Billionaire Hopes To Make A Change

Michigan billionaire Manoj Bhargava, founder of the 5-Hour Energy company, has already pledged to give away 99% of his wealth. But now he’s going public for the first time with work he’s been funding on inventions to alleviate global suffering by attacking problems in the areas of water purity, energy availability and health.

He tells the story in Billions in Change, a new documentary film about Bhargava’s Stage 2 Innovations laboratory in Michigan, available for viewing Monday at The film does not plea for money, but rather is a call to action, urging people to tell friends, social networks, policy makers and elected officials that practical solutions to some of world’s most urgent problems are viable, ready for implementation and need to be prioritized.

ABC’s Scott Goldberg joined us from New York City.