"Renaissance Thinking About the Issues of Our Day"
The Good! *Patrice Motsepe* Motsepe - a South African mining billionaire - announced earlier today that he will be giving half of his fortune - including future earnings - to charity. Worth around $2.7 billon - Motsepe said that he wanted to join the Giving Pledge - which encourages the world's wealthiest to give at least half of their wealth to charity. Speaking about his donation - Motsepe said that the money will be used to help the large portion of "poor and other disadvantage and marginalized South Africans." Over half of South Africans live below the poverty line. We can only hope that America's billionaires decide to stand alongside Mr. Motsepe - and donate some of their vast fortunes to help the entire nation and especially those Americans who struggle to survive each day.