20 Mega-Moguls Who Won’t Leave Their Fortunes to Their Kids

These tycoons have made it known that they won't be handing off their riches to their offspring. Here's a look at who they are, and why they've made this very public decision.

Bill Gates

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Gates, who famously made his fortune with Microsoft, created the Giving Pledge along with his wife, Melinda, and the couple’s friend, billionaire investor Warren Buffett. Bill and Melinda Gates have three children who will surely never want for anything, but they are also growing up witnessing their parents’ generosity to others through the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. “This is about building on a wonderful tradition of philanthropy that will ultimately help the world become a much better place,” Gates says on the Giving Pledge site.

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