Facebook’s Mark Zuckerburg and his wife Priscilla Chan are the proud parents of a new baby girl!
“Priscilla and I are so happy to welcome our daughter Max into this world!” Zuckerburg said on his Facebook page. The couple announced their pregnancy earlier this year and also said they had previously suffered several miscarriages, so Max’s safe arrival has them very relieved as well as joyful, I’m sure!
The Zuckerburgs shared their hopes and dreams for Max’s future, and the future of the world in which she will grow up in a lengthy letter which Zuckerburg posted as a note on his Facebook page. And that’s not all—they also made a stunning announcement in honor of Max’s arrival. In the preface to his letter, posted on his personal Facebook page, he said he and Chan would give away 99% of their Facebook shares, currently valued at a whopping 45 BILLION dollars, to make the world a better place. Wow, that’s one way to commemorate the birth of your first child!
“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.”
To read what else he had to say about what kind of world he dreams his daughter will grow up in, you can check out his Facebook post here.
Congratulations to the Zuckerburg-Chan family! I hope your days are filled with baby joy upon joy.