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Mark Zuckerberg Donating Half His $$$ to Charity

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He's already one of the world's youngest billionaires and now he's looking to spread his wealth around. Mark Zuckerberg has just joined Bill Gates and Warren Buffett's 'The Giving Pledge.'

Back in September, Mark Zuckerberg announced that he would be giving $100 million to the Newark school system, and it appears he's on a philanthropic roll. The 26-year-old has just joined Bill Gates, Paul Allen, David Rockefeller, George Lucas and many more billionaires in promising to give half of his money to charity.

The Giving Pledge encourages billionaires to give their money to charity at any time, before or after they die. However, in his letter to the foundation, Zuckerberg said he would be giving the money away while he was still young.

"People wait until late in their career to give back. But why wait when there is so much to be done?" Zuckerberg said in a statement. "With a generation of younger folks who have thrived on the success of their companies, there is a big opportunity for many of us to give back earlier in our lifetime and see the impact of our philanthropic efforts," he said.

The Wall Street Journal reports that Zuckerberg is among 16 new billionaires to join the Pledge; AOL co-founder Steve Case, investor Carl Icahn and Facebook co-founder Dustin Moskovitz have all promised to give half their wealth to charity too.

The Giving Pledge now has 57 members.

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    micr0be , December 11, 2010 5:57 AM
    @sseyler

    sophisticated troll is sophisticated,
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    agawtrip , December 11, 2010 5:05 AM
    that is Good news.
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    Gigahertz20 , December 11, 2010 5:09 AM
    Too bad he can't donate a few million to the Gigahertz20 charity, that way I don't have to work a 9 to 5 job anymore :) 
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    alyoshka , December 11, 2010 5:32 AM
    That's better than iDonate iPads ithink..... :) 
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    micr0be , December 11, 2010 5:34 AM
    i dont know why i prefer the money goes into medical or technological research rather then ....well they really didnt say exactly.
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    JMcEntegart , December 11, 2010 5:38 AM
    micr0bei dont know why i prefer the money goes into medical or technological research rather then ....well they really didnt say exactly.


    It's up to whomever is donating.
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    scrumworks , December 11, 2010 5:49 AM
    I read that Mark Zuckerberg Donating Half His a$$ to Charity.
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    micr0be , December 11, 2010 5:52 AM
    JMcEntegartIt's up to whomever is donating.


    yea well if they want to see change in their lifetime they'd better put it into medical fields primarily.
    like stem cell, cancer and AIDS ... those 3 should keep the donations busy.
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    micr0be , December 11, 2010 5:57 AM
    @sseyler

    sophisticated troll is sophisticated,
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    TheWhiteRose000 , December 11, 2010 6:03 AM
    If I was a Billionaire, besides being Batman I would donate to Child's play and open up organizations like that to help people around the world.
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    zoridon , December 11, 2010 6:19 AM
    I'd donate half my billions to hire a army of private investigators backed by an army of "Lawyers" to sue the pants off anyone who lies in public office. That alone would do more to clean up the mess in my lifetime. It could be funded forever by the interest alone as long as it kept up with inflation. Just keep it equal opportunity and investigate any fraud in public office no matter what the background. Since we cant count on the "Free press" to do their contitutional job.
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    nebun , December 11, 2010 6:53 AM
    i accept donation :) ...this is good...more greedy people (overpaid sports players) need to do this
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    ben BOys , December 11, 2010 10:20 AM
    wait this evil chunt is giving his money aeay. now he's just a chunt imo. still though my opinion of him would be like hitler doing the same. deep down he's a greedy evil chunt
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    dingo_d , December 11, 2010 11:12 AM
    If he gave me 10000$ I'd be happy XD
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    killerclick , December 11, 2010 12:24 PM
    If I were that rich, I would pour the money into some useful research rather than charity.
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    tronika , December 11, 2010 1:01 PM
    sseylerWhoever*The reason for this is that the clause "whoever is donating" is treated as a noun. Thus, "whomever" would be incorrect, since in the noun clause, it is the subject; it is not part preposition "to" that preceded it. "Whoever" is proper choice when it is the subject of the verb.

    boy your in internet terrotories. you beest get out b4 we gets angries. no but really, thanks for helping. course, it's all relative really. if i were to give half of my money away i'd still be fine to right? in fact, the amount of money i give away at the holidays is quite a bit. nearly "half" of my bank account.
    as for mark Z. good for him.
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    Travis Beane , December 11, 2010 1:07 PM
    I don't dislike this man as much anymore.
    Now lets wait and see how many of these people hold up to their promises Can someone early on put a few billion into artificial organs, specifically the heart? I want to live long enough to see this here. :) 
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    Camikazi , December 11, 2010 1:18 PM
    sseylerWhoever*The reason for this is that the clause "whoever is donating" is treated as a noun. Thus, "whomever" would be incorrect, since in the noun clause, it is the subject; it is not part preposition "to" that preceded it. "Whoever" is proper choice when it is the subject of the verb.

    This is the internet, we speak Stark here, there is no "whom" in Stark!
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    lamorpa , December 11, 2010 1:38 PM
    buzznutStill an asshole.

    Correct. We know you are. You don't have to post comments to remind us.
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    lamorpa , December 11, 2010 1:43 PM
    tronikaboy[,] [you're]your in internet terriXtories. [Y]you beXst get out [before]b4 we getX angr[y]XXX.

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