Forbes Unveils 2014 Special Philanthropy Issue
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(Press release, Dec. 1, 2014) — Forbes' third annual Philanthropy special issue looks at the most generous givers and how they are changing our world. Last June, at the Forbes 400 Summit on Philanthropy, nearly 200 of the world's leading philanthropists, social entrepreneurs and public officials gathered for a discussion on groundbreaking models in philanthropy, and how to improve education. The Philanthropy issue is a collection of insight and actionable solutions from the 2014 Forbes 400 Summit on Philanthropy.
- "My Weaknesses Died On That Day" (p 70): Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai was shot by the Taliban for going to school. They targeted the wrong girl. Malala Yousafzai sits down with Laurene Powell Jobs, an education and immigration advocate and the widow of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs, for an extensive interview, held before one of the most influential audiences of education and philanthropic leaders ever assembled.
- The Waltons Tackle Education (p 76): Sam Walton's granddaughter Carrie Walton Penner is the most influential force in public education that few people have ever heard of. In her first extensive interview, she shares with Forbes her plan to make charter schools a national option for all.
- The $225 Trillion Educational Dividend (p 82): Forbes commissioned the world's leading experts to single out the five big ideas that could take American school kids from middle-of-the-pack to the top in the world. For the first time ever, we quantified the actual costs and benefits, developing an ROI-driven turnaround plan for our children. We then convened the U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, teachers union chief Randi Weingarten, D.C. schools chancellor Kaya Henderson and Robin Hood Founder Paul Tudor Jones for a high-powered roundtable on how to implement these five ideas.
- Formulas For Success (p 90): Six of America's most influential educational philanthropists reveal the mathematics of reform.
- The King Of Online Gambling (p 100): David Baazov went from sleeping on Montreal park benches to an $800 million personal fortune with a brazen bet on Internet poker. Now he gets to up the ante.
- Sanctum Sanctorum (p 18): [EXCLUSIVE PHOTO] Nobody is allowed to sit at J.P. Morgan's desk at the Morgan Library in New York, but when the giant of philanthropy and finance, Warren Buffet, makes his first visit, why not make an exception.