When reviewing the ephemeris of this May 14 we find that Mark Zuckerberg y George Lucas Today the candles blow out. The founder of Facebook reaches 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 examine 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 inheritances
The two bullfighting oppose the golden cunitas. With bulging wallets, both spoke publicly against giving a large inheritance to their children. The executive director of Meta and his wife, Priscilla Chan, anticipated that they will not leave their children the fortune they have accumulated 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 can’t wait to see what you bring to this world,” the couple wrote.
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For his part, the mind behind the great galactic imagery is also a man of fortune. The sale of his production company and of the rights to both Star Wars like Indiana Jones they were worth million, which none of his four children will receive after his death. In tune with Zuckerberg, Lucas decided to put most of his fortune into a role that promotes education and equal opportunity for children.
Those born on May 14 share this philosophy with other celebrities such as Daniel Craig, Ashton Kutcher, Bill Gates and Elton John. “My children have to have some kind of normality, respect for money and for work,” said the aforementioned British composer in reference to his twins, Zachary and Elijah.
Mark Zuckerberg and the “force awakening”
Is the creator of Facebook a fan of the iconic George Lucas movies? Although we cannot say it with complete certainty, we can risk that it is. The key clue is found in a Zuckerberg post from 2015, when he posted a photo of her daughter Max dressed as a padawanone of the characters in the saga.
That image went viral and many others published photos of little ones (and not so little ones) dressed up in costumes of Star Wars. It should be noted that Mark’s tribute was not accidental: at that time it was released Star Wars: The Force Awakens which was directed by JJ Abrams.
In his publication, the father of the then very small Max wrote: “The force be with her”.
A Facebook filter that recalled the legacy of Lucas and a recommendation from Zuckerberg
George and Mark are from different industries that nonetheless exhibit some intersections. To broaden the coincidences between the protagonists of this review, we can mention a filter that Facebook added in 2015 in tribute to Star Wars. On the occasion, users could get hold of a tool that was used to add the characteristic lightsaber to the profile picture, that within the framework of the premiere of Episode VII of the science fiction saga.
One last coincidence (not so direct, needless to say) takes us seven years into the past. At that time Facebook was far from being Meta and some scandals of magnitude 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 previously worked alongside George Lucas.