Items tagged with Priscilla Chan

Mark Zuckerberg and his wife Priscilla Chan announced an ambitious initiative to cure, prevent, or manage all diseases within our children's lifetime. It's a lofty goal of epic proportion, and to kick start things, they've pledged to invest $3 billion over the next decade to help scientists cure diseases as part of what they're calling the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative. While there's no doubt this is the most ambitious undertaking Zuckerberg and Chan have ever taken on, it's not an impossible task, not as far as they're concerned. "Medicine has only been a modern science for about a century, and we've made incredible progress so far. Life expectancy has increased by 1/4 of a year per year since... Read more...
Mark Zuckerberg and his wife Priscilla Chan plan to donate 99 percent of their Facebook shares currently worth around $45 billion to charitable causes during their lifetime. The couple unveiled the plan in an open letter to their newborn daughter, Max, with a promise to offer more details after they return from paternity and maternity leave. By committing to donate their massive fortune, the Zuckerbergs join a small but growing list of billionaires who have pledged to leave their assets and wealth to philanthropic causes. That includes Bill Gates, who along with his wife Melinda started The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Warren Buffet, and Oracle co-founder Larry Ellison. The Zuckerbergs... Read more...
Life is good for Mark Zuckerberg, the main face and primary co-founder of Facebook, the largest social networking site on the planet. Zuckerberg celebrated his 28th birthday on Monday, became a billionaire when Facebook became a publicly traded company on Friday, and then a day later tied the knot with Priscilla Chan, his sweetheart of almost 10 years. According to an Associated Press report, Zuckerberg and Chan were wed at his home in Palo Alto, California, in front of less than 100 guests who had no idea they were attending a wedding. Instead, they had gathered at Zuckerberg's home to celebrate Chan's graduation from the University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine. She studied... Read more...