Mark Zuckerberg Gushes About 'Strong, Kind, Compassionate' Wife Priscilla Chan to Celebrate TIME 100 Cover

Mark Zuckerberg Calls Wife Priscilla Chan 'Strong, Kind, Compassionate'
Facebook

04/21/2016 AT 09:50 PM EDT

Mark Zuckerberg will agree, behind every great man is a great woman.

The Facebook CEO showed off his TIME 100 Most Influential People cover on his social media website Thursday, and adorably gushed about his wife Priscilla Chan, who is also on the cover with Zuckerberg, 31.

"Most days Priscilla works outside the spotlight in the hospital or the classroom. This is the first time she's on the cover of a magazine," he wrote in the caption along with a photo of the 2016 issue. "I'm looking forward to the world getting to know the strong, kind, compassionate person I love so much."

The husband-and-wife philanthropists are featured on one of six Time 100 covers for 2016. Leonardo DiCaprio, Nicki Minaj, Christine Lagarde, Lin-Manuel Miranda and Priyanka Chopra all grace their own respective copies.





Zuckerberg and Chan – who are parents to 4-month-old daughter Max – were named one of the most influential titans, and celebrated in the issue with a profile written by Bill and Melinda Gates.

"They have inspired people around the world by creating the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative and committing 99% of their wealth to taking on challenges like improving education, curing disease, connecting people and building strong communities," the Gates wrote. "Changing the world once was not enough for them. We can’t wait to see what they'll do in the decades to come."

In the comment section of his latest Facebook post, Zuckerberg expressed his gratitude to the Gates writing, "And thanks to Bill and Melinda Gates for writing such kind words about Priscilla and me. Our work is inspired by what you've done at the Gates Foundation." The father of one concluded, "We're grateful for your example, and for everything you've done for the world!"

Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg congratulated Zuckerberg and Chan commenting, "Mark and Priscilla – so proud of you and the incredible impact your work will have on the world."
blog comments powered by Disqus

From Our Partners