Who Is Priscilla Chan? Mark Zuckerberg's Wife New Details
Many people who come across Priscilla Chan might recognize her as the wife of co-founder and CEO of Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg. Along with being the wife of one of the most famous men on the planet, she has an identity of her own.
Priscilla is a pediatrician and a renowned philanthropist. Along with her husband, she has given away more than $1.6 billion in charity and continues to lend her hand to the needy via her organization Chan Zuckerberg Initiative.
Married Life & Baby Details
Priscilla Chan first met Mark Zuckerberg during a line for the bathroom at their college’s frat party in 2003. From then onwards, the two started seeing each other more often and soon started dating.
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Then on 19 May 2012, the couple got married in a very deceptive wedding ceremony, which was also considered as a medical school graduation party for Priscilla. Soon they moved in together to start a family of their own.
Priscilla Chan with husband Mark Zuckerberg and their two daughters pre 2018 (Photo: thesun.co.uk)
However, after their marriage, the couple faced three miscarriages before being blessed with their first baby, a daughter, Maxima Zuckerberg in November 2015. After two years, they gave birth to a second daughter, August Zuckerberg, in August 2017.
Age, Education & Family Background
Priscilla Chan was born in Braintree, Massachusetts, on 24 February 1985. Her parents fled to Vietnam as an ethnic Chinese refugee in refugee boats but later on settled in America.
Growing up, Priscilla embraced the role of interpreter for her grandparents, who only spoke their native language. That helped her a lot to learn multiple languages and speak each one of them fluently.
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Then she started her formal education in Quincy High School, where she was one of the brightest students in her class. After completing school, she joined Harvard University and became the first in her family to go to a University.
There she studied biology and completed her BA in 2007. Similarly, she worked as a science teacher for a year before enrolling in the medical school of the University of California in 2008.
Now, she works as a professional pediatrician and keeps busy with charity from her organization Chan Zuckerberg Initiative.
Things To Know About Priscilla Chan:
- Priscilla boasts a net worth of $50 million.
- Priscilla stands at a height of 5 feet 4 inches(1.65m)
- She is a fluent speaker of English, Spanish, and Cantonese.
- She possesses an Asian ethnicity, but her nationality is American, and she follows Buddhism.
- She is the oldest amongst her two sisters from her parents.
- Just after Mark and Priscilla started dating, he launched Facebook in 2004, and the couple became one of the first people to join Facebook during that time.