Priscilla Chan and Mark Zuckerberg donated a total of $800,000 to their favorite restaurants to help them weather the financial impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The eight restaurants, located in the Bay Area, were informed about receiving $100,000 each as early in late March, according to reports.
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg faces grilling from lawmakers in Congress this week over the data-mining scandal that hit 87 million users, but the woman next to him was catapulted into the spotlight for the wrong reasons.
The woman next to Zuckerberg in several press photos was incorrectly identified as his wife, Priscilla Chan, who is pictured below:
Pediatrician and philanthropist Priscilla Chan was recently awarded the San Francisco Chronicle’s 2017 Visionary of the Year for her philanthropy and dedication in promoting children’s health and education.
Chan, a U.S.-born child of Chinese-Vietnamese refugees, has spent most of her years around children while working as a volunteer tutor and eventually as a science teacher. In her profession, she frequently encountered children whose education was stagnated due to health problems.
Mark Zuckerberg and wife Priscilla Chan are expecting their second baby, and what better way to make an announcement than by posting it on Facebook.
The Facebook founder joyfully announced that the couple will be having another “Zuckerbaby.” According to ABC News, the 32-year-old billionaire shared the good news to his followers on Facebook and Instagram via a heartfelt post, along with a couple of old photos of him and Priscilla when they were still kids.
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In a Facebook post today, Zuckerberg announced that the power couple is donating $20 million to the Education Super Highway, a non-profit organization that helps public schools gain access to high-speed internet. The couple previously donated $3 million to the same organization in 2013.