In honor of the birth of his newborn baby girl, Max Zuckerberg, Mark Zuckerberg announced that he would be donating 99% of his Facebook shares which is equivalent to a whopping $45 billion US dollars! The fund will be known as the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative and will focus on  advancing human potential and promoting equality.

“Advancing human potential is about pushing the boundaries on how great a human life can be,” while “Promoting equality is about making sure everyone has access to these opportunities — regardless of the nation, families or circumstances they are born into.”

To welcome baby Max’s birth,  Zuckerberg wrote in the message, “We believe all lives have equal value, and that includes the many more people who will live in future generations than live today. Our society has an obligation to invest now to improve the lives of all those coming into this world, not just those already here.”

Kudos, Mark – way to really change the game and give back to the world!