Mark Zuckerberg brings his competitive drive to fatherhood in an adorable way
The young billionaire is easing into fatherhood, one efficiently performed 'daddy duty' at a time
Most known for creating the most successful social networking platform in the world, 31-year-old Mark Zuckerberg is now bringing that same devotion and efficiency to parenting.
He was recently in Berlin, Germany to accept an award from a German publisher, reports TODAY. In his speech, he touched upon complex topics such as data protection and the proliferation of 'haters' on facebook.
But what drew 'awwws' from the crowd was his answer when asked whether he was good at changing diapers.
The new dad paused then made a cute confession: "I'm a pretty competitive guy," he explained. "So, I eh ... I timed myself to make sure that I can get better and better and better over time."
This practice proved to be useful because he says he suddenly became better and better at it, speed-wise.
"I got it down to, like, 20 seconds," he said. "So, I think that's pretty good, right?"
His wife, Priscilla Chan, was in the room as he accomplished the 'daddy duty' feat and confirmed to TODAY that it was, indeed, true.
"It's true," she affirmed. "When there's no 'accidents'!"
It's been quite the journey to fatherhood for the low-key billionaire as he revealed in an earlier interview that his wife, Priscilla, suffered three miscarriages prior to the birth of their first child, Max.
Back in December 2015, Mark and Priscilla penned a powerfully touching letter to their firstborn which quickly went viral on social media.
Max, we love you and feel a great responsibility to leave the world a better place for you and all children. We wish you a life filled with the same love, hope and joy you give us. We can't wait to see what you bring to this world.
He finally returned to working at the Facebook offices after two months of parental leave.
Shortly after Max was born, Mark revealed that he will be taking two months off, becoming the first male CEO of his position in the tech industry to make that choice.
These are just a few incidents that have impressed his many followers. He's earned praise for giving his all to fatherhood as he has to founding his tech empire from Doyin Richards, a prominent "daddy" blogger.
"He’s a man who is embracing fatherhood and showing it to his millions of followers," "He’s a man who is embracing fatherhood and showing it to his millions of followers," says Doyin. "He’s able to do a lot of good to say, 'Even a billionaire CEO can change diapers, and everyday dads can still get down and dirty and handle a blowout.' That’s a beautiful thing we should all embrace."
His latest post on facebook earned a million likes in less than a day. In it, he yet again set a great example to dads everywhere to make kids their top priority despite the many responsiblities their career entails.
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