Buffett donates $3.17 billion to Gates charity, four others

July 10, 2017 By Jonathan Stempel (Reuters) – Warren Buffett on Monday donated roughly $3.17 billion of Berkshire Hathaway Inc stock to the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and four family charities, his largest contribution in a more than decade-long plan to give away his fortune. The billionaire investor’s 12th annual donation to the five charities comprised 18.63 million Class “B” shares of Berkshire, valued at $170.25 each as of Monday’s market close. Berkshire said Buffett, 86, has made $27.54 billion in donations since 2006 to the five charities, including…

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