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Mark Zuckerberg Is Now A Daddy! Will Donate 99% Of Facebook Shares To Charity

Mama na girl!

Facebook’s CEO Mark Zuckerberg and wife Priscilla Chen welcomed their daughter, Max yesterday – Based on Mark’s genes you should be expecting a female tech entrepreneur in the nearest future.

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To celebrate this, Mark wrote an open letter to his daughter, welcoming her into the world and also announced his intentions to eventually donate 99% of Facebook’s shares

Dear Max,

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.

While headlines often focus on what’s wrong, in many ways the world is getting better. Health is improving. Poverty is shrinking. Knowledge is growing. People are connecting. Technological progress in every field means your life should be dramatically better than ours today.

We will do our part to make this happen, not only because we love you, but also because we have a moral responsibility to all children in the next generation.

We believe all lives have equal value, and that includes the many more people who will live in future generations than live today. Our society has an obligation to invest now to improve the lives of all those coming into this world, not just those already here.

 Do bear in mind that the shares will not be donated entirely at one shot, but will be donated over the course of their lives. He also announced the launch of the Chan-Zuckerberg Initiative which aims 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.”
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Baby Max, I can’t wait to see you grow up! Congratulations Uncle Mark and Aunty Priscilla!

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