Yesterday, Facebook co-founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced that he will take his second two-month paternity after the birth of his second daughter.







Zuckerberg with his wife and daughter

Zuckerberg with his wife and daughter Photo credit: Facebook/ Channel 2 News

Yesterday (Friday), Facebook co-founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced that he intends to take another two-month paternity leave with the birth of his second daughter.

Unsurprisingly, Zuckerberg announced the news on Facebook. “When Max was born, I took two months of paternity leave,” he wrote. “I will always be grateful I could spend so much time with her in the first months of her life. Our new daughter is coming soon, and I’m planning to take two months of paternity leave again.” Zuckerberg’s post was shared over 15,000 times and liked over 500,000 times.

Despite the increased awareness on the subject, especially giant technology companies such as Facebook and Google, Zuckerberg’s decision is still considered irregular.  Paternity leave is not legislated in the US and is unacceptable, especially among senior-level officials.