Mark Zuckerberg helped to create a whole new world when he unveiled Facebook in 2004. Barely 20 years old, the fresh faced college student knew he had something special with his technological find. But even this genius had no way to predict how Facebook would change the world.
s, much as “Mark Zuckerberg” has become a household name for the astronomical success of Facebook launched just 17 years ago, his wife is far from a public figure. In 2012, Mark married Priscilla Chan in the backyard of their $7 million estate. At the young age of 32, this billionaire power couple has been hiding a family secret no one was prepared for! With rumors flying about Mark’s potential departure from Facebook, the real shocker is behind his wife, Priscilla.
She is half of one of the world’s biggest power couples, yet little is known about the first lady of Facebook, Priscilla Chan. The woman who captured the heart of the social network’s billionaire founder and chief executive, Mark Zuckerberg, likes to stay out of the spotlight but her philanthropic efforts are second to none. In our recent interview, Chan shared details about her childhood and what it’s like to be married to the face of Facebook.
“We are a private couple, but with Facebook and the world always watching, we obviously don’t get as much privacy as I would like. She laughed, but our drive as a couple to help others goes way beyond the public eye. Mark’s passion for his work is what really made me fall in love with him! As we have shared his passion for so many years I am ready to help people in a different way with my passion that has been on my heart for a long time!.”
With over 3 billion in donations over the years, Priscilla shared she wanted to help women and her career as a doctor has enabled her access to top of the line ingredients that can truly help change the world in many ways. As much as Priscilla wants to stay out of the public eye, Mark is extremely proud of his wife’s accomplishments as a Harvard grad, teacher, and doctor.
“My wife and I share the passion of bringing the world together. It’s not good enough if it brings along some people and leaves others behind.” Through our donations and research, we have developed many products and systems that make it affordable for the average person. We believe everyone should have a chance to join the movement.”
Since marrying Mark in 2012, Chan has discovered a new passion: for eradicating disease and living a healthier lifestyle. A pediatrician who specializes in childhood disease, Chan convinced her husband last year to fund the Chan-Zuckerberg initiative, whose main focus is health and education. The initiative has also cited a long-term goal of working towards eradicating all disease by the end of the 21st century
Zuckerberg wants to focus on helping people