Mark Zuckerberg

Entrepreneur

Mark Zuckerberg was born in White Plains, New York, United States on May 14th, 1984 and is the Entrepreneur. At the age of 39, Mark Zuckerberg biography, profession, age, height, weight, eye color, hair color, build, measurements, education, career, dating/affair, family, news updates, and networth are available.

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Other Names / Nick Names
Mark Elliot Zuckerberg, Zuck
Date of Birth
May 14, 1984
Nationality
United States
Place of Birth
White Plains, New York, United States
Age
39 years old
Zodiac Sign
Taurus
Networth
$34.3 Billion
Salary
$1
Profession
Chief Executive Officer, Computer Scientist, Entrepreneur, Patron Of The Arts, Programmer
Social Media
Mark Zuckerberg Height, Weight, Eye Color and Hair Color

At 39 years old, Mark Zuckerberg has this physical status:

Height
171cm
Weight
70kg
Hair Color
Goldish Brown
Eye Color
Hazel Grey
Build
Slim
Measurements
Not Available
Mark Zuckerberg Religion, Education, and Hobbies
Religion
He was raised by his parents as a Jewish and even had Bar Mitzvah at the age of 13.
Hobbies
Not Available
Education
Ardsley High School, Phillips Exeter Academy, Mercy College, Harvard University, Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth
Mark Zuckerberg Spouse(s), Children, Affair, Parents, and Family
Spouse(s)
Priscilla Chan ​(m. 2012)
Children
Maxima Chan Zuckerberg, August Chan Zuckerberg
Dating / Affair
Priscilla Chan (2003-Present)
Parents
Edward Zuckerberg, Karen
Siblings
Randi Zuckerberg (Older Sister) (Businesswoman and spokesperson and former Director of Market Development for Facebook), Donna Zuckerberg (Sister), Arielle Zuckerberg (Sister)
Other Family
Jack Zuckerberg (Paternal Grandfather), Miriam Holländer (Paternal Grandmother), Sidney G. Kempner (Maternal Grandfather), Gertrude Silver (Paternal Grandmother)
Mark Zuckerberg Life

Mark Elliot Zuckerberg (born May 14, 1984) is an American internet entrepreneur and philanthropist.

Zuckerberg is best known for co-founding and leading Facebook, Inc. and its namesake social networking website as its chairman, chief executive officer, and controlling shareholder.

Zuckerberg, a Stanford University undergraduate, Andrew McCollum, Dustin Moskovitz, and Chris Hughes co-founded and is a board member of the Breakthrough Starshot.Born in White Plains, New York, where he launched Facebook from his dormitory room on February 4, 2004.

The website, which had been limited to select college campuses, grew quickly and eventually became available to more colleges, with one billion users by 2012.

Zuckerberg purchased the company in May 2012 with majority shares.

As of December 2019, his net worth is expected to be $74 billion, up from the previous year in Facebook's stock as a whole.

He became the world's youngest self-made billionaire at age 23 in 2007.

Zuckerberg is the only one under the age of 50 on the Forbes ten richest people list in 2019 and the only one under 40 on the top 20 billionaires list, according to Time magazine, who named him one of the 100 most influential individuals in the country as a part of the People of the Year award.

Zuckerberg ranked 10th on Forbes' list of the World's Most Influential People in December 2016.

Early life

Mark Elliot Zuckerberg was born in White Plains, New York, on May 14, 1984, the son of psychiatrist Karen (née Kempner) and dentist Edward Zuckerberg. In Dobbs Ferry, New York, he and his three siblings (Arielle, businesswoman Randi, and writer Donna) were raised in a Reform Jewish household. His great-grandparents were Jewish emigrants from Austria, Germany, and Poland. He attended high school at Ardsley High School before moving to Phillips Exeter Academy. He was the captain of the fencing team.

In middle school, Zuckerberg began using computers and writing programs. He created a system in high school that allowed all the computers in his household and his father's dental office to communicate with each other. During Zuckerberg's time as a teenager, he helped create the Synapse Media Player, a music player. The device used machine learning to discover the user's listening habits, which was revealed to Slashdot and received a 5 out of 5 star rating from PC Magazine. "Some children played computer games," a New Yorker article said of Zuckerberg: "Some kids played computer games." They were designed by Mark.

By the time Zuckerberg started classes at Harvard in 2002, the New Yorker said he had already achieved a "reputation as a programming prodigy." He studied psychology and computer science and belonged to Alpha Epsilon Pi and Kirkland House. CourseMatch, his sophomore year, taught students how to make class selection decisions based on other students' preferences and then help them form study groups. A little while later, he introduced Facemash, which enabled students to select the best-looking person from a pool of images. Arie Hasit, Zuckerberg's roommate at the time, explained:

The website soared over a weekend, but by Monday morning, the college had taken over one of Harvard's network switches and barred students from accessing the Internet for the first time. In addition, several students complained that their photographs were being used without their permission. Zuckerberg apologised publicly, and the student newspaper published articles claiming that his website was "completely inaccurate."

