March 25th, 2013
06:40 PM ET
1 year ago

Mark Zuckerberg makes a Washington money, power play

(CNN) - Mark Zuckerberg is now trying to influence your life in a whole new way. The Facebook billionaire just made a major money move into politics, reportedly putting up $20 million of his own fortune to help launch a Silicon Valley non-profit organization.

Sources tell CNN that Zuckerberg is one of a growing group of mega-wealthy tech stars throwing their famous names behind an issue advocacy organization to make waves in Washington. They are forming a 501(c)4, a non-profit organization that can raise unlimited amounts of money to lobby Congress on the issues they care about – starting with immigration.

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soundoff (7 Responses)
  1. jkane sfl the gop national disgrace party will be swept out like the trash they are in2014 ?

    I'm sure he will fund good causes and canadates that will get our country moving again ,the opposition of the gop rnc and rincmyy pennissfielding idiot canadates ,a few like Cruz and bachmann the teahage who will be moving out after the mid terms!!!!

    March 25, 2013 07:14 pm at 7:14 pm |
  2. Name lynn

    The love of Money is the root of all evil, its sound like mark an the white house leaders have that in common.

    March 25, 2013 07:16 pm at 7:16 pm |
  3. Wake up People!

    Let the hatefest begin........

    March 25, 2013 07:51 pm at 7:51 pm |
  4. Thomas

    Facebook , see it's just a tool !

    March 25, 2013 08:14 pm at 8:14 pm |
  5. Bernard obryant

    Mark z fox news said he and facebook have not paid any taxes in 2012 what a shame

    March 25, 2013 09:02 pm at 9:02 pm |
  6. boungiorno

    what expectations would you be lobbying for Mr. Zuckerberg? We all want to know because if money moves the measures your seeking then we livde in a sad state of affairs

    March 25, 2013 11:23 pm at 11:23 pm |
  7. Adrian Blackwell

    That is what our country is built on. People organizing for a better future!

    March 26, 2013 12:32 am at 12:32 am |