Larry Page, the chief executive officer of Google, said Wednesday that he would rather donate his fortune to the billionaire technology entrepreneur Elon Musk than to a philanthropic enterprise, Business Insider and Wired report.
Responding to question from Charlie Rose in an onstage interview at a TED conference in Vancouver, Mr. Page suggested businesses can be better vehicles to create "revolutionary change" and build a better future. He praised Mr. Musk, the founder of car company Tesla and spacecraft designer SpaceX, for aspiring to mount a mission to Mars to "to back up humanity," which Mr. Page called "a worthy goal."
"That’s a company, and that's philanthropical," he said. He added, "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?"