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Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg and wife Priscilla Chan expecting a baby

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NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg is expecting a baby girl.

Zuckerberg announced the news on his Facebook page on Friday afternoon, and tagged his wife Priscilla Chan in the post.

The couple had been trying for a few years, and suffered three miscarriages in the process.

"You feel so hopeful when you learn you're going to have a child," Zuckerberg said. "You start imagining who they'll become and dreaming of hopes for their future. You start making plans, and then they're gone. It's a lonely experience."

He did not say when the baby would be born.

"Our good news is that our pregnancy is now far enough along that the risk of loss is very low and we are very hopeful," said Zuckerberg.

Zuckerberg married Chan in 2012.

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