Friday, September 24, 2010


Fresh from being included in Forbes 400 as No. 35 richest, founder and CEO of Facebook Mark Zuckerberg is donating a huge paycheck this Friday.

Zuckerberg is expected to announce the donation of a whopping $ 100 billion at the Oprah Winfrey Show. He is set to donate it to troubled schools in Newark, New Jersey. The gift is coinciding with the premiere of "The Social Network", a film that is based on him but gives a connotation that he is power-hungry, a stealer of ideas and a genius of awkward proportions.

Many insiders have been specualting that the donation is part of Facebook's drive to eliminate the bad publicity being thrown to Zuckerberg. The oftentimes too private CEO is now finally reaching out to the public and showing who he truly is. Well, the donation was a good one for Mark who has actually raised Fecbook's net value to $ 23 billion.

Facebook has become a global phenomenon and it is but ordinary for him to get bad publicities from time to time. And for me the gift to the less fortunate ones is a big move from his camp to silence some of his critics.

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