Facebook CEO turned billionaire Mark Zuckerberg is not your average guy, which is why some of his New year resolutions are enough to leave many of people in shame. Recently, the entrepreneur announced via a post on his public profile about new ideas for his New Year’s resolution.
In the post Zuckerberg writes, “for background, every year I take on a challenge to broaden my perspective and learn something about the world beyond my work at Facebook…At our last town hall Q&A, someone asked me what my challenge will be for the new year and I said I’d love ideas from our community. I have an idea of what my next challenge might be, but I’m open to more ideas before the New Year officially begins.”
While many have suggested that the entrepreneur donate his wealth to the poor and homeless, few know that Zuckerberg has already made the same pledge as billionaires Bill Gates and Warren Buffet, which is to pledge a major portion of their wealth to philanthropic causes in what’s called the ‘Giving Pledge.’ Apart from that, Zuckerberg hasn’t been known to shy away from donating his wealth to the poor in the past. The entrepreneur has previously donated $100 million to the Newark Public Schools program which helps educate children from underprivileged neighborhoods and has also recently donated $25 million to find a cure for Ebola after the latest outbreak. Zuckerberg also made it to the top of the philanthropist list of 2013, after he donated an astonishing $960 million to various charities and foundations around the world.
After the post, suggestions have been pouring in as to what challenges mark should take on in 2015, from suggestions of deleting all those who invite FB users to a game of Candy Crush to trying to learn how to play the accordion, along with the usual jokes and snide remarks.
In the past, Zuckerberg has had a pretty good record at taking on personal challenges, like learning how to speak Mandarin. Last year, Zuckerberg held one of his Q&A sessions in Mandarin. So keeping that in mind, this year Zuckerberg will really need to up the bar. The post is available to FB users and makes for a good read. The post has over 40,000 comments along with 99,200 likes so there are a lot of suggestions for those who can’t figure out what to challenge themselves with during the New Year. Our suggestion to Mark Zuckerberg is to spend a lot of money on buying many many servers since Facebook pages are loading a bit slow lately.