“We will give 99% of our Facebook shares — currently about $45 billion”

Mark Zuckerberg and his wife, Priscilla Chan, just welcomed their new daughter, Max, into their family.

As a welcome to the world gift Zuckerberg and Chan wrote Max a letter only the Facebook founder can. He wrote to his daughter about how he wants to better the world for her generation, how he wants to focus on clean energy, curing diseases, and reducing poverty.

To kick this off Zuckerberg announced on Facebook he would be creating the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, an organization launched to make the Zuckerberg’s dreams of a better world for their daughters generation come true.

And while a charitable organization is nice and all, Zuckerberg dropped the big “I’m an awesome person” bomb when he released the follow…

We are committed to doing our small part to help create this world for all children. We will give 99% of our Facebook shares — currently about $45 billion — during our lives to join many others in improving this world for the next generation.”

So yeah, Facebook, the that site you use to stock semi-strangers is actually making the world a much better place.