The William J. Clinton Foundation had $154.8 million in the bank at the end of 2005. That’s shy by a few million of the bucks held by the Gates Foundation ($29.1 billion) or Arkansas’s home-grown Walton Foundation ($1.1 billion).
But it’s got an asset more valuable than money: Bill Clinton.
When the former president of the United States calls up people who’ve shown philanthropic interest and says let’s go to Africa, they’re likely to say OK After a first-hand look at how the Clinton system works – and hours of plane travel and card games and lots of talk – the world’s wealthy are becoming partners in projects that heal the sick, promote health and bring in jobs on a significant scale.
Clinton’s is a different model of philanthropy: It answers nee