Mark Zuckerberg and Dustin Moskovitz From Facebook Join the Giving Pledge To Commit The Majority of Their Wealth to Philanthropy
Posted Dec 09 2010 4:03am
Bill Gates and Warren Buffet originated the “Giving Pledge” and challenge others to also donate at least half of their wealth to charity. When you hear Warren Buffet talk about it he says he has everything he needs and sees no reason why it should not go to charity. Mark Zuckerberg I believe has to be the youngest person on the list.
Melinda Gates was the organizer and coordinator of the website for action. With the Bill Gates and Melinda Foundation, many healthcare projects have been funded.
If you missed the 60 Minutes story on the Melinda and Bill Gates foundation the video is embedded at the link below.
You can visit the Giving Pledge site and you can see Mark Zuckerberg’s name on the list. You can read the inserts below from the Wall Street Journal where a few other members are mentioned. BD
The billionaire founder of social network Facebook Inc. has agreed to give the majority of his wealth to charity, part of a broader group of rich entrepreneurs committing to philanthropy earlier in their lives.
Mark Zuckerberg has signed onto the "Giving Pledge," which asks its signatories to commit publicly to give away the majority of their wealth.
Dustin Moskovitz, a co-founder of Facebook and former Harvard roommate of Mr. Zuckerberg's, has also signed the pledge.
The 26-year-old is one of 16 billionaires new to the pledge, which now totals more than 50 donors. New names include AOL co-founder Steve Case, investor Carl Icahn and former junk-bond king Michael Milken.
They join existing pledges made by wealthy individuals and families including Oracle Corp. founder Larry Ellison, film director George Lucas and New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg.