Mark Zuckerberg is aiming to ‘cure all diseases’
Facebook boss looks like he will continue to step up his philanthropic game.
Mark Zuckerberg might have created one of the most revolutionary pieces of technology this decade, but it looks like the social media mogul isn’t content stopping there.
His next challenge? Curing all diseases in the world. Zuckerberg announced his latest aim at a conference for investors on Wednesday.
He said: “While helping to connect the world will always be the most important thing that I do, there are more global challenges that I also feel a responsibility to help solve, to create a better world for my daughter and all future generations.”
“Things like helping to cure all diseases by the end of the century,” he continued according to CNBC.
His ambitious pledge follows his move to give 99% of his Facebook shared to humanitarian causes within his lifetime. He also spent $25 million on helping Centres For Disease Control And Prevention to fight the rising Ebola epidemic. Zuckerberg and his wife Priscilla Chan co-founded the Chan-Zuckerberg Initiative, an organisation aiming to “advance human potential and promote equality in areas such as health, education, scientific research, and energy.”