Mark Zuckerberg and his family
On May 14, 1984, Mark Zuckerberg was born to Karen and Edward Zuckerberg in White Plains, New York. His father is a dentist, and his mother is a psychiatrist. Mark Zuckerberg has three sisters- Randi, Donna, and Arielle.
Mark Zuckerberg did his schooling at Ardsley High School (1998-2000) and Phillips Exeter Academy (2000-2002), where he won several prizes in mathematics, astronomy, physics, and classical studies. He was also the school captain there. He also attended a summer camp at Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth. Mark Zuckerberg enrolled himself at Harvard University (2002-2004). He even mentioned in his application form that he could read and write French, Hebrew, Latin, and ancient Greek.
Age, Physical Appearance, and Height
he was born on May 14, 1984, and according to the calculation, her current age is 37 years.
Let’s Talk about his Height, Weight & Physical Status. The height of Mark Zuckerberg is 175 cm and 1.75 m and feet inches- 5′ 7″. Her weight is in kilograms- 70 kg.weight.
Mark Zuckerberg met Priscilla Chan at Harvard University at a party during his second year at Harvard University. Both of them began dating in 2003. In September 2010, Zuckerberg invited Priscilla Chan to move into his rented house. On May 19, 2012, Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan married in Zuckerberg’s backyard.
On July 31, 2015, Zuckerberg announced that after three miscarriages, the couple is expecting a baby girl. On December 1, 2015, the couple announced the birth of their first daughter, Maxima Chan Zuckerberg. On August 28, 2017, the couple announced the birth of their second daughter, August Chan Zuckerberg. The couple pet a dog named Beast, which has more than two million followers on Facebook.
In the 1990s, Mark Zuckerberg’s father taught him Atari BASIC Programming and later hired a tutor David Newman. Zuckerberg started taking a graduate course parallelly at Mercy College. Zuckerberg’s father operated dental practice from home. Thus, Zuckerberg built a software program, ‘ZuckNet,’ through which all the computers in the house could communicate which each other. ZuckNet was a version of AOL’s instant messenger, which was launched the same year.
In his high school years, Zuckerberg worked for Intelligent Media Group and developed a music player ‘Synapse Media Player.’ The application used a machine learning process to learn the listening habits of the users. This was posted on Slashdot (social news website) and was rated 3 out of 5 by PC Magazine.
By the time Mark Zuckerberg enrolled at Harvard, he was already a programming prodigy. At Harvard, Zuckerberg studied Psychology and Computer Science. Then, in his second year at Harvard, Zuckerberg created a program, ‘CourseMatch,’ where students were allowed to form study groups and class selection decisions based on the choices of other students. A few months later, Zuckerberg built another program, ‘Facemash,’ where students could select the best-looking Person from the given photos.
Facemash site built by Zuckerberg went up, but Harvard University shut it down as its popularity overwhelmed one of the University’s Network switches which prevented the students from accessing the Internet. Also, many students complained about using their photos without their permission on the App, to which Zuckerberg apologized publicly.
On February 4, 2004, Zuckerberg initially launched ‘TheFacebook.’ Six days after its launch, Harvard seniors alleged that Zuckerberg used their ideas to build ‘TheFacebook.’ After the official launch of Facebook, the three seniors Cameron Winklevoss, Tyler Winklevoss, and Divya Narendra filed a lawsuit against Zuckerberg and agreed at a settlement of 1.2 million Facebook shares. As a result, Zuckerberg dropped out of Harvard to complete the project he launched.
At Harvard’s 366th commencement Day, on May 25, 2017, Zuckerberg received an honorary degree from Harvard University.
Journey of Facebook
On February 4, 2004, Mark Zuckerberg launched Facebook from his Harvard dormitory room. Then, Facebook was an app for students at Harvard until Zuckerberg spread it to other colleges such as Columbia University, New York University, Stanford, Dartmouth, Cornell, University of Pennsylvania, Brown, and Yale.
Mark Zuckerberg rented a small house in Palo Alto, California, that served as an office along with his friends. German-American entrepreneur Peter Andreas Thiel invested in Facebook. In mid-2004, they got their first office. In 2009, Mark Zuckerberg sought advice on financing strategies from former Netscape CFO Peter Currie. On July 21, 2010, Facebook crossed the 500 million users mark.
Zuckerberg receives a one-dollar salary as CEO of Facebook as he and his wife “pledged to give away 99% of their wealth to philanthropy— which is estimated at $55.0 billion.
Forbes named Mark Zuckerberg the richest U.S. entrepreneur under age 40 in 2017. At that time, Zuckerberg’s net worth was $71 billion — $57.4 billion more than the runner-up, Facebook co-founder Dustin Moskovitz. Zuckerberg’s net worth has since jumped to $85.5 billion.
Zuckerberg holds the titles of co-founder, chairman, and CEO of Facebook. Facebook boasts one of the most extensive initial public offerings in U.S. history. The company’s shares were priced at $38 each, valuing Facebook at $104 billion. Zuckerberg owned more than 503 million shares and options when the company went public, which boosted his share of the company to $16.9 billion, Forbes reported.
In 2016, Zuckerberg began to sell some of his Facebook stock.
Facebook’s History and Worth
In April 2018, Facebook was valued at more than $479 billion. Due to a steep tumble in early Feb. 2022, Facebook (or, more accurately, Meta) has a market cap of $647 billion. It might be worth noting that Facebook’s valuation could someday reach as high as $1 trillion, as CNNMoney reported in February 2018.
Founded in 2004, the social platform was originally known as thefacebook.com and was intended as a social directory for Harvard students. More than half of Harvard’s undergraduates signed up with thefacebook.com within its first month, according to The Guardian. By the end of 2005, the social network had expanded nationwide.
Facebook’s headquarters are in Menlo Park, California, about 30 miles south of San Francisco. Facebook had nearly 45,000 employees as of 2019, according to Statista. The social media site boasts a staggering 2.7 billion monthly active users as of the second quarter of 2020, according to Statista.
In 2010, Mark Zuckerberg was named the Person of the Year by ‘Time’ magazine.
He was awarded the CEO of the Year accolade at the 6th annual Crunchies in 2013.
In May 2017, several years after dropping out of Harvard, Zuckerberg received an honorary degree from the college at its 366th commencement ceremony.
In December 2017, he earned the dubious distinction of being named the recipient of the “Misinformer of the Year” award from the progressive media outlet group Media Matters.
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