Mark Zuckerberg announces birth of daughter, vows to donate 99% of Facebook shares

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg and his wife Priscilla Chan have announced the birth of their baby daughter Max.

Zuckerberg took to the social media site this morning to announce the exciting news, while also vowing to donate 99 percent of their shares in Facebook to improving the world.

He said they are donating their fortune to the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative because they want to make the world a better place for Max to grow up in.


“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.

Zuckerberg also posted a letter to his newborn daughter.