Three extra {couples} have signed the Giving Pledge, bringing to 200 and nineteen the entire variety of people and {couples} pledging to provide the vast majority of their wealth in help of philanthropic causes.

The brand new signatories embody Bongjin Kim, founder and CEO of Woowa Brothers, which created what has change into the most important meals supply app in South Korea, and his spouse, Bomi Sul; they’re the primary Koreans to signal on to the marketing campaign. “Ten years in the past, once I was operating a small firm of lower than twenty staff, I learn an article about Invoice Gates and Warren Buffett making the pledge and had a wild dream of sooner or later making the pledge myself,” Kim wrote within the couple’s pledge letter. “It is vitally overwhelming that I’m making such a pledge in the present day. I’d be delighted past measure if the dream I as soon as had could possibly be the dream of many extra founders who’re attempting to vary the world.”

Others who’ve joined the marketing campaign this 12 months embody Ben Silbermann, co-founder and CEO of Pinterest, and his spouse, Divya Bhaskaran Silbermann; and Byron Trott, founder, chair, and CEO of BDT Capital Companions, and his spouse, Tina; the latter introduced their pledge in January. The Trotts, whose philanthropy has lengthy been centered on training, launched rootEd Alliance in 2018 with the aim of addressing essentially the most difficult limitations to success after highschool for college students in rural communities.

“Right this moment, we all know that many younger individuals have neither robust help methods nor the alternatives we had and sadly usually get left behind, unable to appreciate their full potential. It’s this actuality that drives our giving philosophy and focus,” the Trotts wrote of their pledge letter. “Our household is unanimous in and motivated by this dedication to place the vast majority of our wealth to work in philanthropic endeavors. It could be a very powerful work that we’ll do collectively and if completed proper, ought to definitely be essentially the most rewarding.”