|Born||William E. Conway Jr.
(1949-08-27) August 27, 1949 
Lowell, Massachusetts, U.S.
|Education||B.A. Dartmouth College; MBA University of Chicago Booth School of Business|
|Occupation||Managing Director of the Carlyle Group|
|Net worth||US$2.5 billion (August 2015)|
There is no reason, in the capital city of the richest country in the world, for anybody to be hungry.
I want to give away the money. I don’t want to die with it. I want the money to be used well.
Until a person has a home, they are always going to be dependent upon the system.
If everybody who was in the Forbes 400 said they were going to create 10,000 jobs, by my mathematics, that would be 4 million jobs.
Generally, I have a strong interest in trying to help people who are maybe not as lucky as I am. I’ve been well rewarded in this world. I’m more worried about the next one.
More effective than giving away half my fortune before I die is finding a way to help people have a good-paying job.
I’m the luckiest guy in the world, and I am going to give away every penny before I die.
If I’m going to create 1,000 jobs, or 10,000 jobs, or whatever the number is, wouldn’t we all be better off?