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Mark Zuckerberg is a computer programmer and entrepreneur, famous for his website, ‘Facebook’

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BirthdayMay 14, 1984
NationalityAmerican
FamousCo-founder of Facebook, Computer Programmer, College Dropouts, Humanitarian, Left Handed, Harvard University, Phillips Exeter Academy, Business People, IT & Software Entrepreneurs, CEOs, Internet Entrepreneurs, INTJ
City/StateNew Yorkers
SpousesPriscilla Chan
SiblingsRandi Zuckerberg
Known asMark Elliot Zuckerberg
Universities
  • Harvard University,Phillips Exeter Academy
  • 2000 - Ardsley High School
  • 2002 - Phillips Exeter Academy
  • Mercy College
  • Harvard University
Humanitarian Works
  • Founded the ‘Start-up: Education foundation’
Notable Alumnis
  • Harvard University
  • Phillips Exeter Academy
Founder / Co-Founder
  • Facebook
  • Inc.
  • ConnectU
  • FWD.us
Birth PlaceWhite Plains
ReligionAtheism
Height171cm
GenderMale
FatherEdward Zuckerberg
MotherKaren Kempner
Net Worth$65.5 billion in May 2017
Sun SignTaurus
Born inWhite Plains
Famous asCo-founder of Facebook, Computer Programmer

// Famous Computer Programmer

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Who is Mark Zuckerberg?

Mark Zuckerberg is famous worldwide, for having developed 'Facebook', the most widely used social networking website. At a very young age, he was taught how to write computer programs by his father, and tutor David Newman. In high school, he developed a music player, 'Synapse', and while still a student at 'Harvard University', he launched his website 'Facebook', along with college mates Chris Hughes, Eduardo Saverin, Andrew McCollum, and Dustin Moskovitz. Though he was initially accused by some senior students, of having stolen their idea, his site's popularity was not affected. 'Facebook' saw a steady rise in the number of active users per month. The founder kept adding to the platform with services like 'Wirehog', 'Beacon' and 'Connect'. The website started out as a networking platform only for 'Harvard University', and then was opened for other colleges. Soon, it became available to general public, and gained widespread popularity for its user-friendly interface. Zuckerberg is now the chairman and CEO of the company 'Facebook, Inc', earning one dollar as his salary. His website has made him so popular that the film ‘The Social Network’, starring Jesse Eisenberg, was made based on a book, ‘The Accidental Billionaires’, which documented Mark’s life

// Famous Co-founder of Facebook

Childhood & Early Life

Mark Elliot Zuckerberg was born to Edward, and his wife Karen, in the city of White Plains, New York, on May 14, 1984. Edward was a dentist, while Karen worked as a psychiatrist. The young boy was brought up in the village of Dobbs Ferry, along with siblings Randi, Arielle, and Donna.

He pursued his education from the 'Ardsley High School', New York, and later the 'Phillips Exeter Academy' in New Hampshire, where he exhibited flair for astronomy, mathematics, physics, English classical literature, foreign languages. He was also asked to lead the fencing team of the 'Phillips Exeter Academy'.

While in middle school, Mark was taught 'Atari BASIC Programming' by his father in the 1990s. Eventually software programmer David Newman began teaching the young boy everything about programming.

The talented young child was in high school when he enrolled with 'Mercy College', to pursue a course in software programming. During this time, he developed a software called 'ZuckNet' to create a communication network between the computers in his father's dental office and those at home.

Around the same time, he made a music player that was programmed to memorize a listener's music choices. The programme, named 'Synapse Media Player', was built under the banner of a company called 'Intelligent Media Group', and was posted to a news website, 'Slashdot'.

Career

The budding software developer began attending the 'Harvard University', majoring in psychology and computer science. During his days at the university, he built programmes titled 'CourseMatch' and 'Facemash'. While 'CourseMatch' helped students select their courses and decide on study groups, 'FaceMash' was meant for fun, allowing students to choose the best face among a selection of photos.

In the next semester, in 2004, Mark launched a new website called 'Thefacebook.com'. He created the social networking site that along with friends Chris Hughes, Eduardo Saverin, Andrew McCollum, and Dustin Moskovitz.

He was accused of having stolen the ideas of senior students, Divya Narendra, and twins Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss, who had planned on a social media site called ‘The Harvard Connection’. As a settlement to the lawsuit, Zuckerberg had to give the three seniors Facebook shares worth 300 million dollars.

Soon, Zuckerberg quit college, and began working on his site in a new office at Palo Alto, California. In 2004, along with his friends, he introduced 'Wirehog', a file sharing program, as a competition to fellow Harvard student, Wayne Chang's 'i2hub'.

In 2005, 'Accel Partners', a company dealing in growth equities, funded 'Facebook' with 12.7 million dollars. Two years later, Mark launched 'Facebook Platform' to enable software developers to use 'Facebook' to build other applications.

Within the next year, this brilliant software programmer introduced two other services within the 'Facebook' platform, called 'Beacon' and 'Connect'.

'Facebook' was initially meant for students of 'Harvard University', but was later distributed to other educational institutions including 'Yale', 'Dartmouth', 'Stanford' and 'Columbia'.

Zuckerberg introduced a new project in 2013, titled 'Internet.org', in collaboration with cell phone firms like ‘Qualcomm’, ‘Samsung’, ‘Opera Software’, ‘Ericsson’, ‘Microsoft’, ‘MediaTek’, and ‘Reliance’. The aim of the project was to enable widespread use of Internet in developing countries.

The same year, this software developer became the CEO and Chairman of the company ‘Facebook, Inc.’, and was offered one dollar as salary.

