Imagine if the richest people in the world got together to decide how you and your charitable dollars (given in person or through your hard spent marketed dollars) were parted. Well, on the heels of our conspiracy show this last Sunday, Tom Accousti of the Tao of Masonry pointed us to a Fox story about “secret” meeting of the richest entertainment/marketers who recently met behind closed doors to talk about charity.
The hit parade read like any secret G7 committee meeting: Buffett, Gates, Rockefeller, Turner, Winfrey, Bloomberg, Soros, all to discuss what they should do in light of the financial crisis.
From Irish Central who broke the news:
“Each attendee was given 15 minutes to deliver a presentation on how they saw the future global economic climate, the future priorities for philanthropy, and what they felt the elite group should do.”
But, following our show Sunday, it makes me wonder, perhaps there is a secret cabal out there, only its not the Freemason’s calling the shots anymore, its the shining faces of capitolism 🙂
Other invitees included Eli and Edythe Broad, whose current fortune is estimated at $5.2B by Forbes Magazine; John Morgridge, former CEO of Cisco and his wife Tashia; Peter Peterson, senior chairman of the Blackstone Group; Julian Robertson, founder of Tiger Management Corp.; and Patty Stonesifer, former CEO of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.
I’m curious to see what their conclusions are…