CHICAGO - Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg announced a $100 million donation to Newark public schools in a move that could enhance his reputation just before the opening of an unflattering movie about him, The Social Network. Why Newark? "Well, Newark, is really just because I believe in these guys, right?" Zuckerberg told Oprah Winfrey on her TV show.
"These guys" are Republican Gov. Christie and Newark Mayor Cory Booker, a Democrat. The three appeared together Friday on Winfrey's show. Zuckerberg said his gift is a challenge grant, and Booker said he was lining up money from other foundations. The goal is to raise $100 million to match what Zuckerberg is to contribute over five years. - AP