Mark Zuckerberg Will Give 99% of His Facebook Shares To Charity

Zuckerberg and his wife have a brand new perspective on life following from the birth of their first daughter, Maxima.

  • · Posted 28 months Ago
  •  BY Jack Lowe

Facebook's CEO Mark Zuckerberg has announced that he and his wife Priscilla Chan intend to give 99% of their Facebook shares - currently worth a staggering $45bn (30bn) -to good causes. The donation will not take place all in one go, but will be staggered across their lives.

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The news comes following from the birth of their first daughter, Maxima, last week, which seems to have given thee couple a brand new perspective on life. In the announcement, Zuckerberg said he's aiming "to advance human potential and promote equality for all children in the next generation." In the letter to Maxima, he continued:

"Your mother and I don't yet have the words to describe the hope you give us for the future […] You've already given us a reason to reflect on the world we hope you live in."

Multi-billionaire Warren Buffet also chimed in, congratulating the pair and adding that "30 is the new 70" when it comes to giving away your wealth.

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