Facebook Mark Zuckerberg on Oprah, donates $100 Million to Public Schools

By on Sep 25, 2010 in United States, World Comments

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg was among the guests of Oprah on Friday, and announced a $100 million donation to public schools.

Zuckerberg, along with Newark Mayor Cory Booker and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, visited the “The Oprah Winfrey Show”, and discussed about the current situation of children in public schools in America.

The $100 million donation will intended to help “Startup: Education”, a new foundation that will help in the improvement of public schools across America.

Newark is said to be the first city to enjoy the benefit, where almost half of all students don’t finish high school.

In his Startup: Education Facebook page, Zuckerberg said he ‘believes in the Mayor and his vision, and that’s why I want to help them succeed.’

“Using my own Facebook stock, I’m creating the Startup: Education foundation with over $100 million to invest in educating and improving the lives of young people.” The 26-year old billionaire added.

Mark Zuckerberg, who now ranked 35th richest American according to Forbes, also discussed to Oprah a bit about the upcoming film The Social Network, which is a movie about the founding of Facebook.

A video clip also showed the portion of his house and Facebook headquarters, including a glimpse of Pricilla Chan, Zuckerberg’s girlfriend.

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