Facebook Founder Mark Zuckerberg

Mark Zuckerberg

Mark Zuckerberg

Full name: Mark Elliot Zuckerberg
Birth date: May 14, 1984
Birth place: White Plains, New York
Residence: Palo Alto, California, U.S.
Nationality: American
Spouse: Priscilla Chan
Education: Harvard University (Dropped out)
Occupation: Chairman & CEO of Facebook, Inc.
Years active: 2004–present
Religion: atheist
Net worth: US$ 34.8 billion (2015)
Zodiac sign: Taurus
Awards: TIME Person of the Year 2010

Mark Elliot Zuckerberg is an American computer programmer, entrepreneur and co-founder of the most visited social networking site, facebook. He is the youngest billionaire in the world with net worth US$12.1 billion 2012. Zuckerberg presently is the chief executive and president of Facebook, Inc.

Mark Zuckerberg Early Life:

Zuckerberg was born in 1984 in White Plains, New York to his father, Edward Zuckerberg, a dentist  and his mother, Karen into a well-educated family. Zuckerberg began using computers and writing software at an early age.His father taught him Atari BASIC Programming in the 1990s, at the age about 12 he used Atari BASIC to create a messaging program named “ZuckNet”. He enjoyed developing computer programs, particularly communication tools and games. His father used the”ZuckNet” program in his dental office so that the receptionist could notify him about an upcoming patient without yelling across the room. Parents hired software developer David Newman to tutor him privately for his deep interest on the computer.

Mark Zuckerberg Career:

Zuckerberg attended at Phillips Exeter Academy, where he showed his talent he was good in literature and he earned a diploma in classics. He created an early version of the music software Pandora, which he called Synapse during the study in high school. A number of companies including AOL and Bill Gates‘s Microsoft wanted to buy the software, and hire the teenager before graduation. He refused the offers.

In 2002, Zuckerberg enrolled at Harvard University, majoring in computer science and psychology.  In Harvard, he built a program called CourseMatch, and Facemash, those programs became widely popular. In 2004, Zuckerberg and with his friends, Dustin Moskovitz, Chris Hughes and Eduardo Saverin, launched a site that allowed users to create their own profiles, upload photos, and communicate with other users. This site is called facebook. May have he got motivation for facebook from Phillips Exeter Academy, the prep school where Zuckerberg graduated in 2002. He dropped out from Harvard University to devote himself to facebook full time.

Mark Zuckerberg, investor Warren Buffett and Bill Gates made an agreement on 9 December 2010 where they agreed to donate to charity at least half of their assets over the course of time which is called “Gates-Buffet Giving Pledge”.

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