1. Young social networking scion Mark Zuckerberg turned heads when he donated $100 million to Newark Public Schools this autumn. “People wait until late in their career to give back,” he said in a statement. “But why wait when there is so much to be done? With a generation of younger folks who have thrived on the success of their companies, there is a big opportunity for many of us to give back earlier in our lifetime and see the impact of our philanthropic efforts.” 3. Oprah Winfrey’s made a huge impact in the charity spectrum, as the talk show maven not only spends TV airtime informing her audience about the causes she supports, she also reaches into her deep pockets as well. On one instance, the generous Chicago-based media icon gave each member of her studio audience $100 a piece to put toward the charity of their choosing. Her Oprah’s Angel Network “works around the globe to give people the chance to live their best lives.” Said Marc Pollick, president of The Giving Back Fund, a national charity: “There are many generous celebrities, but when you can top a list of celebrity philanthropists three out of four years, as Oprah has, that is saying something.”
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