Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg back to work after paternity leave, reveals boring wardrobe choices

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg's wardrobe holds two choices.
Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg's wardrobe holds two choices. PHOTO: MARK ZUCKERBERG/FACEBOOK

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg marked his return to work after a two-month paternity leave with a humorous post highlighting his utter lack of wardrobe choices.

"First day back after paternity leave. What should I wear?" the 31-year-old wrote on Tuesday (Jan 26).

The accompanying photo on Facebook revealed a row of identical grey T-shirts - his go-to outfit and something of a trademark Zuckerberg look - and navy blue sweaters in his closet.

In 2014, Mr Zuckerberg revealed during a public Q&A why he wore the same T-shirt every day, claiming that small decisions like what to wear or what to eat for breakfast could be tiring and energy consuming.


Mr Zuckerberg, in his signature grey T-shirt, speaking at the Tsinghua University School of Economics and Management in Beijing on Oct 22, 2014. PHOTO: AFP

"I really want to clear my life to make it so that I have to make as few decisions as possible about anything except how to best serve this community," he said.

Mr Zuckerberg had taken a two-month break from work after his wife Priscilla Chan gave birth to their daughter Max in late November.

 

Full-time male and female Facebook employees are entitled to four months' parental leave.

Mr Zuckerberg celebrated Max's birth by announcing on Dec 1 last year that he and his wife would be giving away 99 per cent of their Facebook shares - worth about US$45 billion (S$64.4 billion) - to a new charity they had set up.

During his break, Mr Zuckerberg also posted several photos of Max, including her first swim and one of his five-year-old dog Beast posing next to her cot.