Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg and wife Priscilla Chan are expecting a baby girl, he announced on his social media page Thursday.Image Credit: Google
"Priscilla and I are so happy to welcome our daughter Max into the world!" Zuckerberg wrote.Image Credit: Google
The Facebook chief said he and Chan, who married in 2012, decided to have their child after "much thought and discussion."Image Credit: Google
"We are all better people because of the strong women in our lives -- sisters, mothers and friends," he said.Image Credit: Google
"We can't wait to do our best to raise a strong woman."Image Credit: Google
Zuckerberg also announced that he and Chan are donating 99 percent of their Facebook shares,Image Credit: Google
Currently worth about $45 billion to the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, a charitable organization they created last year.Image Credit: Google
"We will give 99% of our Facebook shares -- currently about $45 billion -- to the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative," he said.Image Credit: Google
"We know this is a small contribution compared to all the resources and talents of those already working on these issues.
But we want to do what we can, working alongside many others."
The couple's first child, Max, was born in 2015. Zuckerberg said at the time that he would take two months of paternity leave.