Personal life

Priscilla Chan, a Harvard undergraduate, attended a frat party his sophomore year. They first appeared in 2003. Chan, a medical student at the University of California, San Francisco, then, moved into Zuckerberg's rented house in Palo Alto, California, in September 2010. They married in the grounds of his mansion on May 19, 2012, the day after her medical school graduation. Zuckerberg revealed on July 31, 2015, that they were expecting a baby girl and that Chan had previously suffered three miscarriages. Maxima Chan Zuckerberg's daughter was born on December 1, 2015. They revealed that Chen Mingyu, their daughter's Chinese name, is in a Chinese New Year video (Chinese: ). August was their second child, and they had no children in August 2017. Zuckerberg revealed on September 21, 2022, that he and Chan are expecting their third child, which is expected to arrive in 2023. Beast, the couple's nicknamed Puli dog, has over two million followers on Facebook.

Zuckerberg, who was raised as a Reform Jew, later became an atheist, but "I was raised Jewish and then lived through a period of turmoil, but now I believe religion is very significant."

Zuckerberg and his wife embarked on a national tour in 2017 to visit every state in the union to learn more about a sliver of the nearly two billion people who use Facebook everyday. He met with farmers, company owners, and even spoke with people in Mother Emanuel, where the 2015 shooting took place.

Zuckerberg said one of his biggest regrets in August 2022 was competing on the fencing team rather than wrestling. Motherboard also sluggishly compared this to another potential regret: Facebook's "enabling genocide in Myanmar" did not bother to recruit moderators who speak Burmese, a occurrence for which Zuckerberg apologized at the time. In the same interview, he regretted that Facebook had cut down accounts related to the Hunter Biden laptop controversy.

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Mark Zuckerberg Career

Career

Zuckerberg started writing code for a new website in January 2004. Zuckerberg's "Thefacebook" launched on February 4, 2004, originally located on thefacebook.com, in collaboration with his roommates Eduardo Saverin, Andrew McCollum, Dustin Moskovitz, and Chris Hughes. Phillips Exeter Academy, the prep school from which Zuckerberg graduated in 2002, may have been a source of inspiration for Facebook. It also published "The Photo Address Book," which students referred to as "The Facebook." Such photo directories were a vital component of many private schools' student social life. Students were able to record attributes such as their school years, their relatives, and their phone numbers with them.

Three Harvard seniors, Cameron Winklevoss, Tyler Winklevoss, and Divya Narendra were accused of deliberately misleading them into believing he would help them create a social network called HarvardConnection.com, but instead they were using their ideas to produce a competing product six days after the site was launched. The three students wrote to The Harvard Crimson, and the newspaper opened an investigation in response. Zuckerberg broke into two of the editors' email addresses as Zuckerberg continued to convince the editors not to run the story. He did it based on the editors' private login logs from TheFacebook.

Following Facebook's official launch of the service, the three sisters filed a court suit against Zuckerberg, which resulted in a settlement. The reached settlement was for 1.2 million Facebook shares and $20 million in cash.

Zuckerberg's Facebook started off as just a "Harvard thing" until Zuckerberg decided to take it to other colleges, enlisting the help of roommate Dustin Moskovitz. They began with Columbia, New York University, Stanford, Dartmouth, Cornell, University of Pennsylvania, Brown, and Yale.

Zuckerberg dropped out of Harvard in his sophomore year in order to complete the job. Zuckerberg, Moskovitz, and the other co-founders migrated to Palo Alto, California, where they leased a tiny house that served as an office. Zuckerberg met Peter Thiel, the company's founder, over the summer. In mid-2004, they took their first office. According to Zuckerberg, the company had intended to return to Harvard but decided not to remain in California, where Zuckerberg adored the "mythical place" of Silicon Valley, California's research center. The company had already been turned down by major companies trying to buy the company. In a 2007 interview, Zuckerberg discussed his reasoning: "It's not because of the amount of money." For me and my coworkers, the most significant thing is that we have an open information network for people. "Italy owned media companies isn't a good idea to me." Zuckerberg also stated that "new people are just smarter" and that recruiting young people is a risk.

"The thing I really care about is the mission, making the world open," he told Wired magazine in 2010. Zuckerberg obtained former Netscape CFO Peter Currie's help with Facebook financing decisions in April 2009. Zuckerberg reported on July 21, 2010 that the company had hit the 500-million-user mark. When asked whether Facebook could generate more money from advertising as a result of its explosive growth, he answered no: 1.

