Chinese moguls came out in promising numbers Wednesday night to meet Warren Buffett and Bill Gates at a dinner near Beijing, CNN reported. The turnout defied rumors that the Chinese would shun what some saw as American philanthropic imperialism.
The meet and greet gave Buffett and Gates a chance to stress the importance of philanthropy to the Chinese billionaires. Financiers in China have donated little of their wealth compared to U.S. entrepreneurs. According to CNN,
In 2009, a government-sponsored honor roll listed 121 Chinese philanthropists who donated a combined $277 million, less than half of what a single American family -- financier Stanley Druckenmiller and his wife -- gave away in the same year in the United States.
Read more about the philanthropists' visit at CNN.com.