KEY POINTS

  • Priscilla Chan has a net worth of $50 billion
  • She is a pediatrician by profession
  • Mark and Priscilla have two children named Maxima and August

Prisicilla Chan’s net worth is $50 billion. Not quite a bit surprising considering her marriage to Mark Zuckerberg, but there is more to it when it comes to her fortune.

Chan is a graduate of biology at Harvard. She pursued a medical degree at the University of California, San Francisco. In 2012, Chan graduated and started her career as a pediatrician at the San Francisco General Hospital, per Business Insider

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg (R) and his girlfriend Priscilla Chan walk near Fuxing Road in Shanghai March 27, 2012. Zuckerberg and his girlfriend were visiting Shanghai, according to local media reports. Picture taken on March 27, 2012. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg (R) and his girlfriend Priscilla Chan walk near Fuxing Road in Shanghai March 27, 2012. Zuckerberg and his girlfriend were visiting Shanghai, according to local media reports. Picture taken on March 27, 2012. Photo: Reuters

The Braintree, Massachusetts native met her partner, Mark Zuckerberg, at Harvard. They reportedly met at a college party and got married in 2012. She was the rock that gave Zuckerberg stability and support to reach his dreams despite multiple setbacks. 

After marrying in 2012, the couple traveled low-key to Italy to spend their honeymoon. After that, the two acquired a home in Dolores Heights worth at least $10 million. As very private individuals, Mark and Priscilla Zuckerberg decided to buy land in Kauai in Hawaii. 

Despite having the “world at her feet,” Chan is a known philanthropist. She supports different causes but her focus is on medicine and health and children and families. The Zuckerbergs, through their foundation, The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, have lent a hand in solving societal issues with the use of an app. 

In 2015, a San Francisco public hospital was renamed Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center as a tribute after the two donated $75 million. The Zuckerbergs also started “The Primary School” for struggling families in Palo Alto. This came five years after the Facebook CEO donated $100 million to the school system in New Jersey. 

The 35-year-old pediatrician is also an advocate of organ donations which prompted her husband to include an organ donor registry to Facebook, as reported by Celebrity Net Worth. The power couple is also a member of the Giving Pledge, a group of billionaires who pledge to donate their wealth to charities and NGOs. It is a show of solidarity to the less fortunate and an act to encourage other rich people to give and help more. 

A lot may attribute her massive wealth to being the wife of Facebook’s CEO and it certainly is a factor, but Priscilla is an achiever who has a successful career of her own.

The Zuckerbergs have been blessed with two children: Maxima Chan Zuckerberg and August Chan Zuckerberg. They also own a dog named Beast.