Mark Zuckerberg, Priscilla Chan expecting baby girl

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Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg and wife Priscilla Chan are expecting a baby girl, he announced on his social media page Thursday.

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"Priscilla and I are so happy to welcome our daughter Max into the world!" Zuckerberg wrote.

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The Facebook chief said he and Chan, who married in 2012, decided to have their child after "much thought and discussion."

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"We are all better people because of the strong women in our lives -- sisters, mothers and friends," he said.

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 "We can't wait to do our best to raise a strong woman."

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Zuckerberg also announced that he and Chan are donating 99 percent of their Facebook shares,

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Currently worth about $45 billion to the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, a charitable organization they created last year.

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"We will give 99% of our Facebook shares -- currently about $45 billion -- to the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative," he said. 

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"We know this is a small contribution compared to all the resources and talents of those already working on these issues.

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But we want to do what we can, working alongside many others."

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The couple's first child, Max, was born in 2015. Zuckerberg said at the time that he would take two months of paternity leave.

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