Some of the names on the Giving Pledge list are nationally famous -- Gates, Buffett, Rockefeller, Bloomberg, Turner, Lucas, Pickens, and a few others. But most signers of the pledge are only renowned in a city, like Dallas or Tulsa, or even in a professional locale, like Wall Street.
So in the gallery that follows you'll find short profiles of several pledgers not well-known to the general citizenry but definitely to be reckoned with in the worlds of wealth and philanthropy.
|Chrysler Group orders donated Vipers destroyed|
|Albertsons to merge with Safeway|
|Everything must go: There's a flood of store closings|
|Bitcoin matters. Ignore the media circus.|
|Boeing to end pension plans for non-union employees|