Talk:Mark Zuckerberg

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Priscilla Chan[edit]

This woman is noteworthy enough to have her own article. People come to this website for the most comprehensive information, and it's not here. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 203.97.184.160 (talkcontribs)

In what way(s) does she meet WP:Notability (people)? Keep in mind that notability isn't inherited, and people need to be noted for more than just family connections to warrant separate articles. Snuggums (talk / edits) 21:30, 1 December 2015 (UTC)
Just to inform here, currently an article exists: Priscilla Chan (philanthropist). Gap9551 (talk) 00:02, 3 December 2015 (UTC)

Decreasing net worth to 0.45 billion dollars?[edit]

According to the statement (ref. https://www.facebook.com/notes/mark-zuckerberg/a-letter-to-our-daughter/10153375081581634?pnref=story) : "We will give 99% of our Facebook shares -- currently about $45 billion -- during our lives to advance this mission." he is not even a billionaire, the article should be updated.

"will" implies it has not happened yet. But you could mention this plan with proper source in section Philanthropy. Gap9551 (talk) 22:32, 1 December 2015 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 3 December 2015[edit]

ad link to https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chan_Zuckerberg_Initiative + ciriticism that the announced "donation" is "no charity". remove inline text link to https://www.facebook.com/chanzuckerberginitiative/info?tab=page_info (see section https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mark_Zuckerberg#Philanthropy ) or change it into a reflink. thanks 93.143.98.205 (talk) 17:22, 3 December 2015 (UTC)

+1 support --78.52.49.217 (talk) 19:38, 3 December 2015 (UTC)
  • Oppose - see duplicate discussion below. -Zanhe (talk) 06:19, 4 December 2015 (UTC)
Red information icon with gradient background.svg Not done: please establish a consensus for this alteration before using the {{edit semi-protected}} template. Sam Sailor Talk! 01:41, 5 December 2015 (UTC)

Can we please remove "philanthropist"?[edit]

"Mark Elliot Zuckerberg (born May 14, 1984) is an American computer programmer, Internet entrepreneur, and philanthropist. "

This looks like a political statement. How about adding "Obama is a... philanthropist" and "Putin is a .. philantropist"? Surely it could apply to any person whose actions we love & support. I vote for removing that from the introduction of Mark Zuckerberg. 18:19, 3 December 2015 (UTC) (incompletely signed by 79.253.55.163)

+1 support --78.52.49.217 (talk) 19:38, 3 December 2015 (UTC)
  • Oppose - Even before Zuckerberg and his wife made the recent headline-grabbing announcement to donate 99% of their wealth ($45 billion), they had already donated or pledged $1.6 billion to charities (see NYT article), making Zuckerberg one of the most generous philanthropists in the world. The comparison with Obama and Putin is nonsensical. Zuckerberg is more in the league of Bill Gates and Warren Buffett, both of which mention philanthropy in the lead. -Zanhe (talk) 06:17, 4 December 2015 (UTC)
  • Comment - In 2013, Zuckerberg and his wife were already ranked the most generous American philanthropists. See USA Today. -Zanhe (talk) 06:32, 4 December 2015 (UTC)

Ancestry[edit]

Isn't there some German element in the name 'Zuckerberg'? ...Just curious as to his background ancestry.

Unsure about that. Either way, his heritage is not publicly known. Snuggums (talk / edits) 23:05, 3 December 2015 (UTC)


Relgion[edit]

Isn't he Jewish, as he said in one of his Facebook posts, instead of an atheist? — Preceding unsigned comment added by 182.190.195.119 (talk) 13:39, 10 December 2015 (UTC)

I get where you're coming from, but he actually was talking about how his parents raised him. Not explicitly identifying as Jewish in the post as far as I can tell. Snuggums (talk / edits) 14:24, 10 December 2015 (UTC)

Does it have something to do with where I'm from? — Preceding unsigned comment added by 119.154.80.53 (talk) 14:46, 10 December 2015 (UTC)

No; "I get where you're coming from" is a phrase that means the same thing as "I understand what your basis is" or "I understand why you would think that." Snuggums (talk / edits) 16:30, 10 December 2015 (UTC)
I agree - his statement credits a cultural sensibility, but he has never publicly stated that he is a practitioner of any religion. -Classicfilms (talk) 17:31, 10 December 2015 (UTC)

early life[edit]

Mark is NOT an atheist. He believes in god and celebrates Jewish holidays, such as Hanukkah. You can even look at his posts at Facebook as see that he does. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 5.29.0.196 (talkcontribs)

You have not provided examples to support this. Additionally, I don't see any definitive proof for this assertion when looking through his page. Snuggums (talk / edits) 15:44, 11 December 2015 (UTC)

תקשיב לי ותקשיב לי טוב. מארק (מאיר) הוא יהודי. שאלתי אותו בעצמי. לא תוכל להימנע מהעובדות. לא אכפת לי שלא תבין מילה, את נקודתי הבהרתי. do google translate if you want — Preceding unsigned comment added by 5.29.0.196 (talk) 20:33, 20 December 2015 (UTC)