There is a less-known billionaire philanthropist involved with education policy. Including on ed tech. Not Gates, not Broad.
My question: is he self-interested? I’m not going to name him. But I did some digging on his personal holdings:
$500 million of Apple
$300 million of IBM
$300 million of Microsoft
$150 million to $250 million EACH of these: Google, Oracle, Intel, Verizon, Cisco, HP, Qualcomm.
Some might argue — inherent conflict of interest.
Others would say — no inherent conflict, any guy that wealthy is going to own companies like these, along with a ton of Exxon, Merck, etc.
What do you think? Does owning a lot of stock mean you should stay out of policy?
I’ll opine tomorrow in the comments.
– Guestblogger Mike Goldstein