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Zuckerbergs to donate wealth to causes

In this Nov. 9, 2014 file photo, Priscilla Chan and Mark Zuckerberg arrive at the 2nd Annual Breakthrough Prize Award Ceremony at the NASA Ames Research Center in Mountain View, Calif. Zuckerberg and his physician wife, Chan, are expecting a baby. (Photo by Peter Barreras]/Invision/AP, File)
In this Nov. 9, 2014 file photo, Priscilla Chan and Mark Zuckerberg arrive at the 2nd Annual Breakthrough Prize Award Ceremony at the NASA Ames Research Center in Mountain View, Calif. Zuckerberg and his physician wife, Chan, are expecting a baby. (Photo by Peter Barreras]/Invision/AP, File)

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and his wife announced the birth of their daughter, Max, as well as plans to donate most of their wealth, or roughly $45 billion, to a new organization that will tackle a broad range of the world’s ills. Zuckerberg’s wife, Priscilla Chan, gave birth last week to a baby girl. The couple didn’t put out the news until Zuckerberg posted it Tuesday on – of course – Facebook/Associated Press. More here.

Question: Do you think very rich people have a moral obligation to donate money to worthy causes?



D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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