Priscilla Chan

16 Stories

Zuckerberg, Chan Pledge $3B to End Disease

And they're 'optimistic' they can do it

(Newser) - Let it never be said that Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan don't dream big. On Wednesday, the Facebook founder and his wife announced a $3 billion plan to wipe out disease by the end of the century, Variety reports. "This is about the future we want for our... More »

Zuckerberg: No, My New Venture Isn't a Tax Dodge

He responds to criticism over $45B philanthropic initiative

(Newser) - Mark Zuckerberg announced the birth of his baby daughter and a $45 billion giveaway on the same day this week, and he's had to do a little more explaining about the latter. In a Facebook post on Thursday, Zuckerberg explains that Chan Zuckerberg Initiative LLC, the entity he's... More »

Zuckerbergs' Philanthropy: A 'Big Waste'?

Move meets some scorn online

(Newser) - The announcement by Mark Zuckerberg and wife Priscilla Chan Zuckerberg that they'll donate 99% of their Facebook shares—$45 billion at today's value— to a foundation they created with the birth of their daughter isn't being met with universal praise. Some examples:
  • 'Big waste': "It
... More »

Zuckerberg Welcomes Baby Girl, Gives Away Fortune

Will donate 99% of his Facebook stock to make the world better for his daughter

(Newser) - Parenthood will do crazy things to people. For example, on the same day Mark Zuckerberg and Dr. Priscilla Chan announced the birth of their first child, they also announced they'd be giving away 99% of their Facebook stock—worth nearly $45 billion, CNN reports. Zuckerberg and Chan posted an... More »

Zuckerberg Giving Himself 2 Months Paternity Leave

Under Facebook company policy, he could take 4

(Newser) - Facebook is going to have to do without Mark Zuckerberg for a couple of months in the near future: The Facebook founder and his wife, Priscilla, have a baby daughter on the way and he says he is planning to take two months off when she arrives, TechCrunch reports. "... More »

Poignant Note Reveals Baby Zuckerberg on the Way

Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan are expecting, after 3 miscarriages

(Newser) - Mark Zuckerberg and wife Priscilla Chan announced on Facebook today that they're expecting a baby girl, their first child. The post is more than a mere announcement, however. Zuckerberg reveals that Priscilla has had three miscarriages previously, but "our pregnancy is now far enough along that the risk... More »

Zuckerberg Throws $120M Into Local Schools

Priscilla Chan says it's an 'incredibly personal issue'

(Newser) - As debate rages over Silicon Valley's gentrification of the Bay Area, Mark Zuckerberg yesterday gave parents there a reason to applaud their wealthy neighbors. The Facebook founder and his wife, Priscilla Chan, announced that they're sinking $120 million into San Francisco-area schools over the next five years, the... More »

America's Top Giver: Mark Zuckerberg

Facebook founder, wife gave $970M away last year

(Newser) - Mark Zuckerberg and his wife, Priscilla Chan, were the most generous American philanthropists in 2013, with a donation of 18 million shares of Facebook stock, valued at more than $970 million, to a Silicon Valley nonprofit in December. The Chronicle of Philanthropy says Zuckerberg's donation was the largest charitable... More »

Zuckerberg's Huge Remodel Includes $60K Greenhouse

Construction permits for his mansion add up to $1.6M

(Newser) - Mark Zuckerberg's crazy expensive San Francisco mansion is about to get even more crazy expensive. His contractor has taken out five construction permits that add up to more than $1.6 million in remodel costs, and workers at the house tell the San Francisco Chronicle they think the construction... More »

Mark Zuckerberg Makes Cameo on Chinese TV

Facebook chief appears with wife Priscilla Chan in documentary

(Newser) - Social media sites and blogs have lit up after eagle-eyed viewers spotted a surprise cameo in a Chinese TV documentary about the country's police force: Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg and his now-wife, Priscilla Chan. The documentary by CCTV was part of a series on Chinese police and high-tech crime-solving... More »

Zuckerberg's Honeymoon Takes Him to...

...Italy, where Twitter users follow the Facebook founder, bride

(Newser) - Mark Zuckerberg doesn't really believe in privacy for the rest of the world, so it's not much of a surprise that the world doesn't believe in privacy for Zuckerberg. The Facebook founder and new bride Priscilla Chan are honeymooning in Italy, and details of their trip are... More »

Why Zuckerberg Got Married the Day After the IPO

It could have been for financial reasons: divorce lawyers

(Newser) - How romantic: Turns out the timing of Mark Zuckerberg's surprise weekend wedding may have had more to do with financial savvy than anything else, Reuters reports. California has community-property laws, meaning that any property created during the marriage should be split evenly in a divorce. In the case of... More »

Meet the New Mrs. Zuckerberg

Priscilla Chan is former science teacher ... and much more

(Newser) - Priscilla Chan has updated her status from Mark Zuckerberg's girlfriend to wife . Though we've long known she's the proud owner, with Zuckerberg, of a Hungarian sheepdog named Beast whose "favorite thing in the world [is] pooping on Mark's white rug," she has managed to... More »

Mark Zuckerberg Gets Married

Ties knot with girlfriend of 9 years Priscilla Chan

(Newser) - This is the week to end all weeks for Mark Zuckerberg, who married 27-year-old Priscilla Chan at a small ceremony at his Palo Alto, California, home today. It was no average week for his new wife, either: Chan graduated from medical school at the University of California, San Francisco, on... More »

Facebook's Next Frontier: Your Organs

Zuckerberg says donation push inspired by his girlfriend, Steve Jobs

(Newser) - Facebook is all about sharing, and now Mark Zuckerberg wants you to take that to the next level by sharing, say, your kidney. Starting today, Facebook will allow users to post to their timelines that they are organ donors, and provide an easy link to sign up with official organ... More »

Meet Mark Zuckerberg's Girlfriend

Priscilla Chan likes Twizzlers, Taylor Swift, photography

(Newser) - Mark Zuckerberg is, in Facebook-speak, “in a relationship.” Aol News introduces us to the Facebook founder’s “no-nonsense” girlfriend, Priscilla Chan, with five fun facts:
  • They’ve been together since college: Where they met at a party, in line for the bathroom. Chan told the New Yorker
... More »

16 Stories