Mark Zuckerberg, and Other Tech Celebrities Take on ALS Challenge

Celebrities around the globe have been joining in the viral “ALS Ice Bucket Challenge” which aims to raise money, and awareness to fight ALS. Here are seven videos of celebrities (mostly tech CEOs) taking on the challenge. Enjoy, and give the challenge a try yourself.

And don’t forget to vote for your favorite, via a tweet.


Celebrity: Mark Zuckerberg (founder and CEO of Facebook)

Best line: “That was really cold”

Nominees: Bill Gates (Microsoft founder), Sheryl Sandberg (Facebook COO), and Reed Hastings (CEO of Netflix),

Celebrity: Satya Nadella (CEO of Microsoft)

Nominees: Jeff Bezos (founder and CEO of Amazon), and Larry Page (founder and CEO of Google)

Celebrity: Matt Lauer (Today Show host)

Nominees: Brian Williams(NBC news anchor) , Martha Stewart (Martha fricken Stewart), and Howard Stern (radio host)

Celebrity: Martha Stewart (Martha Stewart)

Nominees: Gwyneth Paltrow(actress), Blake Lively(actress), and Ellen DeGeneres (talk-show host)

Celebrity: Governor Chris Christie

Nominees: Jimmy Fallon (tv host), Mark Zuckerberg, and Sen. Cory Booker

Celebrity: Dick Costolo (CEO of Twitter)

Nominees: Spencer Rascoff (CEO of Zillow)

Celebrity: Spencer Rascoff (CEO of Zillow)

Nominees: Jeff Weiner (CEO of Linkedin)


Michael Sitver

Michael Sitver is a technology insider who has been blogging about technology since 2011. Along the way, he's interviewed founders of innovative startups, and executives from fortune 500 companies, and he's tried dozens or hundreds of gadgets. Michael has also contributed to works featured in Newsday, The San Francisco Chronicle, and the associated press. Michael also occasionally consults, and writes for Seeking Alpha and Yahoo News.

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  1. August 16

    […] famous tech CEOs like Mark Zuckerberg of Facebook, and Dick Costolo of twitter have already taken on the challenge (videos of the both of them, and more linked).  There’s no word on who Cook challenged, […]

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