Zuckerberg to Give Away Half His Wealth

The Facebook billionaire joins Gates and Buffet. Who else signed up today?

Warren Buffet and Bill Gates announced today that Mark Zuckerberg, among others, have signed up for the Giving Pledge, which commits signatories to giving away at least 50 percent of their wealth by the age of 65. Most of Zuckerbergs assets, of course, are tied up until Facebook goes public. To pledge to give away your billions before you even get it is impressive, if not slightly hubristic.

Other new members on the list include investors Carl Icahn and Michael Milken, as well as former AOL CEO Steve Case. The full list of new members is:

  • Michael and Lori Milken
  • Dustin Moskovitz
  • Mark Zuckerberg
  • Joe and Rika Mansueto
  • Nicolas Berggruen
  • Ted Forstmann
  • Carl Icahn
  • Sidney Kimmel
  • Tom and Cindy Secunda
  • Charles Zegar and Merryl Snow Zega
  • Lee and Toby Cooperman
  • Duncan and Nancy MacMillan
  • David and Barbara Green
  • Denny Sanford
  • Lyda Hill
  • George P. Mitchell
  • Jean and Steve Case

At some point, those billionaires not on the list are going to start to look pretty suspect.

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