In an open letter to their newborn daughter Max, Mark Zuckerberg, the co-founder and CEO of Facebook, announced today that he and his wife Priscilla Chan would give 99% of their Facebook shares throughout their lives — holdings currently worth $45 billion — to charity.
The pledge is focused on two main goals: advancing human potential and promoting equality. They define the first goal as "pushing the boundaries on how great a human life can be," including initiatives on medicine, economic opportunity, and access to information. The second plan focuses more on reducing poverty and empowering historically underrepresented groups. "Our society must do this not only for justice or charity, but for the greatness of human progress," they write.
Read the whole letter: