Facebook co-founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced on Thursday via his Facebook and Instagram pages that he and his wife Priscilla Chan are expecting their second child.
The 32-year-old billionaire’s social media post read:
“After our difficult experience having Max, we weren’t sure what to expect or whether we’d be able to have another child. When Priscilla and I first found out she was pregnant again, our first hope was that the child would be healthy. My next hope was that it would be a girl. I cannot think of a greater gift than having a sister and I’m so happy Max and our new child will have each other.”
The couple welcomed their first baby girl Max, in 2015, after experiencing three miscarriages.
Mark Zuckerberg also gave a brief insight of their lives while growing up saying he had three sisters while Chan had two sisters.
“I grew up with three sisters and they taught me to learn from smart, strong women. They weren’t just my sisters but some of my best friends. They’ve gone on to write books, excel at performance, music, sports, cooking and their careers. They showed me how to compete and still laugh together afterwards.”
He went on to explain that Priscilla grew up with two sisters who also taught her the importance of family, caring for others and hard work.
”They supported each other as first generation college students and in their careers in medicine and business. They have so many inside jokes – the kind only siblings can understand.”
Mark said that because of the women in our lives including our mothers, sisters, and friends, we are all better people. He finished his post by saying:
”We can’t wait to welcome our new little one and do our best to raise another strong woman.”
Mark Zuckerberg got married to Priscilla Chan who is an American philanthropist and pediatrician on the 19th of May, 2012.
When announcing Max’s birth in 2015, Zuckerberg and Chan pledged more than $1.6 billion of their Facebook stock to charities. Since then, the Chan-Zuckerberg Initiative has made more pledges including dedicating $3 billion to curing all diseases.