’s so awesome. How inspiring are they? Sooooooo inspiring! That’s 1 billion a year for the world’s poor. To get you have to give. These two are smart. Then to be a neighbor of the world… give some more. To be considered humane, give even more. These are the practical steps of loving the world. The Gates are just too cool for Hollywood school.
A ten year commitment to providing quality of life to others who most need it… is as good as it gets. Miracle workers walk among us in the US of A. May God continue to bless America! :)
This full report by the AP via Huff Po gives the details:
Billionaires need love too. Especially this last year where America’s wealthiest people found themselves down 300 billion to 2008 from $1.57 trillion to $1.27 trillion. Financial storms aside, these are the top 10 super heroes of wealth this year.
Faltering capital markets and plummeting real-estate prices, along with divorce and fraud, affected the fortunes of 314 billionaires and caused 32 plutocrats to fall off the rankings.
The most effected, was our man, Warren Buffet whose Berkshire Hathaway shares fell 20% in 12 months, costing Buffet $10 billion to his own personal fortune. Despite taking a hit in an unprecedented global recession, Warren Buffet remains one of the best financial advisor’s in the US, who is dubbed the Oracle of Omaha for his sound financial wisdom and philanthropic heart. Buffet is on the rise.
We’ve always maintained on Horiwood.Com that in a global recession (likened to the great depression in world history) there are two people that are incredibly important.
Politicians but also the billionaire philanthropist. According to yahoo news Bill Gates, the richest known man in the world, says: “I think all billionaires should give away the vast majority of their fortune. I’m not saying they shouldn’t leave anything for their kids or to have a little bit for themselves but yes, I think they would enjoy it, I think their kids would be better off, and I think the world would be better off.”
Oprah must be trembling in her boots right now! Just kidding, but Bill is so right! It’s about being a Mr Schindler vs being an Adolph Hitler, from Schindler’s List’s key message that Steven Spielberg depicted in his film starring Liam Neeson.
If you can’t take your wealth and fame with you, let it live on the living legacy of the masses who need a helping hand.
What a powerful message for Bill Gates. Along with Billionaire Philanthropist Richard Chandler of New Zealand making a difference in India, he’s my new hero!
Rockers Sir Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr of The Beatles, united for Microsoft’s Annual E3 Press Conference, to bring a b(r)it of rock royalty to the future of video gaming. Their themed video game, The Beatles: Rock Band, was a huge draw card for Bill Gates at E3 in LA. Both Sir Paul and Ringo are looking great!
I love those little brainy geeky smart people at the website 24/7 Wall Street. They’re pretty clever and thoughtful too. As I write this from Hollywood, California’s unemployment rate has risen from 10% to 11.3% in just the last month. So, this information is pretty vital. First up are the companies, perhaps not to work for…
#3 CARLOS SLIM HELU
Country Of Citizenship:Mexico
Marital Status:widowed, 6 children
|Previous: William Gates III||Next: Carlos Slim Helu & family|
AP Photo/Matt Sayles
Country Of Citizenship:United States
Education:University of Nebraska Lincoln, Bachelor of Arts / Science, Columbia University, Master of Science
Marital Status:widowed, remarried, 3 children
William Gates III or Bill Gates of Microsoft is quite a dude.
Here’s his billionaire profie. Enjoy! hey Brookie 7
The World’s Billionaires
#1 William Gates III
|Next: Warren Buffett|
AP Photo/Kevin P. Casey
Country Of Citizenship:United States
Education:Harvard University, Drop Out,
Marital Status:married, 3 children
Pictured here with husband Bill, and UK rocker Bono, Melinda Gates has just fessed up in Vogue that she’s not allowed an i-phone or an i-pod in their home.
Poor Melinda! Just kidding… the Gates’ get fierce about marketing Microsoft in their latest round of PR in Vogue Magazine … (more…)