Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg and his wife Priscilla Chan have welcomed a baby girl

Max Chan Zuckerberg may have only just been born, but she already has an inspiring $45 billion legacy.
Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan

Naturally Mark Zuckerberg announced the birth of his gorgeous baby girl in a moving statement on Facebook, which took the form of a touching letter to their daughter.

In most families the arrival of a new baby means a few dollars might get put aside for when they turn 18, but when you’re a Chan-Zuckerberg it’s a $45 billion investment ensuring the progress of humanity.

The news of baby Max didn’t focus on the birth, how much she weighed, or what time she was born – but rather, in true Zuckerberg style, the attention was given to a cause much greater than them.

“Dear Max, your mother and I don’t yet have the words to describe the hope you give us for the future,” the piece read.

“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.”

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The new parents feel as though they have a responsibility to ensure the world their daughter grows up in is better than one we live in today.

“Today your mother and I are committing to spend our lives doing our small part to help solve…we begin the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative to join people across the world to advance human potential and promote equality for all children in the next generation,” they explained.

“We will give 99% of our Facebook shares — currently about $45 billion — during our lives to advance this mission,” Mark and Priscilla added.

New mum Priscilla, 30, who is an emergency room doctor, and Mark, 31, first met at a frat party when they attended Harvard University, and no doubt their past selves couldn’t even imagine what they’d go onto to achieve.

Congratulations to the new family of three!

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