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CEO Warren Buffett was surrounded by press and fans when he arrived at Berkshire Hathaway’s 2019 annual shareholders meeting in Omaha, Nebraska, in May 2019. Johannes Eisele/AFP via Getty Images

Why Warren Buffett is a model for his billionaire peers

The investor has already given half of his $100 billion fortune to charity and he has pledged to disburse nearly all of the rest.
Some extremely rich people are paying a much smaller share of their income on taxes than other folks. Nuthawut Somsuk/iStock via Getty Images Plus

A new reason Americans are getting leery of billionaire donors

News about how little income tax some of the richest Americans reportedly pay is adding to questions about the value to society of their massive charitable donations.
Using 3-D facial images researchers have identified changes in the DNA that contribute to variation in facial features. Julie D. White

We scanned the DNA of 8,000 people to see how facial features are controlled by genes

Like it or not, the facial feature most influenced by your genes is your nose. Researchers investigate which genes are involved in sculpting the face.
Spanx founder Sara Blakely has signed the Giving Pledge. Marla Aufmuth/Getty Images for Massachusetts Conference for Women

A window into the hearts and minds of billionaire donors

A careful review of more than 200 letters written by the wealthy people who signed the Giving Pledge over its first decade suggests a big contradiction.
Should wealthy Canadians pay an inheritance tax? In this photo from 2002, David Thomson listens during the annual meeting of Thomson Corp. The Thomsons are considered Canada’s richest family. (CP PHOTO/Aaron Harris)

Should Canada have an inheritance tax?

Canada is the only G7 country that doesn’t have an inheritance tax. A new report says that should change. The idea of sharing the wealth from one generation to another is not new.

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