The announcement comes on the back of the birth of their daughter Max, who has seemingly served as an inspiration for the pair to give back to the world with their incredible wealth.Zuckerberg has broadened his philanthropic approach to business over the years, with one notable project arriving in the form of Internet.org – designed to deliver internet connectivity to emerging markets and the 4.5bn people without access to the web. Then there was his decision to reduce his salary to just $1 in 2014. He explained: “I’ve made enough money. At this point, I’m just focused on making sure I do the most possible good with what I have.” True to his word, Zuckerberg took to his Facebook page to announce the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative that he has launched with wife Priscilla, following the pair writing a lengthy letter to their newborn child. Within it, they detail the problems plaguing the planet and how they would like to solve them. The effort will be led by donating a majority 99 per cent of their company shares, which are worth $45bn, in order to help shape a world they would like Max and other children to live in.
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