Facebook Inc.'s chief executive Mark Zuckerberg is the fifth richest man in the world, and was recently asked by an official to take over the position of US Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders, who said there should be no billionaires.
Mark Zuckerberg admitted that there probably shouldn't be:
No one is worth so much money. I think if you do something good, you will be rewarded, but I think part of the wealth that can be accumulated is irrational. (No One Deserves to Have That Much Money)
Zuckerberg, who has one network worth $ 69,4 billion, took part in an in-house Q&A meeting on Thursday night, which it decided to broadcast live to the public. The company employee who asked Mark Zuckerberg said he was "the only billionaire I can consult on this."
The Facebook co-founder explained that his charity, an initiative of Chan Zuckerberg's wife, is investing in scientific developments aimed at eradicating all diseases in the next century. The projects the foundation is working on could be developed later or never carried out with public money, Zuckerberg said, trying to convince us that the "curse" of being a billionaire could be useful.
"The suggestion that all these verbs should be made public, I think, will deprive the market and the world of a variety of different endeavors," Mark Zuckerberg told company officials.
For his story on Tuesday, Sanders presented a proposal for stricter tax law to billionaires, aimed at the accumulated wealth of a person and not just the annual income.