Target: Mr. Tim Cook, Chief Executive Officer of Apple
Goal: Praise Apple CEO for giving hundreds of millions of dollars to charity.
Apple CEO Tim Cook has just announced that he will donate a majority of his fortune to charities around the world. This is a fantastic example of what wealthy CEOs should be doing with their money and Mr. Cook is deserving of our thanks. There is no doubt that when the wealthy give their money to those in need, society as a whole prospers. It is important to publicly thank Mr. Cook in order to compel more billionaires to do the same thing in the future.
Former Apple CEO Steve Jobs was hailed by many as a genius inventor but that doesn’t change the fact that once he started Apple, with the help of Steve Wozniack, it is believed that he ceased all philanthropic giving and never started again. Tim Cook on the other hand has said that he will simply pay for his nephew’s college education and give the rest of his wealth to those in need.
Cook joins a small but growing group of other billionaires that have given away large chunks of their wealth in order to make the world a better place. While he has not formally signed the pledge put forth by Warren Buffet and Bill Gates, he is still making a huge difference in the lives of many.
Too long has the statistic that says the least wealthy give the most to charity been true. It is time for the billionaires and multimillionaires of this world step up and do their part. After all, what is the point of being a billionaire in a world that has been completely ravaged by poverty? What is the point of all that money if billions are living in squalor? Tim Cook understands this and wants to help. Please sign here to thank him for giving away more money than all of us put together ever could.
Dear Mr. Cook,
Your recent decision to give away nearly the entirety of your fortune is commendable in the utmost. I cannot think of a nobler thing to do with your money than give it to those in need. I understand that money is important in this world, but when did it become more important than other people? When did CEOs start feeling like they need a billion dollars? What is the point of all of that money in a world where billions suffer and scrape?
Thank you for your generous donation to those who truly need it. Your predecessor ceased all charitable giving when he started Apple and never started again. You, on the other hand, are giving more than most people would make in a hundred lifetimes. Please continue this charitable giving for as long as you possibly can and please continue to make this world a better place for all people.
[Your Name Here]
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