Newspaper article The Christian Science Monitor

Billionaires Giving to Get the Numbers Down

Newspaper article The Christian Science Monitor

Billionaires Giving to Get the Numbers Down

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Bill Gates. Ted Turner. George Soros. Warren Buffett. These men all have billions on their minds, and not just their phenomenal personal wealth. Each has contributed large sums to support family planning efforts around the world.

Broadcasting entrepreneur Ted Turner has donated $1 billion to the United Nations, much of it for environmental and population programs. Computer software developer Bill Gates and his wife, Melinda, have set up a philanthropic foundation worth $17 billion, much of it marked for global health and education issues.

"The issues of world health and population are inextricably linked," states the Gateses' Web site outlining foundation grants. "Increasing access to voluntary family planning services," is listed as a "priority area."

Foundations set up by the Rockefeller family and the late David Packard (of Hewlett-Packard fame) provide hundreds of millions of dollars a year to family-planning efforts around the world. …

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