Facebook co-founder wants to pay it forward

Chris Hughes made a windfall from working for the social media giant and wants everyone to have a shot at success

Mr Chris Hughes sold US$1 million of his Facebook shares in 2008.
Mr Chris Hughes sold US$1 million of his Facebook shares in 2008.PHOTO: NYTIMES

NEW YORK • Chris Hughes, 34, a co-founder of Facebook, was raised by Lutheran parents in Hickory, North Carolina and they taught him, by example, to tithe.

Every year, they gave 10 per cent of their income to the church and other local charities and he carried that tradition into adulthood.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on February 26, 2018, with the headline 'Facebook co-founder wants to pay it forward'. Subscribe