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Chan Zuckerberg Initiative to invest $3 billion to cure disease

Engadget logo Engadget 21/09/2016 Nicole Lee
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Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg launched the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative last year with his wife, Priscilla Chan, in an effort to try to "advance human potential and promote equality for all children in the next generation." The two pledged to donate 99 percent of their Facebook shares -- which is worth upwards of $50 billion -- to the cause. Today, the couple held a press event in San Francisco to announce their next big project: curing diseases. Indeed, it has pledged over 3 billion dollars over the next decade to cure, prevent and manage all diseases by the end of the century.


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