He’s a man of fours — you know, the four-hour workweek, the four-hour body — but now author Tim Ferriss is the $100,000 man.

To celebrate his 35th birthday today, Ferriss has pledged to match every dollar up to $50,000 donated on Vittana, a Seattle non-profit that funds educational efforts to fight youth poverty.

As of now, over $35,000 has been donated. For his “give-back birthday,” Ferriss is asking that contributors donate $35 to help support his 35th birthday. He’ll match every dollar, up to $50,000, donated by midnight July 27.

“Tim’s a big believer in education,” Vittana founder and CEO Kushal Chakrabarti says. “He decided to join Vittana’s board of advisors this month and use┬áhis 35th birthday to fight youth poverty.”

Here’s a video made to help promote the Vittana/Ferriss fund-raiser. And stay tuned for more news from Vittana next week, which is currently working on a new effort that┬áChakrabarti says is part of the organization’s next stage.

Education is Empowering. Help us send youth from Developing Countries to school! from Kelsey Goodwin on Vimeo.

Molly Brown is a writer and editor who comes from an arts and culture background, including stints at Billboard Magazine and Kirkus Reviews. An avid blogger on all-things culture, she covers a wide range of fun, geeky topics on GeekWire's Geek Life beat.
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  • http://twitter.com/RedRussak Red Russak

    Love seeing thought leaders step up to help with a good cause. The word for this…must…and will be spread ;-)

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