It looks like all of the billionaires are having infants proper now. First, Tesla CEO Elon Musk all of the sudden proclaims secret twins. Now it’s Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s flip to bask within the child glow.
Zuckerberg introduced on Wednesday that he and his spouse Priscilla Chan predict their third daughter subsequent yr. Zuckerberg wrote on Instagram, “Plenty of love. Joyful to share that Max and August are getting a brand new child sister subsequent yr!”
The couple have already got two daughters, Max and August, born in 2015 and 2017, respectively. Chan and Zuckerberg met at Harvard in 2003 at a frat get together and have been married for a decade.
Fb, which modified its title to Meta final yr, has all the time been a form of third wheel in Chan and Zuckerberg’s relationship. The couple received married one day after Fb’s preliminary public providing in 2012. In line with the Wall Street Journal, Chan made Zuckerberg take her on one date per week and required no less than 100 minutes of time collectively and never spent at his firm’s workplaces.
When Max, brief for Maxima, was born, Zuckerberg and Chan wrote her an open letter and posted it on Fb. Within the letter, they introduced the creation of the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, which makes use of philanthropy and know-how in an purpose to eradicate illness and enhance schooling. The brand new mother and father pledged to dedicate 99% of their Fb shares, or about $45 billion at the moment, to the initiative. The shares are price significantly much less now, given the 60% decline of Fb’s inventory worth this yr.
The couple continued the letter tradition when their daughter August was born. In contrast to the primary letter to Max, which was very lengthy and critical, Zuckerberg and Chan’s letter to August appeared extra lighthearted and private.
“Regardless that headlines typically deal with what’s unsuitable, we nonetheless imagine these optimistic tendencies will win out. We’re optimists about your era and the longer term,” they wrote to her.
Whereas Max and August dwell fairy story lives in comparison with the remainder of us non-billionaires, Zuckerberg mentioned in a 2019 interview with CBS that he and Chan don’t purchase their daughters all the things, and made a degree to say that the ladies have chores. This was well-documented on Facebook that yr, the place Zuckerberg posted a video of the teeny women rinsing dishes and loading the dishwasher.
New Chan-Zuckerberg child, we could not know a lot about you, and even your title, however we gamble that we do know this a lot: Additionally, you will get a letter out of your mother and father, and additionally, you will have chores. Better of luck.