The 5 coincidences between Mark Zuckerberg and George Lucas
By examining the ephemerides of this May 14, we find that Mark Zuckerberg there george lucas Today the candles go out. The founder of Facebook turns 38, while the creator of the saga star wars he was born 40 years earlier and is celebrating his 78th birthday. The coincidence in the calendar prompted us to consider whether these two men share more than their birthdays. Unexpectedly, we found several points of contact between the technology entrepreneur and the filmmaker.
Zuckerberg and Lucas reject the idea of legacies
The two bullfights oppose each other cunits of gold. With bulging wallets, both have spoken out publicly against giving large inheritances to their children. The executive director of Meta and his wife, Priscilla Chan, have planned that they will not leave the fortune they have accumulated to their children and that the plan is to donate 99% of the shares to the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative foundation. A letter shared by Mark on Facebook addressed to his first daughter, Maxima, explains the reasons for this decision. “Max, we love you and feel a great responsibility to make the world a better place for you and all children. We wish you a life filled with the same love, hope and joy that you give us. We look forward to seeing what you bring to this world,” the couple wrote.
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For his part, the mind behind the grand galactic imagery is also a man of fortune. The sale of his production company and the rights of the two star wars to like IndianaJones they were worth million, which none of his four children will receive after his death. In agreement with Zuckerberg, Lucas has decided to put most of his fortune into a role that promotes education and equal opportunities for children.
Who was born on May 14 shares this philosophy with other celebrities such as Daniel Craig, Ashton Kutcher, Bill Gates and Elton John. “My kids need to have some kind of normality, respect for money and for work,” the aforementioned British composer said in reference to his twins, Zachary and Elijah.
Mark Zuckerberg and ‘The Force Awakens’
Is the creator of Facebook a fan of the iconic films of George Lucas? Although we cannot say with absolute certainty, we can risk that it is. The key clue is in an article by Zuckerberg from 2015, when he published a photo of his daughter Max dressed as a padawanone of the characters in the saga.
This image has gone viral and many others have posted pictures of little ones (and not so little ones) dressed up in costumes. star wars. It should be noted that Mark’s tribute was not accidental: at that time it was published Star Wars: The Force Awakens which was directed by JJ Abrams.
In his publication, the father of the then very small Max wrote: “May the force be with her”.
A Facebook filter reminiscent of Lucas’ legacy and a recommendation from Zuckerberg
George and Mark come from different industries which nevertheless have some intersections. To broaden the coincidences between the protagonists of this review, we can cite a filter that Facebook added in 2015 as a tribute to star wars. On occasion, users could obtain a tool that was used to add the characteristic lightsaber to the profile picture, this as part of the premiere of Episode VII of the sci-fi saga.
One last coincidence (not so direct, needless to say) takes us back seven years. At that time Facebook was far from Meta and some major scandals in the social network had not even appeared. At that time, Zuckerberg recommended reading SA Creativitya book written by Ed Catmull, one of the founders of Pixar who once worked alongside George Lucas.