The rich are helping people – level 2

04-12-2015 07:00

Mark Zuckerberg and his wife’s daughter was born last week, but the couple announced other interesting news. They say that they will give away 99% of their Facebook shares to a new charity. With this money, they want to help make the world a better place.

The shares are worth around 45 billion dollars. The couple are now on their maternity and paternity leave at the moment – they will announce more details when they return to work.

Other famous billionaires who are helping the world are, for example, Warren Buffett and Bill and Melinda Gates.

Difficult words: announce (to officially say something), share noun (part of a big business), maternity and paternity leave (the time when a mother or father do not work and are with their child).

You can read the original story and watch the video in the Level 3 section.

What do you think about the rich giving money to help people?

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