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Warren Buffett Gives Over $4 Billion to Charity as Part of His Annual Pledge

Warren Buffett

Warren Buffett

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Warren Buffett gave Berkshire Hathaway Inc. shares valued at about $4 billion to charities including the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, part of the annual plan he started more than a decade ago.

The more than 14 million Berkshire Class B shares were donated to a total of five philanthropies, including ones run by his children, according to a statement Tuesday. His holdings in the conglomerate he built now consist of 229,016 Class A shares and 276 Class B shares.