Pickens, along with other billionaires and ultra-high-net-worth families, including Bill and Melinda Gates, Warren Buffett, David Rockefeller, John
Bogle, Mark Zuckerberg and George lucas, have agreed to conspicuously make large charitable donations during their lifetimes instead of waiting for the majority of their contributions to trigger at their deaths and the settlements of their estates.
Ushers were Michael Tyler Wages, William Gordon Rockefeller, Colin Kendrick Rockefeller, John
Alexander Camp Rockefeller, and Louis Henry Rockefeller.
"There did exist at one time," he writes, "a Republican Party that tried to act as the conscience of the nation," represented by leaders such as Nelson Rockefeller, John
Lindsay, Kingman Brewster, and Elliot Richardson.
delegation there included over 40 men who were (or later became) CFR members, including such prominent Establishment figures as Edward Stettinius, Nelson Rockefeller, John
Foster Dulles, John J.