In case you live under a rock with no WiFi, let me be the first to tell you that Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg is now a dad. In a note on Facebook on Tuesday (hey, notes still exist!), Zuckerberg announced the birth of his daughter, Max, with his wife Priscilla Chan. But the announcement contained so much more than just a cute family picture. In an open letter to the baby, Zuckerberg expressed the hope Max has given him for the future, and a desire to improve the world she’s now a part of. In order to do so, the couple has launched the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, and plan to give away 99 percent of their Facebook shares, which are valued at approximately $45 billion. Whoa.
There’s no doubt that becoming a parent is a huge transition that can really change your outlook on life. The future seems more real once you love someone who’s going to be there to see it, and the world as a whole takes on a different air when you know you’ll be sending your tiny, vulnerable little child into it one day. But still, Zuck’s experience and your average parent’s are not exactly the same. He might as well be on a different planet from the rest of us.Here are just some of the ways Mark Zuckerburg’s reaction to parenthood is different from the average person.