Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg and his wife Priscilla Chan welcomed their baby a few days ago and he has been sharing some posts on his page about how they plan to live as parents as part of a larger society. One of the things the couple plan to do is to donate 99% of Mark's Facebook shares to charity, not when they are old, or dead, but in their lifetime. The shares are currently worth about $45 billion, and the money from them will go to start their charitable corporation, an LLC, in the baby's honor. Read the note and watch the video below...
For the video, Mark wrote;
A few weeks before Max's birth, Priscilla and I took a morning to reflect and record our hopes for her and all children of her generation.
It will be deeply meaningful to show this to her one day. I'll share more soon
A few weeks before Max's birth, Priscilla and I took a morning to reflect and record our hopes for her and all children of her generation.It will be deeply meaningful to show this to her one day. I'll share more soon.
Posted by Mark Zuckerberg on Wednesday, December 2, 2015
The pledge post is embedded and below his intro;
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.