Mark Zuckerberg's Philanthropy Is Reason Enough To Applaud Him

12/22/2010 09:57 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011
  • Arianna Huffington

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).