Mark Zuckerberg is only 32 years old but he’s been a billionaire for nearly a decade now.
Of course, his popularity has seen more ups and downs than most public figures twice his age.
Yes, Zuckerberg gave us a culture-redefining social network when he launched Facebook.
But thanks in part to the popular film The Social Network, many believe that he stole the idea and royally screwed over his best friend in his effort to take all the credit (which may actually be the case).
He’s used his wealth and fame to bring attention to important causes and spearhead important philanthropic campaigns.
But his refusal to stop the spread of fake “news” on his site may have helped Donald Trump hijack the presidency.
The point is Zuckerberg is complicated man, and no one understands him but his shareholders.
But love him or hate him, the man’s devotion to his family is clear, and the adorableness of his daughter is certainly one thing we can all agree on in these divisive times.
Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan welcomed their first child, a daughter named Max, one year ago yesterday.
He marked the occasion on the FaceSpace with this fantastic photo:
Zuckerberg captioned the pic:
“I can’t believe it’s been a year! And she kissed me on the cheek for the first time yesterday.
“Here’s to many more years of happiness and health for Max and all children around the world.”
Zuckerberg and Chan got married in 2012, and they devote much of their free time to helping the less fortunate around the world.
So little Max is the daughter of a couple of genius billionaires who have dedicated their lives to acts of kindness.
If that’s not a recipe for success, we don’t know what is.
And who can’t get behind a wish for health and happiness for all of the world’s children, right?
Of course, Max won’t have to worry about that, given the circumstances she was born into.
As for the children of America’s Mexican, Muslim, same-sex, or financially insecure couples, well their future’s not so certain, because of …
We promised we wouldn’t do this.
Happy birthday, Max! And sort out that fake news business, would ya, Mark?