The Story of NationsBank: Changing the Face of American Banking

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UNC Press Books, Feb 1, 2001 - Business & Economics - 348 pages
Charlotte-based NationsBank, formerly named NCNB, became one of the nation's leading financial powers following its acquisition in 1988 of First Republic Bank of Texas and its merger in 1991 with Atlanta-based C&S/Sovran. The authors provide a corporate h
 

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Thirty-eight of the largest U.S. billionaires joined the initiative of the founder of Microsoft, Bill Gates and Warren Buffet financial guru, to donate at least half of their fortunes, which together are around 230,000 million. The founder of CNN, Ted Turner, filmmaker George Lucas and the hotelier Barron Hilton, the list
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Thirty-eight of the largest U.S. billionaires have joined the initiative of the founder of Microsoft, Bill Gates and Warren Buffet financial guru, to donate at least half of their fortunes, which together are around 230,000 million, officials said Wednesday the proposal.
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Among the tycoons who have accepted the challenge are the mayor of New York, Michael Bloomberg, and the co-founder of Oracle, Larry Ellison, and the media executive Barry Diller and CNN founder Ted Turner.
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The list also includes the likes of George Lucas, energy tycoon T. Boone Pickens, the hotelier Barron Hilton and David Rockefeller.
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Gates and Buffett, who Forbes magazine considered two of the world's richest men with a net set of 90,000 million dollars, last month launched the initiative "The Giving Pledge" ("The commitment to donate" to the to convince the country of billionaires who devote their wealth to philanthropy.
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"We just started and we've gotten a terrific response," Buffett said in a statement, owner and financial holding company Berkshire Hathaway known as the "Oracle of Omaha" for his ability to predict the performance of markets.
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In addition to asking for money, Gates and Buffet also asked who would accept his challenge exhibited in a letter the reasons why they decided to donate most of their wealth.
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Bloomberg, who made his fortune from the current financial information company that bears his name, said in his letter that philanthropy is the best investment in the future of new generations.
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"If you do something for your children and show them how much you love, the best thing you can do with difference is to support organizations that build a better world for them," he added.
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Lucas, father of the sagas of the "Star Wars" and "Indiana Jones," he said, meanwhile, that his interest as donor centers on the world of education.
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"It is the key to our survival as a species. We have to plan for our collective future, and the first step are social instruments, emotional and intellectual we provide to our children, "he said.
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The U.S. has around 400 fortunes in excess of one billion dollars, accounting for 40 percent of assets in this level that is in the world.
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If the millionaires who appear on the list of the 400 richest U.S. donate half of its net assets, could raise for charity and social over 600,000 million dollars, according to estimates by Fortune Magazine
 

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Contents

Who Are Those Guys?
1
An Unlikely Candidate
13
Watching Wachovia
23
The New NCNB
39
Armed Peace
52
What Are We Waiting For?
75
Winning One for Reese
89
The Party Was Over
104
Got Any Banks for Sale?
178
The Tactics of Sun Tzu
198
Predatory Instincts
209
A Waiting Game
224
Who Is He?
243
The Richest Poor People I Ever Saw
265
Eye of the Tiger
278
A Softer Gentler Cat
288

Show Them No Mercy
125
Cranking the Engines
143
A Hole Big Enough to Drive a Bank Through
159
NationsBank
311
Index
319
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Howard E. Covington Jr. is a former journalist who has collaborated with Marion A. Ellis on a number of books, most recently Terry Sanford: Politics, Progress, and Outrageous Ambitions and The North Carolina Century: Tar Heels Who Made a Difference, 1900-2000. Covington lives in Greensboro.

Marion A. Ellis is a former journalist who has collaborated with Howard E. Covington on a number of books, most recently Terry Sanford: Politics, Progress, and Outrageous Ambitions and The North Carolina Century: Tar Heels Who Made a Difference, 1900-2000. Ellis lives in Charlotte.

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