Mark Zuckerberg Biography
Mark Elliot Zuckerberg
Computer Programmer, Internet Entrepreneur
Mark Zuckerberg was born on 14th May 1984, in White Plains, New York, United States. He is currently 33 year sold. His hometown is Dobbs Ferry, New York, U.S.
Mark Zuckerberg attended Ardsley High School, New York, followed by Phillips Exeter Academy in New Hampshire. He won several prizes during his school days.
He learnt programming at his tender age. He enrolled in Mercy College where he studied software programming. Mark was still in high school when he developed a software called Zucknet. He also developed a music player, named Synapse Media Player.
Mark then enrolled with Harvard University, majoring psychology and computer science. In his sophomore year, he developed many software like CourseMatch and Facemash. Eventually, Mark Zuckerberg dropped out of Harvard during his sophomore year to complete his project, Facebook, which is today being used by billions of people worldwide.
- Father – Edward Zuckerberg
- Mother – Karen Kempner
- Siblings – Donna Zuckerberg, Randi Zuckerberg, Arielle Zuckerberg
Married – Priscilla Chan (m. 2012)
Maxima Chan Zuckerberg (born. December 1, 2015)
August Zuckerberg (born August 28, 2017)
- In feet – 5 feet 9 inches
- In centimeters – 175 cm
- In meters – 1.75 m
- In Kilograms – 79 kg
- In Pounds – 174 lbs
His body statistics are unkonw.
11 (US) / 10.5 (UK) / 44 (EU)
Companies – Facebook, Inc., ConnectU, FWD.us
- Time’s Person of the Year
- Founded the ‘Start-up: Education foundation’
- Multilingual – English, Latin, Mandarin
This techie billionaire, Mark Zuckerberg has an extensive collection of exotic cars including a Acura TSX, a Honda Fit, a Volkswagen Golf GTi, a Infiniti G Sedan, and a Pagani Huayra.
Mark lives in a beautiful Palo Alto house which he bought for $7 million. The house spreads over 5,167 square feet, and boasts five bedrooms and five and half bathrooms and a large pool.
Recent SEC filing about Facebook’s finances have revealed that the Facebook’s founder spent around $700,000 for costs related to private jets. The listing states that “Facebook has authorized its CEO and COO to use private aircraft for business purposes. This practice maximizes such executives’ productive time and ensures their quick availability. In addition, Mr. Zuckerberg may use private aircraft for personal purposes in connection with his comprehensive security program. On certain occasions, Mr. Zuckerberg may be accompanied by family members or others when using private aircraft. For flights involving passengers flying for personal purposes, the aggregate incremental cost of such personal usage is reported as other compensation to Mr. Zuckerberg. ”
Mark Zuckerberg Net worth
The young billionaire, Mark Zuckerberg has an estimated net worth of US$71.5 billion as of September 2017. Like many other tech billionaires, Mark’s takes $1 as annual salary. many business magazines has nmaed Mark among the top 10 richest person in the world and obviously, having such massive wealth, he was also ranked among the top 10 most powerful and influential people in the world.
Mark Zuckerberg Favorites
- Favorite Music Album – Global Warming by Pitbull
- Favorite Pet – Best, Hungarian Sheepdog
- Favorite Dress – Grey T-shirt, a hoofdie, a pair of jeans, Nike sneakers
- Favorite Movie – Titanic
- Favorite Books – ‘The Muqaddimah’ by Ibn Khaldun, ‘The New Jim Crow’ by Michelle Alexander, ‘Why Nations Fail’ by Daren Acemoglu and James Robinson, ‘The Rational Optimist’ by Matt Ridley, ‘World Order’ by Henry Kissinger
- Make things as simple as possible but no simpler by Albert Einstein
- All children are artists. The problem is how to remain an artist once you grow up by Pablo Picasso
- The web is at a really important turning point right now. Up until recently, the default on the web has been that most things aren’t social and most things don’t use your real identity. We’re building toward a web where the default is social.
- By giving people the power to share, we’re making the world more transparent.
- When you give everyone a voice and give people power, the system usually ends up in a really good place. So, what we view our role as, is giving people that power.
Social Media Portfolio
The social media mogul has been followed by millions of young aspiring entrepreneurs on Facebook and Instagram. This guy is not on Twitter. Of course, who the hell will have an account on his rival social networking site. Follow him on:
Interesting Facts About Mark Zuckerberg
Mark Zuckerberg is a computer fanatic and developed Facebook along with his friends while pursing his degree (psychology and computer science) at Harvard.
He was a programming freak, who started to code when he was at 12. He developed a instant messaging program called ZuckNet for his dentist father so that he could know when patients arrived.
He created a MP3 player called Synapse, essentially an earlier version of Spotfy or Pandora, along with his friend Adam D’Angelo (Founder of Quora). Microsoft tried to acquire the tech, but Zuckerberg eventually turned down the offer and landed up at Harvard having acquired patent fro the tech.
Several Multinational companies offered him jobs with immense salary, but he rejected and joined Harvard where he developed Facebook along with his friends.
Facebook’s logo is blue because Zuckerberg has red-green color blindness.
Several companies like NewsCorp, MySpace, Viacom, Yahoo, NBC, Microsoft (again) and Google were on the cards to acquire Facebook, but Zuckerberg turned down all of the offers.
Zuck first met his wife Dr. Priscilla Chan (who were now couple and parents for two kids) in the queue for the bathroom at a fraternity party at Harvard.
Interestingly, he is on Twitter, but he has only tweeted 19 times since 2009. His last tweet was on 18 Jan 2012. Twitter id – @finkd
In 2016, he set a goal to run 365 miles during the course of the year, in order to stay fit. But, he met his goal midway through the summer indeed.
Mark Zuckerberg has a team of 12 members to manage his Facebook account.
The movie ‘The Social Network’ is based on his life.
Zuckerberg is vegetarian since 2011 and said he would only eat meat if he has hunted down the animal himself.
His Hungarian Sheepdog ‘Beast’ has a Facebook page with more than 2 million likes. Obviously, his daughter Max is also a great fan of Beast. He once posted that her daughter’s first word was dog.
You can see Zuckerberg wearing a grey T-shirt along with a pair of jeans and a Nike sneaker at any day of the week. When asked Zuckerberg said, “I really want to clear my life to make it so that I have to make as few decisions as possible about anything except how to best serve this community.”