Major Works

Zuckerberg shot to fame with his social networking site called ‘Facebook’, which started out as a connecting platform for students of ‘Harvard University’. Having reached out widely to the public, the site currently has 1.44 billion monthly users.

Awards & Achievements

In 2010, this accomplished entrepreneur was named the 'Person of the Year', by 'Times' magazine.

In 2011, 'The Jerusalem Post', an Israeli newspaper, named him the one of the 'Most Influential Jews'.

Personal Life & Legacy

Mark started dating Priscilla Chan, a fellow student at 'Harvard University', while he was still in college. After seven years, they began living together, in a rented accommodation in Palo Alto.

In 2009, writer Ben Mezrich released a book titled 'The Accidental Billionaires', based on the famous entrepreneur's life. Mezrich sold the rights to Aaron Sorkin, who wrote the screenplay for the movie 'The Social Network'. Mark claimed that the film was a deviation from the story of his life.

In 2010, he established a 'Start-up: Education foundation', which aims at improving the quality of education provided in public schools.

Zuckerberg and Priscilla got married on May 19, 2012. The couple had a daughter named Max in 2015.

This famous entrepreneur contributes regularly to social causes, and has made monetary donations to the ‘Newark Public Schools’, and ‘San Francisco General Hospital’. Along with his wife, he also contributed $25 million to help victims of the Ebola disease in West Africa.

Net Worth

This successful entrepreneur has a net worth of 36 billion dollars, and has regularly featured on the ‘Forbes 400’ list.

Trivia

This brilliant software developer has faced several lawsuits for rights to his revolutionary social networking website, including one from the site’s co-founder

On Dec 1, 2015, Mark Zuckerberg announced that he and his wife would give 99 percent of their Facebook shares “during our lives” to charitable purposes.

// Famous Alumni of Harvard University

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Mark Zuckerberg biography timelines

  • // 14th May 1984
    Mark Elliot Zuckerberg was born to Edward, and his wife Karen, in the city of White Plains, New York, on May 14, 1984. Edward was a dentist, while Karen worked as a psychiatrist. The young boy was brought up in the village of Dobbs Ferry, along with siblings Randi, Arielle, and Donna.
  • // 2004
    In the next semester, in 2004, Mark launched a new website called 'Thefacebook.com'. He created the social networking site that along with friends Chris Hughes, Eduardo Saverin, Andrew McCollum, and Dustin Moskovitz.
  • // 2004
    Soon, Zuckerberg quit college, and began working on his site in a new office at Palo Alto, California. In 2004, along with his friends, he introduced 'Wirehog', a file sharing program, as a competition to fellow Harvard student, Wayne Chang's 'i2hub'.
  • // 2005
    In 2005, 'Accel Partners', a company dealing in growth equities, funded 'Facebook' with 12.7 million dollars. Two years later, Mark launched 'Facebook Platform' to enable software developers to use 'Facebook' to build other applications.
  • // 2009
    In 2009, writer Ben Mezrich released a book titled 'The Accidental Billionaires', based on the famous entrepreneur's life. Mezrich sold the rights to Aaron Sorkin, who wrote the screenplay for the movie 'The Social Network'. Mark claimed that the film was a deviation from the story of his life.
  • // 2010
    In 2010, this accomplished entrepreneur was named the 'Person of the Year', by 'Times' magazine.
  • // 2010
    In 2010, he established a 'Start-up: Education foundation', which aims at improving the quality of education provided in public schools.
  • // 2011
    In 2011, 'The Jerusalem Post', an Israeli newspaper, named him the one of the 'Most Influential Jews'.
  • // 19th May 2012
    Zuckerberg and Priscilla got married on May 19, 2012. The couple had a daughter named Max in 2015.
  • // 2013
    Zuckerberg introduced a new project in 2013, titled 'Internet.org', in collaboration with cell phone firms like ‘Qualcomm’, ‘Samsung’, ‘Opera Software’, ‘Ericsson’, ‘Microsoft’, ‘MediaTek’, and ‘Reliance’. The aim of the project was to enable widespread use of Internet in developing countries.

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Mark Zuckerberg's FAQ

  • What is Mark Zuckerberg birthday?

    Mark Zuckerberg was born at 1984-05-14

  • Where is Mark Zuckerberg's birth place?

    Mark Zuckerberg was born in White Plains

  • What is Mark Zuckerberg nationalities?

    Mark Zuckerberg's nationalities is American

  • Who is Mark Zuckerberg spouses?

    Mark Zuckerberg's spouses is Priscilla Chan

  • Who is Mark Zuckerberg siblings?

    Mark Zuckerberg's siblings is Randi Zuckerberg

  • What was Mark Zuckerberg universities?

    Mark Zuckerberg studied at Harvard University,Phillips Exeter Academy, 2000 - Ardsley High School, 2002 - Phillips Exeter Academy, Mercy College, Harvard University

  • What was Mark Zuckerberg notable alumnis?

    Mark Zuckerberg's notable alumnis is Harvard University, Phillips Exeter Academy

  • Which company or organization was founded by Mark Zuckerberg?

    Mark Zuckerberg was the founder/co-founder of Facebook, Inc., ConnectU, FWD.us

  • What is Mark Zuckerberg's religion?

    Mark Zuckerberg's religion is Atheism

  • How tall is Mark Zuckerberg?

    Mark Zuckerberg's height is 171

  • Who is Mark Zuckerberg's father?

    Mark Zuckerberg's father is Edward Zuckerberg

  • Who is Mark Zuckerberg's mother?

    Mark Zuckerberg's mother is Karen Kempner

  • What is Mark Zuckerberg's sun sign?

    Mark Zuckerberg is Taurus

  • How famous is Mark Zuckerberg?

    Mark Zuckerberg is famouse as Co-founder of Facebook, Computer Programmer