Who is Mark Zuckerberg ?
# The co-founder of the most widely used social networking site Facebook, Mark Elliot Zuckerberg was born in May 14, 1984 in White Plains, New York.
# Zuckerberg is a computer programmer and an tech entrepreneur who has diversified to other sectors as well.
# As one of the youngest billionaires, Zuckerberg has also presented himself as a philanthropist. As the Chief Executive Officer (CEO), the chairman of Facebook, Zuckerberg’s net worth as per Forbes Magazine in August 20, 2016 is US $53.4 billion making Mark the third richest man in the world.
# Mark Zuckerberg currently resides in Palo Alto, California and is 32 years old.
# Mark’s father Edward Zuckerberg was a dentist and his mother Karen was a psychiatrist.
# She left the practice when her children Mark, Randi, Donna and Arielle were born.
# Zuckerberg’s father taught him Atari BASIC when he was 12 and then Mark created Zucknet, a MSN like messenger service prior to MSN IM message launch.
# David Newman was later hired to teach computer to Mark and he called the young child as a prodigy.
# Zuckerberg was sent to Phillips Exeter Academy where Mark became the fencing captain and also wrote code.
# Zuckerberg attended Harvard University in 2002 and there he created CourseMatch, a program that helped students choose courses and prepare study groups based on collective choices.
# FaceMash was his program which allowed the users to rate the hotness of the pictures of other students but was later taken down as per the instructions of the University.
# Fascinated by Mark’s creations, Cameron Winklevoss, Tyler Winklevoss and Divya Narendra brought his to write code for HarvardConnection but instead Zuckerberg later creates his own project which was eerily similar, The Facebook, with friends Eduardo Saverin, Dustin MOskovitz and Chris Hughes.
# Upto June 2004, the team ran the site from Harvard and then got an office in California and Zuckerberg dropped out from Harvard. Facebook expanded rapidly and then met with complications.
# The Winklevoss twins and Narendra sued Facebook and Zuckerberg and claimed an off court settlement of $65 million dollars.
# The popular movie The Social Network is based on that event to a large extent. Eduardo Saverin also sued Facebook and Zuckerberg and claimed a non disclosed settlement and gained his title as co-founder back.
# Despite these, Facebook grew and Zuckerberg turned into a billionaire.
# Facebook went to IPO in May 2012 with the capital raised of amount $16 billion.
# Zuckerberg has also continuosly involved in philanthropic activities. In 2010, Zuckerberg founded the Education Foundation and donated $100 million.
# He also donated to Diaspora, a personal web server.
# In 2010, Zuckerberg joined the Giving Pledge which included Bill Gates and Warren Buffet to giving at least 50 percent of the wealth to charity over the years.
# Zuckerberg donates to many other innovative startups too and also supports LGBT causes and Black Lives Matter movement.
# Zuckerberg is successful and thus Time Magazine named Zuckerberg as one of the wealthiest and influential people in the world (out of 100) in 2010 and the subsequent years.
Who is Mark Zuckerberg Dating ?
In May 19, 2012 Zuckerberg married longtime girlfriend Priscilla Chan when Chan graduated from Harvard Medical School.
On December 1, 2015 they welcomed daughter Maxima Chan Zuckerberg into their lives, naming her as Chen Mingyu in Chinese.
On that same day, the couple announced that they would donate 99 percent of their Facebook shares to charity to Chan Zuckerberg Initiative but came into a sharp scrutiny when they used Limited Liability Corporation (LLC) to do that.
- Net worth: 66 billion USD (2018) Forbes, Trending
- Birthday: May 14, 1984 (age 33 years)
- Birth Name: Mark Zuckerberg
- Famous As: Mark Zuckerberg
- Birth Place: White Plains, New York, United States
- Height: 1.71 m
- Spouse: Priscilla Chan (m. 2012)
- Salary: One-dollar salary
- Education: Harvard University (2002–2004), MORE