On November 30, Mark Zuckberg and Priscilla Chan welcomed their first child, Max, into the world. Her birth has inspired them to give about 99% of their combined Facebook shares, currently about $45 billion (around ₦90 trillion), away for a philanthropic cause.
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Priscilla and I are so happy to welcome our daughter Max into this world!For her birth, we wrote a letter to her about…
Posted by Mark Zuckerberg on Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Our first reaction was…

Why would he want to spend all that money on charity?

It made us wonder, what would happen if it was a Nigerian that had all these riches. This is what a rich Nigerian would do:

1. His wife would go abroad for her child delivery.

So Max can be an automatic citizen of the country. Preferables are UK, America or Canada. Of course the news of her birth would be carried by Bellanaija and Linda Ikeji.

2. After which she’d stay back for some vacation time.

He would show his wealth through his child by:

3. First, a baby shower.

4. Then naming ceremony.

5. Next, the child’s dedication, if they’re Christians.

6. Don’t forget the baby’s first birthday.

All of these parties and ceremonies would of course be lavish. Again, they’d be featured on Bellanaija and Linda Ikeji. Or else, how would people see and know how rich he is?

8. The wife would get a brand new car as ‘thank you’ from her husband.

In addition to others cars she already has.

9. As well as one for himself, for a job well-done.

10. He would invest in landed properties in choice locations.

11. And buy a house in Banana Island.

12. He would also dabble in politics.

Either he’d run for office or sponsor someone else and control things from behind the scene.

13. Of course, as public service (or eye service), he would donate to charity, on behalf of his family. But it definitely wouldn’t be $45 billion.

₦1 million is more than enough for charity.


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