“I basically go through with Max and Augie, what are the things that are most important in life?”
Mark Zuckerberg explains what it’s like running an organization with his wife, Priscilla Chan.
The Meta CEO went on the “Joe Rogan Experience” recently for a 3-hour chat about the metaverse, content moderation, and more.
Zuckerberg and Rogan were talking about the executive’s passion projects and how he wants to spend his time nowadays and moving forward. One of the things he mentioned was working in the philanthropy world with Chan, his college sweetheart whom he married in 2012.
“It’s been really cool getting the chance to work with my wife Priscilla on this, it’s opened up a whole new side of our relationship, where it’s like we were partners and now we also get to work together,” Zuckerberg told Rogan. “She’s brilliant, she’s a doctor and understands so many more things about biological science than I do and I can bring this whole engineering perspective, and we learn so much from doing that together.”
Chan graduated from Harvard in 2007 and earned a medical degree from the University of California San Francisco.
In 2015, the couple founded the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, a philanthropic organization focused on a range of causes, including developing cures to eradicate diseases and improving education. The group says it has awarded almost $3 billion in grants since then.
And in 2017, Zuckerberg said he planned to sell 35 to 75 million shares over the following year and a half to fund the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, totaling between $6 billion to $12 billion.
Zuckerberg and Chan share two children, Maxima and August, together. He opened up about his life as a parent in March when he told podcaster Lex Fridman about his evening ritual with his two daughters, a routine he dubbed the “goodnight things.”
“I basically go through with Max and Augie, what are the things that are most important in life?” he said.