A Pair of One Percenters Who Gave It All Away
“Think about ways to invite the 1% home. There’s a lot of people out there who are waiting to be asked to something greater, bigger, more meaningful, more connected.” – Chuck Collins
When was the last time you got to sit down with two members of the 1%, ask them what life at the top is really like? In this radio interview, Live Share Grow cofounders Chuck Collins and Dariel Garner share their stories about why they chose to give all their money away to join the 99%.
“Our biggest goal today is to learn how to live, how to share, and how to grow together.” – Dariel Garner
About Chuck Collins and Dariel Garner
Chuck Collins is great-grandson of 19th-century meatpacking mogul Oscar F. Mayer. He is now the senior scholar at the Institute for Policy Studies, and cofounder of Wealth for the Common Good and Inequality.org. He is the author of numerous books, including 99 to 1: How Wealth Inequality Is Wrecking The World And What We Can Do About It. He is the coauthor, with William H. Gates, Sr., of the book Wealth and Our Commonwealth: Why America Should Tax Accumulated Fortunes. In his twenties, he gave away his inheritance.
Dariel Garner is a serial entrepreneur who has started over forty businesses. He is a former member of the 0.01% and the inspiration for the fictional novel, Billionaire Buddha. Twelve years ago, he gave away his multi-million dollar fortune.
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