Apparently claiming the number five spot for the richest people on Earth, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg (with a net worth of almost $70 billion) concedes presidential candidate Bernie Sanders’ point of view – nobody should be a billionaire.
“I don’t know if I have an exact threshold on what amount of money someone should have, but on some level no one deserves to have that much money,” Zuckerberg said in an event at Facebook headquarters last week. “I think if you do something that’s good, you get rewarded, but I do think some of the wealth that can be accumulated is unreasonable”.
Recordings of internal meetings from a couple months ago were recently disclosed by an unknown source – possibly an intern at Facebook. In the recordings, Zuckerberg talks about presidential candidate, Senator Elizabeth Warren, saying that her presidency could pose a problem for the company, as Warren plans to disassemble several large tech firms including Amazon and Google alongside Facebook.
In a peaceful move, Zuckerberg chose to stream last week’s event.
“Our internal Q&As at Facebook are one of my favorite traditions, and after the transcript of one of them was published online earlier this week, I thought it would be good to show everyone what these Q&As are like,” Zuckerberg posted on Facebook.
Zuckerberg on Warren
Senator Warren says that if she becomes president, she’ll attempt to break up technology giants as they hold too much power and possess an unjust edge over smaller companies. Zuckerberg was questioned about his ability to remain unbiased in regards to Warren.
“Let’s try not to antagonize her further,” said Zuckerberg. “I would rather have someone get elected, even if I disagree with them on everything, which I don’t even think is the case here, than not give them the ability to say what they think.”
Discussing Warrens intentions in the recordings, Zuckerberg said, “You have someone like Elizabeth Warren who thinks that the right answer is to break up the companies”. He continued, “If she gets elected president, then I would bet that we will have a legal challenge, and I would bet that we will win the legal challenge. And does that still suck for us? Yeah.”