Huffington Post reports that Bob Parsons the founder of Go Daddy will give half of his fortune to charity.
According to Forbes that net worth is $1.9 Billion. http://www.forbes.com/profile/bob-parsons/
From the article:
Parsons and wife, Renee, recently joined the Giving Pledge –- a movement started by Bill and Melinda Gates and Warren Buffett four years ago –- which asks the world’s richest people to donate half of their wealth to charity.
The Parsonses, along with six other affluent families, signed on –- bringing the total number of members to 122.
“Renee and I have always believed every child has the right to good nutrition, the best medical care, a good education, a happy and stress free environment and the hope that they too will share in the American Dream,” the couple said. “We’ve dedicated our foundation and our resources to helping make this happen. It makes sense we join The Giving Pledge.”
The billionaire’s generous gesture may just earn him back some fans he lost a couple of years back.
The article goes on to talk about the famous elephant incident and wonders if this gesture will win back some fans.