Girl cuts hair to buy house

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It took four hours every week to wash her hair and an hour and a half to brush every day

There are certain drawbacks to having a five-foot-long mane of hair. Twelve-year-old Natasha Moraes de Andrade of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, was proud of her hair, but it took hours to wash and comb it. Her family couldn’t turn on fans for fear of getting it caught. And riding a bicycle was out of the question. Still, getting her hair cut was a difficult decision.

‘I cried at first when I was at the hairdressers to get it cut,’ she says.

‘I was afraid I wouldn’t like it, and I was also scared I might not get the money I wanted for it…

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40 of America’s Billionaires Pledge to Give Half of Their Fortunes to Charity

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The Giving Pledge urges wealthy individuals to give the majority of their money to charities of their choice.

Warren Buffett says he and Bill Gates have pledges from 40 of America’s wealthiest individuals and families to give away at least half their fortunes to charity.

 

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Chinese Tycoon Donates A Billion Dollars To Charity

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Real-estate tycoon Yu Pengnian has now moved his entire $1.2 billion fortune into his charity to help China’s poor.

He made a fortune in real estate, and now he’s giving it back. The 88-year-old tycoon has slowly been transferring his wealth to his Yu Pengnian Foundation, and now he’s gone the final step, pledging his final $470 million in cash and property to the charity. This makes $1.2 billion he has put into his charity since he opened it in 2003.

“This will be my last donation. I have nothing more to give away,” he said at a press conference announcing the final donation…

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Carlos Slim Helu Becomes World’s Richest Man Pulling Ahead of Bill Gates

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Carlos Slim Helu becomes world’s wealthiest man

The world has a new richest man for the third time in three years, . Riding surging prices of his various telecom holdings, including giant mobile outfit America Movil (AMX), Mexican tycoon Carlos Slim Helu has beaten out Americans Bill Gates and Warren Buffett to become the wealthiest person on earth and nab the top spot on the 2010 Forbes list of the World’s Billionaires.

 

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