One of the richest men in the world, Mark Zuckerberg said that before the end of the month will donate nearly $ 1 billion to charity. Tidy sum equal to the cost of 18 million shares of Facebook, developer and founder of which he is. Value per share to date is 54.09 dollars.
Proceeds will be donated to charity entrepreneur - Community Foundation Silicon Valley - and the fund The Breakthrough Prize in Life Science - awards created as a kind of equivalent of the Nobel Prize.
By the way, the state of Zuckerberg, the main shareholder of Facebook, is estimated at $ 19 billion, so he probably does not even feel that his bank account has decreased.
Zuckerberg intends to sell on the exchange belonging to him 41.35 million shares of the social network, which will reduce its stake in the company from 58.8 to 56.1 percent. This is stated in a document published on 19 December at the company's official website.
Worth noting that in addition to Zuckerberg also sell their shares to a board member Marc Andreessen. He is ready to part with 1.65 million shares.