Thumbs up…Mark Zuckerberg is a daddy! The Facebook CEO and his philanthropist wife/Doctor Priscilla Chan have welcomed their baby girl, Max—-they revealed in a Facebook post of course. The announcement also included a pledge from the couple to make their world a better place with their small contribution (99& shares of Facebook–worth $45 Billion) through their Chan Zuckerberg Initiative for the advancement in medical care and technology.
“Priscilla and I are so happy to welcome our daughter Max into this world! For her birth, we wrote a letter to her about the world we hope she grows up in. It’s a world where our generation can advance human potential and promote equality — by curing disease, personalizing learning, harnessing clean energy, connecting people, building strong communities, reducing poverty, providing equal rights and spreading understanding across nations.
We are committed to doing our small part to help create this world for all children. We will give 99% of our Facebook shares — currently about $45 billion — during our lives to join many others in improving this world for the next generation.
Thank you to everyone in this community for all your love and support during the pregnancy. You’ve given us hope that together we can build this world for Max and all children.”
Read part of the sweet letter to Max below:
“Your mother and I don’t yet have the words to describe the hope you give us for the future. Your new life is full of promise, and we hope you will be happy and healthy so you can explore it fully. You’ve already given us a reason to reflect on the world we hope you live in. Like all parents, we want you to grow up in a world better than ours today.”
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