One of the most influential (and successful) men in business these days, Facebook Founder Mark Zuckerberg, has welcomed his baby daughter into the world.

The gorgeous photo alongside his wife Priscilla, and looking lovingly into his newborn daughter’s eyes (as I’m sure we can all relate to), the beaming and proud new dad wrote the below letter to his daughter, sharing his hopes about the world we hope she grows up in.  Read the full letter here.

In honour of this wonderful occasion he’s giving away a massive portion of his wealth. The announcement was part of a letter written by Zuckerberg and wife, Priscilla Chan, to their new baby girl.

They announced the Zuckerberg Chan Initiative, which will focus on “personalized learning, curing disease, connecting people and building strong communities.”

“For your generation to live in a better world, there is so much more our generation can do,” Zuckerberg wrote. “Today your mother and I are committing to spend our lives doing our small part to help solve these challenges.”

In doing so, they have committed to donating nearly all of their Facebook stock to the cause.

“We will give 99% of our Facebook shares — currently about $45 billion — during our lives to advance this mission,” he wrote. “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.” 

Now that’s a serious commitment to his and our children’s future!  Congratulations Mark & Priscilla, welcome to parenthood! xx

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Belinda's a passionate advocate for community and connection. As the founder of the Mum Central Network she’s committed to celebrating the journey that is Australian parenthood. Mum to two cheeky boys, and wife to her superstar husband, they live a busy but crazy lifestyle in Adelaide. Great conversation, close friends and good chocolate are her chosen weapons for daily survival. Oh, and bubbles. Champagne is key.

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