- Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg recently made a rare admission about his religion
- Zuckerberg revealed that he has become more religious since becoming a father
- His Jewish faith has renewed importance to him after the past 'humbling' years
Mark Zuckerberg recently gave the world some rare insight into his relationship with religion.
Business Insider reports that the Facebook CEO had touched on the subject during an appearance in Utah.
The 35-year-old admitted to becoming more religious after becoming a parent and the 'challenges' endured as a company.
The topic veered towards his Jewish faith when Zuckerberg was probed over who his mentors were:
"I've become more religious. The last few years have been really humbling for me."
The CEO admitted his faith brought him comfort during the hard times, adding that:
"I think there's a comfort in knowing and having confidence that there are things bigger than you ... it's why I have so much faith in democracy overall, it's why I care so much about giving people a voice."
Zuckerberg chalked his evolution up to two separate factors, namely the challenges encountered as a businessman and the birth of his adorable daughters (aged four and two). The CEO is married to Priscilla Chan, who follows the Buddhist faith.
The billionaire advised people to find a greater calling, but clarified his comments:
"You have to believe in things that are bigger than yourself. I did not mean to say that God is a mentor."
Briefly.co.za gathered that Zuckerberg was raised in New York in a Jewish household. After briefly identifying as an atheist, Zuckerberg commented:
"I was raised Jewish and then I went through a period where I questioned things, but now I believe religion is very important."
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