Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg announced that he and wife Priscilla Chan are expecting a second baby girl.
“After our difficult experience having Max, we weren't sure what to expect or whether we'd be able to have another child,” he wrote in a post on Facebook.
“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.”
He added: “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. Priscilla grew up with two sisters and they 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.”
He ended his post saying: “We are all better people because of the the strong women in our lives — sisters, mothers and friends. We can't wait to welcome our new little one and do our best to raise another strong woman."
Zuckerberg and Priscilla welcomed Maxima Chan Zuckerberg into the world on November 30, 2015. Days after her birth, the couple created the nonprofit organization the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, as well as the Chan Zuckerberg Biohub and pledged 99 per cent of their Facebook shares, around USD 45 billion, to causes such as fighting disease, improving education, harnessing clean energy, reducing poverty and promoting equal rights. -Devashree Goenka