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Buffett Pushes Rich, Says ‘Every Sinner Has a Future’

Warren Buffett said he’ll keep pressing the billionaires who rebuffed his request that they pledge at least half of their fortunes to charity.

Buffett, the Berkshire Hathaway Inc. chairman who committed almost all of his wealth to philanthropy, said 70 to 80 people on the Forbes magazine list of the world’s richest were contacted as part of his drive to boost giving. Forty individuals or families signed on, leaving about half that need convincing, Buffett said today in a conference call.