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Mark Zuckerberg's Philanthropy Is Reason Enough To Applaud Him

Mark Zuckerberg Newark

First Posted: 12/22/10 09:57 AM ET Updated: 05/25/11 07:20 PM ET

Whenever the talk turns to Zuckerberg, numbers keeps popping up: 550m (the number of Facebook users worldwide); 26 (his age); 35 (his position on the Forbes list of wealthiest Americans); 6.9bn (dollars; his estimated net worth).

But the number that captured my attention -- and admiration -- is 100m (again dollars; the amount he decided to donate to the public school system in Newark, New Jersey, a place he's never lived).

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