Dustin Moskovitz, the co-founder of Facebook has donated $50,000 to the Yes On 19 effort. Proposition 19 is an effort to legalize marijuana in California. The ironic part about this is that Facebook rejected advertising from Proposition 19 activists.
This is Moskovitz’s second biggest donation. The first donation he gave was $20,000. “More than any other initiative out there, Prop 19 will stabilize our national security and bolster our state economy. It will alleviate unnecessary overcrowding of non-violent offenders in our state jails, which in turn will help California residents,” stated Moskovitz in an e-mail to the L.A. Times.
Moskovitz is considered the world’s youngest billionaire. Moskovitz was the roommate of Facebook co-founder Mark Zuckerberg at Harvard University. Moskovitz moved with Zuckerberg to Palo Alto to work full-time on Facebook after receiving seed funding.
Moskovitz, 28, has about a 6% stake in Facebook which is worth about $1.4 billion. Moskovitz left Facebook in 2008 to start a company called Asana.