The American computer programmer Mark Elliot Zuckerberg who’s raised in the nearby village of Dobbs Ferry, has the distinction of being the world’s youngest billionaire in 2008 at the age of 24. Mark also is the cofounder and CEO of Facebook the world’s most popular social network.
Zuckerberg was born on May 14, 1984, in White Plains, New York, to dentist Edward Zuckerberg and his wife, psychiatrist Karen Zuckerberg, raised into a comfortable, well-educated family. Mark began using and programming computers in middle school with the support of his father, when he was 13, he created a computer network for his family called ZuckNet, which allowed the computers in his home and his father’s dental office to communicate via Ping. The family also used Zucknet to communicate with in the house including his four sisters, Randi, Donna and Arielle.
Mark Zuckerberg attended Harvard University, where he studied psychology and computer science, then he wrote a program called Course Match, which allowed users to make class selection decisions based on the choices of other students and also to help them form study groups. On February 4, 2004, he launched Facebook in 2005, a directory in which fellow Harvard students entered their own informations and photos into a template that he had devised. Within two weeks half of the students had signed up. Zuckerberg’s roommates, Dustin Moskovitz and Chris Hughes, helped him add features and make the site available to other campuses across the country. That year Zuckerberg dropped out of college and moved the company to Palo Alto, California. By the end of 2004, Facebook had 1 million users. In 2005, Zuckerberg’s enterprise received a huge boost from the venture capital firm Accel Partners. Accel invested $12.7 million into the network, which at the time was open only to Ivy League students.
WIFE AND DAUGHTERS
Zuckerberg has been married to Priscilla Chan, a Chinese-American medical student at Harvard, they have two daughters, Max born on November 30, 2015, and August, born on August 28, 2017.
- The question isn’t, ‘What do we want to know about people?’, It’s, ‘What do people want to tell about themselves?’
- 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.
- People don’t care about what someone says about you in a movie – or even what you say, right? They care about what you build. And if you can make something that makes people’s life better, then that’s something that’s really good.
- I think a simple rule of business is, if you do the things that are easier first, then you can actually make a lot of progress.