Mark Zuckerberg announced that he is going to be a father again. The announcement which was made on his official Facebook page however missed out on the key detail, like exactly when they are expecting their second child to be born. Zuckerberg though stated he would like to see a baby girl born again.
Zuckerberg and wife Priscilla Chan are already parents to a 15 months old baby girl, Maxima Chan Zuckerberg. However, what makes Priscilla becoming pregnant again so special is the fact that she had a lot of difficulties conceiving their first child. In fact, she had three miscarriages before Max was born. Such were the complexities involved that she wasn’t sure if she would become a mother ever again.
Naturally, the priority for the Facebook first family is to ensure none of that happens this time. Also, while they are expecting a healthy baby to be born, Zuckerberg seems to be more inclined to have another girl child, who he hopes will grow up to become a strong woman in due course.
Earlier, both Zuckerberg and Priscilla pledged to donate 99 percent of their wealth to charity with the aim to make the lives of all children born on this earth better. Both have also pledged to set aside a sum of $1 billion over a period of next decade to identify, cure and eliminate all diseases on earth by 2100.
The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative – as the organization is named – also went on to acquire a Canada-based artificial intelligence firm which they hope will help eliminate diseases. That no doubt makes for an ambitious target to achieve though it nonetheless should help make lives better for a lot of people.
That apart, the organization also looks to provide all children a level playing ground in the fields of health, education, scientific research, and energy as they grow up.