Zuckerberg donated in 2012, Nearly $500 million

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The world-famous Mark Zuckerberg with his wife Priscilla Chan were among the most generous of people the United States.

In 2012, this family has donated more than $ 500 million for the development of industries such as education and health care. This amount will continue to manage public fund under the name Silicon Valley Community Foundation. In the list of the most generous people on the U.S. version of The Chronicle of Philanthropy , Mark Zuckerberg in his wife, a pediatrician came in second place.

As for the leader of this list, it is the first for one of the biggest investors in the world – Warren Buffett. Last year, the amount he donated to the development of agriculture, children’s education, as well as programs to combat poverty, the population was more than $ 1 million.

Recall that Mark Zuckerberg, who is known around the world as the founder of social networking site Facebook, despite its popularity and status in society, made donations in the past. Only in 2010 he set up a foundation called Startup: Education and invested in it $ 100 million. All of these funds were used to develop the education system.