This year’s CGI has 1300 attendees from 72 countries. 52 current and former heads of state are attending.
This year’s focus theme is Global Education.
Movie stars include Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt. (That newspaper at the supermarket must have made a mistake)
Before today’s opening there had been 600 CGI commitments to date, totaling $12.5 billion.
Last year 17 people were not invited back because they had not met their commitments. This year there were only 5. (The Clinton Foundation staff works to assist each of the commitment-makers, to help them obtain resources and get them through the process.) Asked at the press conference who wasn’t invited back the spokesman said they won’t tell who or give examples, saying, "We’re not the philanthropy police."