Zuckerberg to take two months paternity leave

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg says he will take two full months of paternity leave when his daughter is born

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Mark Zuckerberg announced on Facebook Friday that he plans to take two months of paid maternity leave when his daughter arrives. Numerous comments lauded his decision and said it sent a positive message about USA parental leave policies. Facebook usually has a policy of allowing a leave of four months to parents of newborns, but Zuckerberg has chosen to grab only the first two months.

The Facebook CEO's decision to take a lengthy paternity leave comes at a time when improving parental leave has become a focus of Silicon Valley and Washington D.C.

Two months is still a long time for a CEO to be away from his company especially when he controls over half of the company's voting power.

If you see any status updates from Mark Zuckerberg after his wife gives birth, they'll probably only be precious baby pictures!

Zuckerberg posted a photo of the family dog, Beast, hanging out with the baby seat.

In accordance with a report by, Netflix offers a leave amount of almost annually for the parents of newborn children, Bing offers a leave as high as 18 weeks, whereas, Microsoft supplies a leave period of around 12 weeks. He shared that the couple had been trying for a while, but unfortunately had three miscarriages along the way. "It's a lovely experience". The parenting mode is on for Zuck as it is, because he has started preparations and wants her daughter to have all the goodies in the world.

Mark has indeed been a gentleman in his life and he absolutely loves his wife. "That's what I'd want for her". It's unclear, but it's probably going to be Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg.