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扎克伯格夫妇喜迎千金 欲捐99%财产

 扎克伯格夫妇喜迎千金 欲捐99%财产



Facebook founder 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 most of their $45 billion fortune.

The Silicon Valley billionaire and his doctor wife shared the news of the baby's birth in a Facebook post entitled, 'A letter to our daughter'.

Included in the lengthy post was the couple's pledge to donate the vast majority of their fortune to future generations. They will donate 99% of their Facebook shares - currently valued at $45 billion - to the work of a new charitable foundation, the letter claims.

That would leave them with $450 million for themselves and their new child - based on Facebook's current valuation, plus any other private wealth held by the couple.

The letter was accompanied with a picture of the proud new parents tenderly holding their newborn wrapped in a Aden And Anais swaddle cloth covered in cartoon caterpillars. The designer blankets are sold in $50 four-packs.

The post did not reveal when little Max was born or her full name.

The couple announced Priscilla's pregnancy on Facebook earlier this year - acknowledging their long struggle with fertility issues and revealing they had suffered several miscarriages before conceiving their healthy little girl.

They used the open letter as an opportunity to describe 'the world we hope she grows up in'.

Later in the letter, the couple outline how they intend to make such a difference.

The latest pledge puts the Zuckerbergs up there with America's most generous philanthropists alongside the likes of Bill and Melinda Gates who have given $30 billion to the work of their foundation and plan to continue donating their private wealth.


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.

Like all parents, we want you to grow up in a world better than ours today.

While headlines often focus on what's wrong, in many ways the world is getting better. Health is improving. Poverty is shrinking. Knowledge is growing. People are connecting. Technological progress in every field means your life should be dramatically better than ours today.

We will do our part to make this happen, not only because we love you, but also because we have a moral responsibility to all children in the next generation.

We believe all lives have equal value, and that includes the many more people who will live in future generations than live today. Our society has an obligation to invest now to improve the lives of all those coming into this world, not just those already here.


Today, most people die from five things -- heart disease, cancer, stroke, neurodegenerative and infectious diseases -- and we can make faster progress on these and other problems.

Once we recognize that your generation and your children's generation may not have to suffer from disease, we collectively have a responsibility to tilt our investments a bit more towards the future to make this reality. Your mother and I want to do our part.

Curing disease will take time. Over short periods of five or ten years, it may not seem like we're making much of a difference. But over the long term, seeds planted now will grow, and one day, you or your children will see what we can only imagine: a world without suffering from disease.

There are so many opportunities just like this. If society focuses more of its energy on these great challenges, we will leave your generation a much better world.

Our hopes for your generation focus on two ideas: advancing human potential and promoting equality.

Advancing human potential is about pushing the boundaries on how great a human life can be.


Promoting equality is about making sure everyone has access to these opportunities -- regardless of the nation, families or circumstances they are born into.


Our society must do this not only for justice or charity, but for the greatness of human progress.


Today your mother and I are committing to spend our lives doing our small part to help solve these challenges. I will continue to serve as Facebook's CEO for many, many years to come, but these issues are too important to wait until you or we are older to begin this work. By starting at a young age, we hope to see compounding benefits throughout our lives.

As you begin the next generation of the Chan Zuckerberg family, we also begin the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative to join people across the world to advance human potential and promote equality for all children in the next generation. Our initial areas of focus will be personalized learning, curing disease, connecting people and building strong communities.

We will give 99% of our Facebook shares -- currently about $45 billion -- during our lives to advance this mission. 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.
我们将捐出所持有的Facebook 99%的股份——目前市值约450亿美元——在我们的有生之年去促进这一使命的完成。我们知道,比起已经在这个领域投入的资源和人力相比,这只是很小的贡献,但是我们想尽我们所能,与其他人一起努力。


As we become parents and enter this next chapter of our lives, we want to share our deep appreciation for everyone who makes this possible.

We can do this work only because we have a strong global community behind us. Building Facebook has created resources to improve the world for the next generation. Every member of the Facebook community is playing a part in this work.

We can make progress towards these opportunities only by standing on the shoulders of experts -- our mentors, partners and many incredible people whose contributions built these fields.

And we can only focus on serving this community and this mission because we are surrounded by loving family, supportive friends and amazing colleagues. We hope you will have such deep and inspiring relationships in your life too.

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.


Mom and Dad