At what point has he indicated that he really gave a frick what people thought of him?
It really is possible for someone to be generous because they can, and it feels right to rather than hoarding it just so you can say you are worth x amount.
Not only that, but his money isn't "stolen" to begin with. They had no way of building the Harvard Connection, and it was a shitty site to begin with. No foresight. Zuckerberg, if anything, made them more rich than they'd have ever been because he was smart enough to realize that The Harvard Connection had no real potential. Facebook, on the other hand, was the perfect storm of exclusivity at a time when Myspace had overstayed its welcome. Being a genius and coming off as an a-hole have been almost synonymous forever.
This post was edited on 12/20 at 8:11 pm