Sheryl Sandberg, Chief Operating Officer of Facebook, has pledged to give away most of her wealth during lifetime or upon death, the Forbes reports. She is among the seven new 'Pledgers' - Sandberg's husband, Dave Goldberg, Google employee Craig Silverstein and his wife, Mary Obelnicki, Kinko's founder Paul Orfalea and his wife, Natalie and Scottish transportation tycoon Ann Gloag.
Sandberg, a self-made tech billionaire, is part of the 127 ultra-rich club, which intends to invest in women's and girls' causes. Sandberg has been is a champion of women's rights. India, with its 56 billionaires, lags behind in this global effort at giving though they own a collective $191.5 billion (Re. 12, 30, 000 Crore).
Mark Zuckerberg and his wife, Priscilla Chan, became the most generous American philanthropists in 2013 by donating 1.8 crore Facebook shares worth about USD 1 billion (Re. 6000 Crore). The Chronicle of Philanthropy reports that Zuckerberg's donation was the largest charitable gift last year and made the young couple top its annual list of 50 most generous Americans in 2013. The top 50 contributors donated $ 7.7 billion (Re. 46, 000 Crore) and also pledged $2.9 billion (Re. 17, 400 Crore).