” people wait until late in their career to give back. But why wait when there is so much to be done?”
As a result Mark has given his approval for becoming part of the Giving Pledge, set up by Microsoft heavyweight Bill Gates.
Mark Zuckerberg is worth an estimated $6.9 billion and is considered one of the wealthiest Americans alive. He, along with other billionaires like Bill Gates and Warren Buffet have committed to the Giving Pledge. The purpose of the Giving Pledge is to encourage to multi-millionaires and billionaires a share their fortunes.
Other people that have been asked to donate are billionaires Carl Icahn, Ted Forstmann, and Dustin Moskovitz, Mark Zuckerberg’s former roommate from Harvard. To gain access to the Giving Pledge individuals agree to donate the bulk of their riches to charity.
Facebook founder has already donated $100 million to Newark public schools. This was announced in September on the Oprah Winfrey Show.
It has been a proven fact that when people know that they are not the only ones giving, they are more likely to share their wealth. Whether it is dropping a few coins into the Salvation Army kettle outside the department store or part of the billion dollar Giving Pledge, knowing others are donating will spur on others to donate as well.