Facebook billionaire Mark Zuckerberg is forming a political campaign...March 25, 2013 15:43
Interestingly, the 28-year-old billionaire is forming a political campaign group that is expected to focus initially on liberalising the US immigration and visa system.
Moreover, Mr Zuckerberg, who has previously donated $100?million (pounds 65?million) of his $13?billion fortune to the state school system in his native New Jersey, is said to be ready to use another $20?million on the new venture.
In fact, work on the group will reunite him with Joe Green, his room-mate at Harvard University, who also went on to be a successful technology entrepreneur while the pair are courting other financial backers. Technology firms such as Mr Zuckerberg's have complained that America's strict migration controls prevent them from recruiting talented foreigners and overseas graduates.
Fact-fully, earlier this month, he and 99 other chief executives wrote a letter to President Barack Obama and Congress, urging them to ensure that plans being drawn up address this problem.
According to the San Francisco Chronicle, Mr Zuckerberg is also dignified further to upset Left-wing admirers he shocked earlier this year by hosting a fundraiser for Chris Christie, the Republican governor of New Jersey. Whereas His new campaign group will be fronted by Jon Lerner and Rob Jesmer, consultants from the Right wing of the Republican party.
Nevertheless, Joe Lockhart who is a former press secretary to Bill Clinton and PR chief for Facebook, will also be involved.
Now, it's from Facebook to politics!