MOOC Offers Buffett\'s Family Loot to Give Away


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The Learning By Giving Foundationís massive open online course (MOOC) enables its participants to give away funds from the Berkshire Hathaway Inc. coffers.

The Berkshire Hathaway Inc. is Warren Buffett's older sister, 85 year-old Doris' inherited stock that came from the Family Trust in 1996. A share of the funds has been allocated to philanthropy courses at 30 colleges and universities across the country.


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