MIAMI (CBSMiami) – On the cusp of his 73rd birthday, Miami Dolphins owner Stephen Ross has pledged to give half of his fortune to charity once he passes away.
According to CBS4’s news partner the Miami Herald, the billionaire, who turns 73 on Friday, announced that he join the charity “The Giving Pledge” that will donate approximately half of his $4.4 billion wealth to philanthropy.READ MORE: Fort Lauderdale Man Accused Of Sexually Assaulting Teen Girl
In Ross’s statement on the Giving Pledge website, he credits his choice in making the donation to his middle-class upbringing in Detroit and his deceased uncle Max Fisher.READ MORE: Housing Crisis: County Mayors To Hold Roundtable On Skyrocketing Rents
“Although I have generally conducted my philanthropic efforts privately, I hope through publicly committing to the Giving Pledge that I will inspire others to commit to significant philanthropy the way my uncle inspired me,’’ Ross wrote.
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