Today's Hard|Forum Post
Today's Hard|Forum Post

Tuesday September 06, 2011

Steve Jobs' 'Curious' Lack of Public Philanthropy

This article, posted earlier today at The Week, takes an interesting look at Steve Jobs' "curious" lack of public philanthropy. Is it really as bad as people think?

Jobs has not signed the "Giving Pledge," created by Warren Buffett and Bill Gates to encourage the super-rich to donate at least half of their wealth to worthy causes. He hasn't launched a charitable organization like the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. And Jobs hasn't made a big public donation, as Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg did when he when gave $100 million to Newark, N.J.'s schools last year. Should Jobs be criticized for his lack of public philanthropy?