A New Way Of Giving

It's taken a while, but many multimillionaires of the technology boom are now giving something back--using the methods they learned as entrepreneurs

Our generosity may be the best measure of our humanity. To become fabulously wealthy, to win great fame--these are triumphs not of humanity but of vanity. For the past two decades of robust economic growth, Americans have too often reveled in that vanity. We are the richest, strongest, smartest nation on earth. We have produced more millionaires (2 1/2 million) and billionaires (267) than any other nation. We have discovered more cures and launched more new technologies. But are those the measures that matter?

Perhaps what really matters is this: we give more than any other nation. We are the most...

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