Sir Richard Branson is the latest in high-profile billionaires to pledge half of his Virgin Group fortune to charity.
In their pledge letter, the Virgin founder and his wife, Joan, expressed their wishes for “a healthy, equitable and peaceful world for future generations to enjoy.”
The campaign does not collect money, but rather asks for a moral commitment to give a portion of their wealth to a good cause, according to The Mail.
“As and when we take monies out of the Virgin Group of companies the majority of it will be invested in entrepreneurial approaches to help make a difference in the world,” the Bransons’ letter reads.
Other pledgers include Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, Star Wars director George Lucas and CNN founder Ted Turner, The Mail reports.
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