Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and his wife, Priscilla Chan, have sold shares in the company valued at $95 million to fund their philanthropic initiatives, and report.
According to a regulatory filing made last week, Holdings LLC and the Chan Zuckerberg Foundation sold more than seven hundred and sixty thousand shares of Facebook stock. Forbes reports that the sales likely netted more than $85 million after capital gains taxes, which CZI Holdings is required to pay because it is a limited liability company and not a tax-exempt foundation.
, who signed the in 2010 and launched CZI last December, have pledged to give 99 percent of their Facebook shares — valued at more than $45 billion at the time of their announcement — to the LLC. Bloomberg notes that Facebook stock has gained more than 15 percent since December.
CZI made its first major investment in June, leading a Series B funding round for , a Nigerian startup company that trains software developers who then work remotely for Fortune 500 companies and startups around the world.