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Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan pledge $3 billion to cure all diseases

Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan pledge $3 billion to cure all diseases

“Can we cure all diseases in our children’s lifetime?”The words — a simple question with some unknown, yet inevitably world-changing answer — were displayed on a massive projector screen behind Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg Wednesday morning.In his staple gray t-shirt, blue jeans and gray Nike tennis shoes, Zuckerberg described to a room full of Silicon Valley’s elite — including Google CEO Sundar Pichai and Russian billionaire investor Yuri Milner — his new goal, which has nothing to do with Facebook.Zuckerberg wants to cure all disease.

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Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan announce $3 billion initiative to ‘cure all diseases’

Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan announce $3 billion initiative to 'cure all diseases'

The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, a company created by Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan to “unlock human potential and promote equality,” today announced Chan Zuckerberg Science, a $3 billion project that aims to cure, prevent, or manage “all diseases in our children’s lifetime.”Speaking at the project’s launch event in San Francisco, Priscilla Chan said:Mark and I believe that this is possible within our children’s lifetime.We are partnering with scientists, doctors, and engineers to help us achieve this goal … We’ll be investing more than $3 billion to achieve our collective vision.“That doesn’t mean that no one will ever get sick,” Mark Zuckerberg later said.

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Mark Zuckerberg invests in Byju through Chan Zuckerberg Initiative

Mark Zuckerberg invests in Byju through Chan Zuckerberg Initiative

Mark Zuckerberg has invested in Byju, an Indian education startup that teaches kids subjects like math and science with a mobile app.Zuckerberg’s philanthropic organization, the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, is leading the $50 million investment along with other venture capital firms.It’s the second investment Facebook’s CEO has made through the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, a company he owns with his wife, Priscilla Chan.

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