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CEO of the Primary School & Co-Founder of the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative

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Dr. Priscilla Chang is cofounder and CEO of a new nonprofit private school in East Palo Alto called The Primary School, due to open next year. Her name is also attached to a new limited liability company -- the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative -- to fund nonprofits and "[participate] in policy debates" that help "advance human potential and promote equality." In announcing their daughter's birth, she and her husband Mark Zuckerberg also pledged to donate 99% of their Facebook stock -- worth about $45 billion -- "during our lives" to promote equality and the human potential.

Chan gave her first national TV interview to The Today Show's Savannah Guthrie last year, but up until then had avoided media appearances and posting publicly to her Facebook page.

Priscilla Chan grew up in Quincy, Massachusetts, a town outside of Boston. Her parents immigrated to the United States in refugee boats. Chan is the oldest of three girls, and the first in her family to go to college. Her mother worked two jobs her entire childhood. On The Today Show, she recounted how she grew up speaking Cantonese and served as a translator for her grandparents, who didn't speak English. Chan graduated from Quincy High School in 2003 as class valedictorian, and her classmates voted her "class genius."

Chan attended Harvard University from 2003 to 2007, where she met and started dating Zuckerberg. She earned a BA in biology and studied Spanish. According to her Facebook profile, she moved to San Jose, California, after graduation and worked for a year as a science teacher for fourth and fifth graders at the Harker School, a private school. Chan then started medical school at the University of California, San Francisco in 2008. She graduated around the time she married Zuckerberg, which was on May 19, 2012, the day after Facebook went public. She finished her residency in pediatrics this summer, and works at San Francisco General Hospital as a pediatrician.

Chan's charitable goals are tied closely to her personal and professional backgrounds: mainly education, healthcare and science. Together with her husband, Chan has donated more than $320 million to school systems, educational nonprofits and hospitals over the past few years. Next year, she'll launch The Primary School, a nonprofit private institution that will provide K-12 education, prenatal support and on-site healthcare.

Most recently, the couple donated $75 million to San Francisco General Hospital's new trauma center and acute care wing named after them. The two also gave out awards for the Breakthrough Prize, a nonprofit organization they helped launch that grants winners $3 million for various scientific achievements.

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Priscilla Chan

CEO of the Primary School & Co-Founder of the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative

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Priscilla Chan Biography

Dr. Priscilla Chang is cofounder and CEO of a new nonprofit private school in East Palo Alto called The Primary School, due to open next year. Her name is also attached to a new limited liability company -- the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative -- to fund nonprofits and "[participate] in policy debates" that help "advance human potential and promote equality." In announcing their daughter's birth, she and her husband Mark Zuckerberg also pledged to donate 99% of their Facebook stock -- worth about $45 billion -- "during our lives" to promote equality and the human potential.

Chan gave her first national TV interview to The Today Show's Savannah Guthrie last year, but up until then had avoided media appearances and posting publicly to her Facebook page.

Priscilla Chan grew up in Quincy, Massachusetts, a town outside of Boston. Her parents immigrated to the United States in refugee boats. Chan is the oldest of three girls, and the first in her family to go to college. Her mother worked two jobs her entire childhood. On The Today Show, she recounted how she grew up speaking Cantonese and served as a translator for her grandparents, who didn't speak English. Chan graduated from Quincy High School in 2003 as class valedictorian, and her classmates voted her "class genius."

Chan attended Harvard University from 2003 to 2007, where she met and started dating Zuckerberg. She earned a BA in biology and studied Spanish. According to her Facebook profile, she moved to San Jose, California, after graduation and worked for a year as a science teacher for fourth and fifth graders at the Harker School, a private school. Chan then started medical school at the University of California, San Francisco in 2008. She graduated around the time she married Zuckerberg, which was on May 19, 2012, the day after Facebook went public. She finished her residency in pediatrics this summer, and works at San Francisco General Hospital as a pediatrician.

Chan's charitable goals are tied closely to her personal and professional backgrounds: mainly education, healthcare and science. Together with her husband, Chan has donated more than $320 million to school systems, educational nonprofits and hospitals over the past few years. Next year, she'll launch The Primary School, a nonprofit private institution that will provide K-12 education, prenatal support and on-site healthcare.

Most recently, the couple donated $75 million to San Francisco General Hospital's new trauma center and acute care wing named after them. The two also gave out awards for the Breakthrough Prize, a nonprofit organization they helped launch that grants winners $3 million for various scientific achievements.

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  • Priscilla Chan | SXSW 2019
    A former teacher and pediatrician, Priscilla Chan will describe how the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative aims to change that by pairing technologists ...
  • Priscilla Chan On $3 Billion Giveaway, Husband Mark Zuckerberg ...
  • The 2017 MAKERS Conference: Priscilla Chan Full Interview ...

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  • How much does it cost to book Priscilla Chan?

    Booking fees for Priscilla Chan, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Priscilla Chan, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Priscilla Chan?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Priscilla Chan for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Priscilla Chan for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Priscilla Chan or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Priscilla Chan or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Priscilla Chan is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Priscilla Chan for your event is $20,000 - $30,000. Priscilla Chan generally travels from Palo Alto, CA, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Cynthia Germanotta, Priyanka Chopra, Earvin "Magic" Johnson, Jacquelline Fuller and Jon Bergmann. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Priscilla Chan for an upcoming event.

Priscilla Chan Speaker Videos

  • Priscilla Chan | SXSW 2019
    A former teacher and pediatrician, Priscilla Chan will describe how the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative aims to change that by pairing technologists ...
    Priscilla Chan On $3 Billion Giveaway, Husband Mark Zuckerberg ...
  • The 2017 MAKERS Conference: Priscilla Chan Full Interview ...

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