Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg welcomes Baby Girl Max and pens a surprise for her and the world

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Mark Zuckerberg and Wife Dr. Priscilla Chan welcomed their new baby girl yesterday. Having named her Maxima Chan Zuckerberg, lovingly called Max, the Facebook CEO had other surprises for the world. Not only did he write a beautiful letter for his daughter, he also vowed to give away 99% of his wealth to charitable causes.

Here are a few excerpts from the letter,

Dear Max,
Your mother and I don’t yet have the words to describe the hope you give us for the future. 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.
Like all parents, we want you to grow up in a world better than ours today.
While headlines often focus on what’s wrong, in many ways the world is getting better. Health is improving. Poverty is shrinking. Knowledge is growing. People are connecting. Technological progress in every field means your life should be dramatically better than ours today.
We will do our part to make this happen, not only because we love you, but also because we have a moral responsibility to all children in the next generation.
Our hopes for your generation focus on two ideas: advancing human potential and promoting equality.
We must make long term investments over 25, 50 or even 100 years. The greatest challenges require very long time horizons and cannot be solved by short term thinking.
We must engage directly with the people we serve. We can’t empower people if we don’t understand the needs and desires of their communities.
We must build technology to make change. Many institutions invest money in these challenges, but most progress comes from productivity gains through innovation.
We must participate in policy and advocacy to shape debates. Many institutions are unwilling to do this, but progress must be supported by movements to be sustainable.
We must back the strongest and most independent leaders in each field. Partnering with experts is more effective for the mission than trying to lead efforts ourselves.
We must take risks today to learn lessons for tomorrow. We’re early in our learning and many things we try won’t work, but we’ll listen and learn and keep improving.
We will give 99% of our Facebook shares — currently about $45 billion — during our lives to advance this mission. We know this is a small contribution compared to all the resources and talents of those already working on these issues. But we want to do what we can, working alongside many others.
Read the full letter here: https://www.facebook.com/notes/mark-zuckerberg/a-letter-to-our-daughter/10153375081581634
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 Mark will take two months paternity leave to help his wife with the newborn. While some Tweeples wished the couple well, the others also took a dig at the Facebook CEO. Here are some of the reactions

Well, all we have to say that the visit to India seems to have paid off well for the CEO. With peace came a long awaited ‘little Zuckerberg’.

All the Very Best to the couple!

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