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~
Although Madonna has signed a $160 million ten-year deal with concert promotors Live Nation, The Sun UK is reporting today that Madonna has just been offered a five year residency in Las Vegas, for a rumored $1 billion.
The logistics of this price tag offer are being debated all over the internet at the minute.
Good publicity rumors for Madonna today. She incites imagination for bullish American entertainment. And isn’t that what entertainment leaders do? They loan a face to an idea for all entertainers, that could be possible. What a benchmark setter, even if this is a rumor or truth.
I’m all for Madonna earning a billion bucks. Ciccone is always listed in the top three celebrities who give the most income to charity outside of Warren Buffet and Bill Gates‘ big league humanitarian club. She deserves a billion bucks. :)
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 8.21.10~
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~
I’m sorry Chicago, but Ms Oprah Winfrey really is moving to California. She wasn’t bluffing.
According to the Wall Street Journal, Oprah has just hired Peter Adamson to manage her ‘family office’ and watch her money and investments portfolio. In California, Peter Adamson manages Eli and Edith Broad‘s money so that the Broad’s can continue doing artistic and philanthropic things for arts and culture in LA–in and around Hollywood’s movie culture.
It looks like Ms Winfrey is going to get a little bit more creative, in her role as a power producer of Hollywood films and TV Network producing in her next, Californian reincarnation. She’s freeing up her time, so its less money focused. Love it. And the philanthropic money management skills of Peter Adamson on board–prove that Oprah is heading in the same direction as the Broads. Think Oprah in the past–but on a much bigger philanthropic scale.
To check out what’s happening on the Broad Stage concerning music, jazz, live performance and the arts, here in LA… go here. It’s time that LA got a bit more artistically philanthropic. So this is exciting news. The past two years, a spirit of meanness, fear and stingyness has gripped this city. Good works incite more good works. So, hopefully Winfrey and the Broad’s will get a really good ping pong match going on between them–concerning artists support in the 2010′s.
Needless to say, anything that Oprah’s attached to when she hits Califor-NI-A–invest in those stocks. Here’s some retro Tupac–to celebrate in advance, the Oprah Effect on Hollywood. :)
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 5.18.2010~