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Bill Gates is not the only American entrepreneur with business plan to save the world.There are thousands. Consider Steve Kirsch, who had just turned 35 when he had everything he could want.Adobe, the software giant, had just purchased one of his startups, Eframe, The sale made Kirsch very rich, with a share in a private jet, an estate in California' s Los Altos Hills and a burning question: what to do with the rest of a 50 million fortune? After a few years of doling out money to traditional charities-his alma mater, the United Way-Kirsch got ambitious. He set up his own foundation to benefit "everyone", funding research on everything from cancer to near-earth objects. "It is guaranteed that we will be hit by an asteroid sometime in the future, "perhaps "before we end this phone conversation. "Kirsch explains. "It would cost several billion lives, and we can save those lives for 50 million, which is less than the cost of a private jet. I call it enlightened self-interest."
6. Why does the author introduce some American millionaires at the beginning of the passage?
(A) To introduce the rapid growth of American millionaires.
(B) To show how they become millionaires.
(C) To display the relationship between business and philanthropy.
(D) To explain their changing attitude towards charities.
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