Zuckerberg Says Nobody Should Be “As Rich As I Am”

Billionaire Facebook owner, Mark Zuckerberg, has said that he doesn’t think anyone deserves to be as rich as he is.

“I don’t know if I have an exact threshold on what amount someone should have.

“At some level, no one deserves to have that much money,” he had told his employees during a weekly business conference at Facebook headquarters in Menlo Park, California.

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According to Yahoo News UK, Zuckerberg, 35, was responding to a worker who asked for his view on US presidential candidate Bernie Sanders’ statement that “billionaires shouldn’t exist.”

He said: “I don’t know if I have an exact threshold on what amount someone should have. At some level, no one deserves to have that much money.

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“I think that if you do something that is good, you should get rewarded.

“But I do think that some of the wealth that is accumulated is unreasonable.”

Mark Zuckerberg and his wife, Priscilla Chan, have promised to donate 99% of their Facebook shares to charity in their lifetime.

He added he understood Sanders’ point of view.

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Zuckerberg, who has an estimated wealth of $65bn and is thought to be the world’s fifth-richest man, added: “On some level, it is not fair; but it may be optimal in that it is better than the alternative, which is that the government chooses the funding for all of the scientific research.”

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