Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan

Zuckerberg
  • Joined the Giving Pledge: 12/01/2010 - Read the Letter
  • Estimated Net Worth: $50.9 billion
  • Estimated Lifetime Giving: $1 billion
  • Forbes Rank: #6
  • Industry: Internet consumer services
  • Born: Mark Zuckerberg - 1984
    Priscilla Chan - 1985
  • Residence: Palo Alto, CA

Mark Zuckerberg is a co-founder, chairman and CEO of the social networking website Facebook. Dr. Priscilla Chan is a pediatrician at the University of California San Francisco Medical Center. In December 2015, the couple announced the creation of the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, pledging to give away 99% of their wealth in their lifetimes. The couple have also joined the Bill Gates-led Breakthrough Energy Coalition.

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We’ll make long term bets that others won’t make and that will take a decade or longer to achieve their goals. We’ll learn from each project and apply those lessons to future work. That’s why we’re starting and making this commitment now while we’re still early in our careers -- so we can gain experience early and become more effective in our giving over time.

Priscilla Chan and Mark Zuckerberg

Giving Interests

Clean Energy; Education; Health; Newark, NJ; Scientific research

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