Facebook Founder Donates Wealth to Charity

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg has become the latest billionare to donate a portion of their wealth to charity.

Mr Zuckerberg and Facebook co-founder Dustin Moskovitz have joined The Giving Pledge, a philanthropic campaign led by Warren Buffett and Bill Gates. They have pledged to give away half their fortunes.

A total of 57 billionaires now have joined initiative, which was launched in June.

Mr Gates, his wife Melinda, and Mr Buffett have asked US billionaires to give away at least half their wealth during their lifetime or after their death, and to publicly state their intention with a letter explaining their decision.

The full list of billionaires and their letters can be seen at www.thegivingpledge.org

(Source: The  Irish Times)