Billionaire Vows to Give Fortune to Charity, Help Trump Get Re-Elected Instead
Home Depot co-founder Bernie Marcus pledges to keep America great, fight socialism
Home Depot's billionaire co-founder Bernie Marcus has vowed to give most of his fortune to charity and instead work on helping President Donald Trump get re-elected in 2020.
A vocal Trump-supporter, Marcus revealed during a recent interview with the Atlanta Journal-Constitution that he plans to work to help the president keep America great while donating the bulk of his billions to various charities.
90-year-old Marcus says he wants to live to 100 and use his remaining years to make the world a better place, which involves keeping President Trump in the White House.
One of the ways he plans to improve the world is by defending capitalism and the American free market by fighting the rise of socialism in the United States.
“I want to live to be 100 because I want to be in a position to give it away to those things that I really believe in,” said Marcus.
In the last 15 years, the rags-to-riches entrepreneur has donated to a multitude of philanthropic causes from medical research to autism research, veterans groups, and $250 million to build the Georgia Aquarium.
“I’ve got all the houses I need. I live very well. My kids are taken care of,” the 90-year-old executive told the paper.
"Everything I live for now is finding the right things to put my money into and that can give me a rate of return in emotion and doing good things for this world."
Asked how much he’s worth, Marcus said I “have no clue.”
He instead believes the “key is how much can I give away this year?”
A proud supporter of President Donald Trump, and donor to his 2016 campaign, Bernie Marcus has pledged to support the president’s re-election effort.
“[Trump’s] got a businessman’s common sense approach to most things,” Marcus said.
“…Now, do I agree with every move that he makes?
"No, I don’t. But the truth is he has produced more than anybody else. He has.
"If we look at this country, I would say that we are better off today than we were eight years ago or six years ago.”
Never shy about his political beliefs, Marcus recently slammed the rise of socialism in American politics on college campuses across the country.
He warned that while the free market system he says created the “biggest middle-class population in the world,” socialism always end with a “lower standard of living for those under its thumb.”