It can be easy for the average person to envy celebrities who make so much money that they throw it away on thousand dollar shirts and the like. However, when rich people such as Mark Zuckerberg use their money to make a difference in the world, their richness is more easily digested by the common folks.
Mark Zuckerberg, CEO of Facebook, and his wife, Priscilla Chan, want to stop the spread of Ebola. Even with some people claiming the Ebola scare is a hoax or that we in America don’t need to worry, Zuckerberg and Chan feel it is a big enough problem to donate $25 million to the cause. Yes, that figure is correct. The couple has donated $25 million to the CDC to fight Ebola, just after making a generous donation to Keith Mann’s animal charity.
So far, there have been over 4,000 deaths attributed to the Ebola virus and over 8,000 infected. While there has only been one death in America so far, many Americans fear this is only the beginning. Only time will tell us if our fears are unfounded. A table showing the number of diagnosed cases and deaths can be seen here.
We offer a thumbs up to this generous couple for using their wealth to help those less fortunate. If all celebrities would take this as an example, the world would certainly be a better place.