Facebook's Zuckerberg to Raise Money for Gov. Christie

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Mark Zuckerberg (Getty)

After becoming friends with New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg and his wife, Priscilla Chan, will host a fundraiser next month for Christie.

At a news conference Thursday, Christie said it's a sign that his campaign is attracting younger supporters.

"Gosh, I'm 22 years older than these kids," he said. "It's nice that they're going to hold a fundraiser for an old man from New Jersey."

The governor said he and his wife became friends with the couple over the past three years, and that when Christie announced he'd be running for re-election, Zuckerberg offered to host a fundraiser at his home in Palo Alto, California.

Christie said the February 13 fundraiser will be the first Zuckerberg has hosted for any politician.

Zuckerberg previously donated $100 million to the Newark school system, after forging a friendship with Newark Mayor Cory Booker. There has been some controversy over how that money has been spent.



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Comments [2]


When will these CEO's learn to stay out of politics. Whether you agree or disagree with their cause, aligning with a political cause will always alienate some of your client-base. However Zuckerberg hasn't cared much about impact to his stock holders from day 1, which is why few true investors takes him, or his company seriously. He's a loose cannon to investors.

Jan. 24 2013 08:06 PM
arthur p. kaske from Missoula, Mt., 59801

Chasing the money train, way to go!

Jan. 24 2013 08:04 PM

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