NewsDepth A+

Our NewsDepth A+ this week goes to someone you've already heard of - the man who created Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg.

His wealth is estimated to be worth about $45 billion. And last week, the computer programmer and philanthropist and his wife Priscilla announced that they're going to give away almost all of it.

A company they created called the Chan Zuckerberg initiative will use the money to do what they called “advance human potential", fighting to end disease, to boost education, and to connect more people to the information available on the internet.

They did not say how fast money would become available or exactly how it will be spent.

Instructional Links

Website: Giving Tuesday Official Site

http://www.givingtuesday.org/about/

Website Article: Biography.com, Mark Zuckerberg

http://www.biography.com/people/mark-zuckerberg-507402

Support Provided By

More Wcpn Schedule
More Wclv Schedule
Schedule
Donate
90.3 WCPN
WCLV Classical 104.9
NPR Hourly Newscast
The Latest News and Headlines from NPR
This text will be replaced with a player.
This text will be replaced with a player.
This text will be replaced with a player.