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Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan Announce Birth of Their Daughter, Max

Updated: Dec 02, 2015 1:25 PM ET | Originally published: Dec 01, 2015

Facebook mogul Mark Zuckerberg and his wife, Priscilla Chan, announced the birth of their daughter, Max, via a post on the social network on Tuesday. In an open letter to their daughter, Zuckerberg and Chan outlined their hopes for her generation, which included eliminating poverty, promoting equality, providing everyone with healthcare and protecting the environment — partially by giving 99% of their Facebook shares away to philanthropic efforts.

"Max, we love you and feel a great responsibility to leave the world a better place for you and all children. We wish you a life filled with the same love, hope and joy you give us. We can't wait to see what you bring to this world," they wrote in the post.

Priscilla and I are so happy to welcome our daughter Max into this world!For her birth, we wrote a letter to her about...

Posted by Mark Zuckerberg on Tuesday, December 1, 2015

A Zuckerberg Family Album

Born in 1984, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg grew up in Dobbs Ferry, New York, the son of a dentist and a psychiatrist who left her profession to work in her husband's office.
Born in 1984, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg grew up in Dobbs Ferry, New York, the son of a dentist and a psychiatrist who left her profession to work in her husband's office.Facebook
Born in 1984, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg grew up in Dobbs Ferry, New York, the son of a dentist and a psychiatrist who left her profession to work in her husband's office.
Zuckerberg's father describes his son, seen here at five years old, as "strong-willed and relentless."
Facebook was founded while Zuckerberg was a student at Harvard, where this photograph was taken.
Zuckerberg, right, sits with Facebook's other founders. The tale of the company's earliest days inspired the film The Social Network, which draws a rich, dramatic portrait of a furious, socially handicapped genius, a character who bears little resemblance to the actual Mark Zuckerberg.
In this 2006 photo, the Facebook founder poses with his older sister Randi, the company's head of consumer marketing and social-good initiatives.
Zuckerberg and his family visit the Wizarding World of Harry Potter in Orlando for Thanksgiving 2010.
Born in 1984, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg grew up in Dobbs Ferry, New York, the son of a dentist and a psychiatrist
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