(English) Zuckerberg and Gates for Clean Energy on 2016

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“Bill Gates and Mark Zuckerberg are two members of the “Giving Pledge” – a project launched by Gates and Warren Buffet where billionaires would donate at least half of their wealth. Approximately 138 billionaires – which includes Larry Ellison, Elon Musk, Ted Turner, and Michael Bloomberg – have signed the pledge. Zuckerberg, an original signer, has recently upped the ante by announcing that he would away 99% of his Facebook stock, worth $45 billion, to the pledge.

But, Zuckerberg and Gates are once again teaming up in one of the most ambitious projects during their philanthropic careers.

The timing was appropriate for the announcement of the Breakthrough Energy Coalition. It occurred on the eve of the COP21 climate change conference in Paris.” says John Rampton of the TechCrunch.

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