Facebook disclosed last year that the company’s board has granted its 32-year-old chief executive the right to take time off for public service.
More recently, Zuckerberg kicked off a 30-state tour of Middle America, and he has seemingly renounced his atheism, saying religion is “important.”
But only in recent weeks has a Zuckerberg run for the American presidency started to seem like a legitimate possibility
First there was his personal challenge for 2017: Zuckerberg’s aiming to visit and meet with people in all 50 states by the end of the year.
And not just that, but he framed the exercise in a way that sounds, well, political: “Going into this challenge, it seems we are at a turning point in history,” he wrote in a Facebook post. “For decades, technology and globalization have made us more productive and connected.
This has created many benefits, but for a lot of people it has also made life more challenging. This has contributed to a greater sense of division than I have felt in my lifetime. We need to find a way to change the game so it works for everyone.”