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Monday, 28 December 2015

Who Inspires You - Mark Zuckerberg And Wife Priscillia

Who Inspires You? A person, a Place, a book, an event or maybe your own life and achievements are a great source of inspiration to you. Fell free to share with us. I am still sharing with you who inspires me. Next on my list is Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg and his lovely wife, Priscillia Chan.

It is one thing to be entrusted with wealth, and another thing when you are able to use that wealth as a tool to impact lives positively and make the world a better place. I am always quite humbled each time I see a post or write up about Facebook founder and his wife Priscillia giving to another cause. They are quite an inspiring couple and truly reflect how powerful it is when a husband and wife are united in vision, purpose and commitment.

While responding to a facebook user after giving a $25 million grant to help fight Ebola last year, Zuckerberg said, "I think we have a responsibility to help out wherever we see a need." 
To celebrate the birth of their daughter Max,  the couple announced that they were giving 99% of their Facebook shares, valued at about $45 billion through a new organization called the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative. In a letter written to their daughter Max, the couple said, 

"As you begin the next generation of the Chan Zuckerberg family, we also begin the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative to join people across the world to advance human potential and promote equality for all children in the next generation. Our initial areas of focus will be personalized learning, curing disease, connecting people and building strong communities".

This couple inspires me like they inspire many around the world with their giving. Their commitment to solving problems, providing solutions , caring about others and sharing their wealth is truly inspiring. And just like you say Mark, 'seeds planted now will grow', indeed these many seeds both of you are planting now will surely grow in the lives and hearts of many generations to come. 

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