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With $45 billion pledge, Mark Zuckerberg imagines ‘a world without suffering from disease’
The Washington Post

It was the birth announcement to top all birth announcements. In telling the world about the birth of their newborn baby, Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan also pledged to give away 99 percent of their Facebook shares — worth an eye-popping $45 billion — to philanthropic efforts during their lifetime.

It’s probably telling that the first example they describe in depth is medical science.

“Dear Max,” the 2,234-word open letter to their newborn daughter begins. “Your mother and I don’t yet have the words to describe the hope you give us for the future… Like all parents, we want you to grow up in a world better than ours today.”