Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg Celebrates Birth of Daughter With Pledge to Give Away 99% of Shares

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Mark Zuckerberg announced the birth of his daughter Max today in a heart warming post where he announced his plans to give away 99 percent of his Facebook shares, which amount to a whooping $45 billion at today’s prices – to fund a new charitable initiative. Their daughter Max was born on 01-Dec-2015.
He also wrote a heart kindling letter to his daughter Max which was published on his Facebook page.

 

Zuckerberg and his wife, Dr. Priscilla Chan, mentioned in the letter that the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative will “join people across the world to advance human potential and promote equality for all children in the next generation.”

“Our initial areas of focus will be personalized learning, curing disease, connecting people and building strong communities,” the proud new parents wrote in the letter, which was posted to both of their Facebook pages.

Giving more details about their huge gift, Zuckerberg and Priscilla mentioned in their letter that they felt “a great responsibility to leave the world a better place for you and all children. We wish you a life filled with the same love, hope and joy you give us. We can’t wait to see what you bring to this world.”

Mark Zuckerberg is taking 2 months paternity leave to be with the newborn and enjoy parenthood. We hope Zuckerberg and Priscilla have a great time with Max and love their time as parents!

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