Daily Archives: 11/18/2013

F1 Grand Prix

(Community Matters) Austin partied heartily this weekend, hosted the Formula 1 Grand Prix at Circuit of the Americas. It’s second year, I don’t think either of us have yet been out to the track, but we hear only good things and lots & lots of our friends seemed to be having much fun over the 3 day celebration. There’s ceertainly the high-end, jet set celebrations (I notice the Ludus F1 Champagne Luxury Suite was available last minute for $175,000 for 24). Andplenty of friends attended and had a blast spending more modest amounts. I believe tickets range in price from $300 to $50k . Fortunately, worries of traffic gridlock didn’t materialize the first or this year – and Austin even concurrently hosted a UT-OK State game this weekend. We might just have to get out there next year.

austin f1

Forbes: 50 Philanthropists, Biggest Givers

forbes liberia(Community Matters) Who gave away the most cash last year

  1. Bill & Melinda Gates $1.9B
  2. Warren Buffett $1.9B
  3. George Soros $763mm
  4. Mark Zuckerberg $519mm
  5. Walton Family $432mm
  6. Eli & Edythe Broad $376mm
  7. Michael  Bloomberg $376mm
  8. Paul Allen $328mm
  9. Chuck Feeney $313mm
  10. Gordon & Betty Moore $250mm

12. John & Laura Arnold $204mm

18. Michael & Susan Dell $100mm

43. George & Cynthia Mitchell $40mm

What a spectacular list – don’t find myself envious often but this is a list I’d love to be on. Along the same lines, reading about How America’s Richest People Are Bringing Hope To The Eighth-Poorest Nation In The World. I only have one contemporary hero, Dr. Paul Farmer of Partners in Health, and Dr. Raj Panjabi of Last Mile Health just might be the second – appropriate that he is Paul’s mentee.