FACEBOOK FOUNDER, WIFE WELCOME THEIR FIRST BABY, PLAN TO GIVE AWAY 99% OF THEIR $45 BILLION FORTUNE

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Owner of online social networking service, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, and his wife, Priscilla Chan, have welcomed their first child – a baby girl called Max – into the world, and used her arrival to announce plans to give away almost all their $45 billion fortune.

Zuckerberg and his doctor wife shared the news of the baby’s birth in a Facebook post that did not reveal when little Max was born and entitled, ‘A letter to our daughter’ .

In the letter that was accompanied with a picture of the proud new parents tenderly holding their newborn wrapped in a blanket, the couple pledged to donate 99% of their Facebook shares – presently valued at $45 billion – to the work of a new charitable foundation.

The letter reads in part: ‘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…’

It would be recalled that late July, Zuckerberg announced his wife’s pregnancy on his facebook page. He, however, added that her past pregnancy on three occasions ended in miscarriage.

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