Mark Zuckerberg: 'The Social Network' is 'fun'
VIDEO: Tells Oprah his life is 'not that dramatic'Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg made headlines earlier this week when it was reported that he was donating $100 million to New Jersey schools.
The announcement was supposed to be a surprise until Oprah Winfrey's show Friday, the Wall Street Journal reports.
Many believed Zuckerberg's television appearance was his way of countering the negative attention from "The Social Network," which opens the New York Film Festival tonight and is in theaters next Friday.
When the young billionaire appeared onstage, he announced that he was launching a Start-Up Education Foundation, his first project being a $100 million grant.
When asked why he was becoming involved in education, Zuckerberg emphasized the importance of children deserving a good education. "I've had a lot of opportunities in my life, and a lot of that comes from having gone to really good schools," he explained.
As the head of a large company, Zuckerberg said it was important to support today's youth. "What I have to do is find good people who are going to be really good leaders and invest in them," he said.
Zuckerberg also spoke about whether the "The Social Network" was close to his reality.
"It's a movie, it's fun ... I can promise you, this is my life so I know it's not that dramatic. The last six years have been a lot of coding and focus and hard work, but maybe it would be fun to remember it as partying and all this crazy drama," he told Winfrey.