Cari Tuna and Dustin Moskovitz: Young Silicon Valley Billionaires Pioneer New Approach to Philanthropy

Publication Date: December 25, 2014

Authors: Ariana Eunjung Cha

Cari Tuna and Dustin Moskovitz, a Facebook co-founder, are multibillionaire philanthropists and became the youngest couple ever (in 2010) to sign the Giving Pledge, Bill Gates’s and Warren Buffett’s campaign to encourage billionaires to give away most of their fortunes.

The couple’s foundation is called Good Ventures and they consider three questions when deciding whether a cause has promise. First, importance – how many people’s lives would be affected and by how much? Second, could it be solved, in the short-term and long-term? And third, how crowded is the space? If a lot of smart people are already thinking about the issue, the marginal impact could be less than in other areas. If a topic passes this initial test, an in-depth investigation follows.

This profile discusses their personalities and their relationship to each other in addition to their foundation work and decision-making.

Copyright 2014 The Washington Post.

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