Whitman Not Planning to Donate Her Fortune

Thursday, Aug 5, 2010  |  Updated 5:56 AM PDT
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California Republican gubernatorial candidate Meg Whitman is promising jobs but not her billions. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

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California gubernatorial candidate Meg Whitman says she has no plans to give at least half her wealth to charity, as 40 of her fellow billionaires have pledged.

On Wednesday, Microsoft Corp. co-founder Bill Gates and billionaire investor Warren Buffett released a list of wealthy families and individuals who have joined their six-week old campaign to give at least half their wealth to charity.

Asked about the pledge, Whitman on Tuesday said she and husband Griffith Harsh have made substantial contributions to their own charitable foundation.

Whitman was ranked 326th on Forbes' list of 400 richest Americans in 2009. The magazine estimated the Republican candidate's wealth at $1.3 billion in March.
 

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