Zuckerberg and his wife announce the birth of their daughter, Max and spending 99% of his fortune in the goodness




Said Mark Zuckerberg and his wife in a letter to the newly-born baby daughter that he intends to put 99% of his stake in the company Facebook, which is currently worth about 45 billion US dollars, in a new charity project focusing on the human potential and equality.

The plan was received, announced by Facebook founder and CEO of the official page on the site for only about 13 hours before, more than a million “impressive”, including celebrities, such as California Governor former famous Arnold Schwarzenegger and actor.

Melinda Gates also expressed, the wife of Microsoft founder and the richest man in the world Bill Gates; admiration for the plan, which is working with her husband, as well as billions of other celebrity owners, to devote enormous wealth in charity.

Said Zuckerberg, aged 31 years and who will manage the new initiative jointly with his wife, Priscilla Chan, as well as management of the largest social network in the world, it would sell or give up for up to one billion dollars of stock in each of the next three years.

Zuckerberg will maintain a controlling stake in Facebook, which valued even close of trading on Tuesday, about $ 303 billion, for what the company calls the “foreseeable future.” Then he plans to stay on as CEO “for many years to come.”

It is noteworthy that the new Zuckerberg project, which will carry the name “Chan Zuckerberg initiative”, it is not the first in the world of philanthropy. When he was in the 26-year-old, he signed a “pledge tender”, called on the richest individuals and families in the world to commit to giving more than half their wealth to charity during their lifetime or after their death.

It is believed that Zuckerberg is still relatively young to pledge to spend much of his fortune, The founder of Microsoft, Gates Corporation was 45 years old in 2000, when he founded with his wife and “Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.”

To celebrate the birth of his first child on his Facebook, Zuckerberg publishing a picture of himself and his wife and their daughter, which he called Max, along with the publication entitled “message to our daughter.”

In his letter, which consists of 2,220 words, eating Zuckerberg and Chan, a pediatrician, issues such as health, education and access to the Internet and learning before the announcement, “Zuckerberg Chan Initiative”, which aims to “push the human potential and the promotion of equality.”


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