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Mark Zuckerberg Pledges Donation

Mark Zuckerberg Pledges Donation - Social butterfly and bazillionaire Mark Zuckerberg has decided to heave his fortune onto the pile of philanthropy started by Bill Gates and Warren Buffett and all you can think of are nasty things to say: Easy for him to do. I'll believe it when I see it. Says here he can give it away when he's dead. He ain't going to miss it then.
It's hard to love a billionaire, unless you're married to one. And even then, what's love got to do with it? It's easier to be snarky. But resist. Zuckerberg, 26, is doing a good thing. A very good thing. And more of his fellow tech titans should follow his example.

Mark Zuckerberg Pledges Donation

The hoodie-clad Facebook co-founder is making a difference, even before he gives away one penny as part of the "Giving Pledge." The pledge, you'll recall, is a scheme cooked up by Gates and Buffett to get the country's richest families to promise that they'll give away more than half their money, either during their lifetimes or once they're dead and their heirs are fighting over who gets the vintage Ferrari.

Part of the strategy is to build momentum: When one big-name billionaire gives, other billionaires will be encouraged to give until it hurts. OK, maybe not hurts. I mean that's the point of being a billionaire. Nothing hurts.

Mark Zuckerberg Pledges Donation


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