Congratulations to Facebook co-founder and CEO, Mark Zuckerberg, and his wife, Dr. Priscilla Chan, on the birth of their baby girl named…[DRUM ROLL PLEASE]… Max. And, like most new parents, they proudly posted a picture on (where else?) Facebook and, of course, pledged $45 billion to charity.
What? You didn’t do that? Yeah, um, we’re a little behind on that, too.
Mark also shared a beautiful letter that they wrote to their firstborn. It is poignant, thoughtful, altruistic and, to be honest, quite long. Could come in handy if they need something to put the wee one to sleep. (We kid…! We kid.)
Here is the proud papa’s baby announcement to the Facebook community:
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.
Wishing their growing family the best!