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 his 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 Chakrabarti 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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