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Sunday evening CBS News aired a “60 Minutes” episode that included a story about Paul Tudor Jones II, a billionaire hedge fund manager/philanthropist who founded The Robin Hood Foundation, an organization that has raised and given away over a billion dollars in the past 25 years to fund charter schools as well as job training and food programs in New York City. His efforts are intended to break the cycle of poverty that so many of the city’s inhabitants live in.

Jones’ professional successes and amazing wealth makes the statement he said in yesterday’s story even more noteworthy. In reference to his appeal to the ultra-rich to give generously at his organization’s annual fundraiser, he said: (more…)