Mark Zuckerberg Welcomes New Child, Pledges 99% Of Fortune To 'Public Good'
Mark Zuckerberg and his wife Priscilla Chan are pretty blessed individuals.
The pair, who met at a frat party while attending Harvard, are both tremendously accomplished people. Mark, as the world knows, founded Facebook, one of the most ubiquitous social tools on the planet. Priscilla, a practicing pediatrician, also founded The Primary School, a free private school that combines healthcare and education for underserved children.
Yes, they are both blessed with fame, wealth and success, but this week, they added life's greatest blessing to the list: a child.
On Tuesday, Mark and Priscilla publicly announced the arrival of their daughter, Max.
In a post on Facebook Mark wrote,
In addition to welcoming their newborn into the Facebook family, Mark also announced that he and his wife will donate 99 percent of their Facebook stock, valued at about $45 billion, to charity, philanthropic efforts, public advocacy and other activities for the public good during their lifetime via the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative. Mark added in his post,
Zuckerberg added, while the contribution seems small in comparison to the minds already working to solve the world's problems, it is what they can do and what they feel is right. Mark closed the letter by saying,
Future generations thank you, Mark and Priscilla. Read his entire letter here.