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Mark Zuckerberg pledges to donate his Facebook shares worth $45 blllion

Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg and his wife Priscilla Chan announced the birth of their first daughter Max and pledged to donate 99% of their Facebook shares to charity, currently valued at $45 Billion.

On his Facebook page, Mark posted a photo of their new baby with the following caption:

“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.”

(Photo source: Facebook – @Mark Zuckerberg)

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