Facebook creator Mark Zuckerberg and his wife Priscilla Chan have welcomed a baby girl into the world. Zuckerberg fittingly broke the news in a Facebook post, writing Chan gave birth to their first child Max on Monday.
Zuckerberg included a letter the couple wrote outlining the world they hope to see baby Max grow up in. The couple also announced that they will be giving up 99% of their Facebook shares, worth $45 billion at the time of writing, to charitable causes during their lifetime to help better the world.
Mark Zuckerberg’s post
“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.”