Thursday, December 3, 2015

Zuckerberg pledges $44.5 billion to charity

Facebook became more popular yesterday as its founder Mark Zuckerberg and his wife Priscilla Chan pledged 99% of their shares in Facebook to charity to mark the birth of their first child. These shares are currently valued at around $45 billion. This will leave the Zuckerberg family with a mere half billion dollars to scrape by on. Actually I'm not being facetious, I commend Zuckerberg for his actions, nobody needs such a vast fortune and in the hands of well-run charities such huge sums of money can make a real difference. I hope more billionaires follow suit. When you use Facebook now you can know that you are helping make the world a better place.