Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg and wife expecting a second daughter
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Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg and wife expecting a second daughter

Mark Zuckerberg and his wife, Priscilla Chan have a daughter named Max.

world Updated: Mar 10, 2017 09:28 IST
Reuters, San Francisco
Mark Zuckerberg,Priscilla Chan,Facebook
Mark Zuckerberg announced on the social networking site that he and his wife Priscilla Chan were expecting their second child.( Facebook/Mark Zuckerberg)

Facebook Inc founder Mark Zuckerberg and his wife, Priscilla Chan, are expecting a second child, a daughter, the billionaire internet mogul said on Thursday.

The couple was not sure they would be able to have another child after a difficult pregnancy with their first daughter, born in 2015, Zuckerberg, 32, said in a post on Facebook, the world’s largest social network.

“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,” Zuckerberg, who grew up with three sisters, wrote.

Their first daughter, Max, briefly entered the spotlight last year when Zuckerberg posted a photo of her getting immunization shots and was inundated with Facebook users debating the merits of vaccines.

The announcement came on the same day that Facebook shares hit an all-time of $138.57, riding upbeat expectations for growth as well as recent gains in the broader market.

Zuckerberg has a net worth of $57.8 billion, according to Forbes magazine, although in 2015 he pledged to put 99 percent of his Facebook shares into a new philanthropy project focusing on human potential and equality.

First Published: Mar 10, 2017 08:41 IST