Al Gore Tells Silicon Valley What's at Stake - Business - Cupertino, CA Patch
As former vice president, a Nobel-winning environmental activist and an Apple board member, Al Gore spoke to Silicon Valley business leaders Saturday not only about global warming but also about income inequality.Flashback: Oil Funded Al Jazeera Makes Al Gore Richer Than Mitt Romney - Katie Pavlich
"The 400 wealthiest people in the US have a larger combined net worth than 50 percent of the country," he said.
...thousands of audience members gave Gore a rapturous standing ovation when he first appeared on stage.
Later, during his post-speech Q & A session with Andrew Chiu, CEO of Verliant, Gore named carbon as a major problem that puts the future of the earth at stake. He used the 62-million-dollar cost of Hurricane Sandy as an example.
Gore said he noticed more and more environmental awareness in China, including the increasing popularity of Tesla over there, during his at-least-twice-a-year visits. He added that he plans to go to China even more often.
His recent sale of Current TV to Al Jazeera for a cool $500 million, which makes him worth $300 million. Gore received a $100 million cut of the deal last week