Facebook's Zuckerberg to take two months off for daughter's birth

Baku, November 21 AZERTAC

Mark Zuckerberg plans to take two months off to spend with his daughter when she's born.

That's the message the Facebook CEO posted on his account Friday, telling the nearly 42 million people who follow him that he'll be taking about half the four months Facebook typically offers to new parents.

Despite being one of the world's richest people, or perhaps because of it, Zuckerberg is typically guarded about his personal life. Over the past few years, he's typically posted on his Facebook profile about his work, his philanthropy and his dog, Beast.

That began to change this year, when he set a personal challenge of reading a book every other week for the year, a project he called the "Year of Books." He's used it as a platform to discuss education, politics and the larger technology industry.

He's generally been more open about his family since, discussing his future daughter in public appearances and talking about the role technology will have in the Zuckerberg home.

Marissa Mayer announced she was expecting her first child when she was named Yahoo's CEO in 2012. At the time, she was criticized for returning to work just two weeks after the birth of her son. In August, she said she planned to follow a similar plan with her twin girls, expected to arrive in December.

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