Google CEO Larry Page recently sat down the the legendary Charlie Rose in Vancouver for a TED 2014 talk.
During their conversation, Page said he'd rather give his billions of dollars to the founder of Tesla and the CEO of SpaceX, Elon Musk, than to a charity. Page said he has a great deal of admiration for Musk and his plans to get humans to Mars with SpaceX. "[He] wants to go to Mars, that's a worthy goal," Page said. "We have a lot of employees at Google who’ve become pretty wealthy. You’re working because you want to change the world and make it better; if the company you work for is worthy of your time, why not your money as well? We just don’t think about that. I’d like for us to help out more than we are."
Larry Page proposes philanthropic giving to corporations rather than non-profits. Interesting idea. Donate to Elon Musk to get to Mars?— Jim Scheinman (@jimscheinman) March 19, 2014