World's Richest People Held Secret Meeting

By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted May 20, 2009 11:28 AM CDT
Media mogul Ted Turner applauds as he takes part in the interview of the day at the SportAccord conference in downtown Denver on Thursday, March 26, 2009.   (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
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(Newser) – Warren Buffett, Bill Gates, and David Rockefeller Jr recently convened a top-secret meeting of many of the world’s wealthiest people to discuss the financial crisis, according to an Irish Central report confirmed by ABC News. A total media blackout prevailed during the get-together, which took place May 5 at Rockefeller University in New York. Attendees included Oprah Winfrey, Ted Turner, George Soros, and Michael Bloomberg, among others.

It’s unclear how so many famous figures could meet without drawing any attention. Each spoke for 15 minutes, giving their perspective on the economic meltdown. Though the event is sure to fuel conspiracy theories, attendees say it was “100% about philanthropy,” though they wouldn’t discuss any details. Gates, Buffett, and Rockefeller are all renowned philanthropists.