Bill Clinton with US-President Barack Obama at the CGI 2009
The Secret of Billion Dollar Bill ClintonHe is the most powerful NGO of our times: Bill Clinton, the 42nd President of the United States shows that real power comes from within. Clinton does not need the White House or the Pentagon to be a global player. He is just doing what he feels is the right thing, such as convincing the North Korean dictator Kim Jong II to free the American Journalists Laura Ling and Euna Lee.
But his real goal is much more radical than this - Clinton is about to turn old money-monger thinking upside down:
Not those who have the most, those who give the most are the 21st century heroes.
Clinton and his heroes, who now have donated more than 57 billion dollars for life-saving projects around the globe, have met again in September for the 5th Annual Meeting of the Clinton Global Initiative. President Barack Obama addressed the transformational power of CGI and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton introduced an urgent new food program of the US Government.
How is it possible that wealthy individuals, who usually suffer from an unbearable pain when spending a dime, are suddenly willing to give away millions, in some cases billions, for philanthropic projects as soon as Clinton shows up - Irene Hell News has covered all of his Clinton Global Initiative meetings, including the first one in Hong Kong, in order to investigate Clinton's secret.
"Doing the right thing is the best economy", Clinton explains. In his new mission as the world's most powerful broker for life-saving projects, the former President of the United States has motivated the members of his Clinton Global Initiative to invest astronomical sums in about 1,400 philanthropic commitments - a global record which is saving and improving the lives of several hundred million people across the planet.
Nobody before him has managed to start a movement like this. What makes Clinton the unrivalled "High Priest of Charity"?
The Clinton Show
Dark ballroom, dramatic music, and then there is a voice: "Ladies and gentlemen, please welcome the 42nd President of the United States: William Jefferson Clinton."
Spotlight on. Clinton jumps on stage to an ecstatic ovation; the energy in the crowd is overwhelming. The hearts of nearly 1,100 of his closest friends cheer him on, amongst them Royalty such as Queen Rania of Jordan, Crown Prince Haakon and Crown Princess Mette-Marit, Willem-Alexander, Prince of the Netherlands, celebrities like Barbra Streisand, Bono, Muhammad Ali, Michael Douglas.
60 former and current Heads of State, including Gordon Brown, welcome him; hundreds of CEOs, Nobel Peace Prize winners and members of the Rothschild family. Billionaires such as Bill Gates who is competing with Warren Buffett and the Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim Helu for the title "richest man in the world", the Ukrainian Oligarch Victor Pinchuk, Haim Saban, Michael Bloomberg and CNN founder Ted Turner are also in the ballroom of the New York Sheraton.