(The Telegraph ) Sara Blakely, the youngest woman in the world to become a billionaire on her own, is donating half her fortune to the Bill Gates and Warren Buffett Giving Pledge.
Spanx Founder Sara Blakely to Donate Half Her Fortune to Charity
MAY 10, 2013Louisa Peacock, Deputy Women's Editor
The youngest woman in the world to make $1bn (£650m) on her own was approached by Bill Gates to commit half her wealth to the philanthropy, according to Forbes magazine.
The Giving Pledge, run by Gates and Buffet, was launched in June 2010 and encourages the world's richest people to give away at least half of their fortune.
Sara Blakely said she decided to join the scheme to invest in women - "one of the greatest returns on investment".Read more: The Telegraph