Mark Zuckerberg And Priscilla Chan Welcome Baby Girl Named Max (PHOTO)
Mark Zuckerberg and his wife Priscilla Chan welcomed a baby girl named Max on Tuesday, the couple announced on Facebook. Along with the exciting news, Zuckerberg and Chan shared a photo of themselves with the baby and a letter they wrote to the newborn about the world in which they hope she grows up in.
“Priscilla and I are so happy to welcome our daughter Max into this world,” began Zuckerberg’s post, which also featured the beaming new parents holding their bundle of joy.
As Gossip Cop reported in July, Zuckerberg and Chan announced they were expecting their first child, a girl, with a photo of Chan cradling her baby bump. They said at the time that Chan had suffered three miscarriages, and explained they were sharing that personal information because they wanted to “give more people the same hope we felt.” Zuckerberg and Chan also said in July that they would shift their “focus on making the world a better place for our child and the next generation.”
That same theme was revisited in the letter they penned to baby Max. They began by saying to the newborn, “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.” Because the want her world to be “better than ours today,” Zuckerberg and Chan noted they’re committed to “curing disease, personalizing learning, harnessing clean energy, connecting people, building strong communities, reducing poverty, providing equal rights and spreading understanding across nations.”
To make that happen for the children on this planet, Zuckerberg pledged in the letter, “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.” Zuckerberg and Chan ended their note by saying, “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.”
Gossip Cop congratulates Chan and Zuckerberg on the birth of Max, and wish them many years of health, happiness and love together.