Larry Page, who co-founded web search company Google 15 years ago, recently shared his idea about what should happen to his billions of dollars in the event of his death. In an interview with TV newsman Charlie Rose at the TED conference, Larry said that, instead of giving it to a philanthropic organization, he wants his money going to capitalists like Elon Musk, the founder of Tesla, SpaceX, and Solar City. He called Musk’s aspiration to send humans to Mars “to back up humanity” a worthy goal. “That’s a company, and that’s philanthropical”
Larry further stated that, “We have a lot of employees at Google who’ve become pretty wealthy. You’re working because you want to change the world and make it better; if the company you work for is worthy of your time, why not your money as well? We just don’t think about that. I’d like for us to help out more than we are.”
Larry Page proposes philanthropic giving to corporations rather than non-profits. Interesting idea. Donate to Elon Musk to get to Mars?
— Jim Scheinman (@jimscheinman) March 19, 2014
As per some people on Twitter, Page even went as far as to suggest that everyone should give their money to a corporation that was trying to accomplish big stuff.
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