Nicholas Kristof at the New York Times writes how 2007 Laureate Ted Turner reshaped philanthropy

December 31, 2012

Fifteen years ago, Ted Turner announced he was giving away $1 billion to United Nation causes such as fighting poverty, clearing landmines, and helping refugees.  While that was one of the largest philanthropic gifts ever, more important was the example it set for America’s richest, helping to revive the tradition of great philanthropists like Rockefeller and Carnegie, writes Nicholas Kristof at the New York Times.