Facebook Co-Founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg teamed up with Google Co-Founder Sergey Brin, Apple Chairman Art Levinson, technology investor Yuri Milner, and 23andMe Founder Anne Wojcicki (Brin’s wife) to launch the Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences Foundation.
Facebook Co-Founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg hosted a fundraiser for New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie at his Palo Alto home Wednesday night, but not everyone welcomed Zuckerberg’s guest, as some 40 protestors gathered outside the gates.
We all know that Facebook Co-Founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg is one of the richest people in America, but he’s also one of the most generous. The Chronicle of Philanthropy announced Monday that Zuckerberg (along with his wife, Priscilla Chan) was the second-biggest American philanthropist in 2012, behind Warren Buffett.
As part of the expansion agreement Facebook reached with its headquarters city of Menlo Park, Calif., the social network agreed to create a $500,000 foundation. Facebook added $100,000 to that total Tuesday and announced grants of $2,500 to $5,000 to 42 nonprofit organizations in Menlo Park and East Palo Alto, Calif.
The latest and largest charitable donation by Facebook Co-Founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg and his wife, Priscilla, will go to an organization a little closer to home, as Zuckerberg posted on his Facebook page that the Silicon Valley Community Foundation will receive 18 million Facebook shares.
The birthday notification has been a mainstay of the top right corner of your Facebook page for years. Soon, another type of notification will join it — one for weddings and engagements. Facebook introduced this new feature Thursday, which allows you to write a quick “Congratulations!” on a newly wedded or engaged friend’s timeline, much like you would on their birthday.
Now that hardscrabble work of building a company and seeing it through its initial public offering is complete, another Facebook geek is unrolling his sleeves, taking a big exhale, and enjoying the other fruits life has to offer, such as settling down into wedded bliss with his life-long companion, or some rendition of that.
Maybe we’re skeptical by nature, but it’s hard to believe that an appearance in the background of a China Central Television documentary by Facebook Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer Mark Zuckerberg and this then-girlfriend (and now wife) Priscilla Chan was a coincidence.