Zuckerberg "clearly thinks of himself as a hacker," Steven Levy, who wrote the 1984 book Hackers: Heroes of the Computer Revolution, wrote. "To make them better," Zuckerberg said, "it's okay to break things." "hackathons" were held every six to eight weeks on Facebook, where participants would have one night to plan and finish a project. At the hackathons, the company provided music, food, and beer, and many Facebook employees, including Zuckerberg, attended regularly. Zuckerberg told Levy, "The theory is that you can build something really good in a night." "And here's a look at Facebook's latest features." It's unquestionably "very core to my personality."

Zuckerberg was named one of the world's top 35 innovators under the age of 35 in 2007. Zuckerberg ranked number 1 on its 2010 list of the Top 100 "most influential people of the Information Age," according to Vanity Fair magazine. In 2009, Zuckerberg ranked No. 23 on the Vanity Fair 100 list. In 2010, Zuckerberg was ranked as number 16 in New Statesman's annual survey of the world's top 50 most influential figures.

In a 2011 interview with PBS, Zuckerberg said that Jobs had advised him on how to create a leadership team at Facebook that was "focused on building as high quality and positive things as you are."

Zuckerberg paid a visit to Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev in Moscow on October 1, 2012, in an effort to boost Facebook's position in the Russian market. Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev advised the social media behemoth to abandon plans to lure away Russian programmers in favour of opening a research center in Moscow, according to Russia's communications minister. Facebook had nearly 9 million users in Russia in 2012, though domestic clone VK had around 34 million. According to Rebecca Van Dyck, Facebook's head of consumer affairs, 85 million American Facebook followers were exposed to the first day of the Home promotional campaign on April 6, 2013.

Zuckerberg's Facebook account was hacked by an unemployed web designer, according to The Washington Post on August 19, 2013.

Zuckerberg, the founder of Facebook, announced in September that he is working towards registering the 5 billion people who were not connected to the Internet at the conference. Zuckerberg continued that this is intertwined with the Internet.org project, whereby Facebook, with the help of other technology companies, continues to expand the number of people connected to the internet.

In March 2014, Zuckerberg was the keynote speaker at the 2014 Mobile World Congress (MWC), which was held in Barcelona, Spain, and attracted 75,000 people. Several media outlets linked Facebook's focus on mobile technology to Zuckerberg's address, who said that smartphones symbolize the company's future. Zuckerberg's address expands on the theme that he raised at the TechCrunch conference in September 2013, whereby he is focusing on expanding internet coverage into developing nations.

Zuckerberg, along with other American technology celebrities like Jeff Bezos and Tim Cook, welcomed Chinese entrepreneur Lu Wei, who is known as the "Internet czar" for his role in China's online policy, at Facebook's headquarters on December 8, 2014. Zuckerberg spoke in Mandarin Chinese at Tsinghua University on October 23, 2014, where he addressed Facebook in China; although Facebook is not banned in China, he was at the university to promote China's burgeoning entrepreneurial market.

During a live Q&A session at the company's headquarters in Menlo Park on December 11, 2014, Zuckerberg fielded questions. The founder and CEO said that he does not think Facebook is a waste of time because it promotes social networking, and that attending a public session means he could "learn how to better represent the community."

As Facebook's CEO, Zuckerberg receives a one-dollar salary. Zuckerberg, one of the "Top ten Business Visionaries Creating Value for the World" along with Elon Musk and Sal Khan in June 2016, owing to the fact that he and his wife "pleaded willing to give up 99% of their wealth, which is estimated at $55.0 billion."

Zuckerberg, who delivered a commencement address on May 25, 2017, earned an honorary degree from Harvard on May 25, 2017.

Zuckerberg unveiled plans in January 2019 to build an end-to-end encrypted platform for three main social media platforms, including Facebook, Instagram, and WhatsApp. Facebook introduced the chat tools for Instagram and Messenger on both iOS and Android devices on August 14, 2020. The Instagram and Facebook users' interaction was encouraged by the update.

i2hub, another campus-only service designed by Wayne Chang, was launched a month after Zuckerberg unveiled Facebook in February 2004. i2hub's primary goal was to enable peer-to-peer file sharing. Both i2hub and Facebook were gaining the attention of the media at the time, and users and publicity were quickly increasing in followers and news. Zuckerberg, Andrew McCollum, Adam D'Angelo, and Sean Parker unveiled Wirehog, a peer-to-peer file sharing service that was a precursor to Facebook Platform applications that debuted in 2007.

Zuckerberg unveiled Internet.org, which he described as an effort to bring Internet access to the five billion citizens without internet access as of the launch date. The initiative in India, where activists said that its limited internet violated net neutrality's rule of net neutrality; Zuckerberg said that a limited internet was better than no internet. Although internet.org was shut down in India in February 2016, Zuckerberg later met with Narendra Modi to discuss further options.

Zuckerberg, a board member of the solar sail spacecraft innovation initiative Breakthrough Starshot, which he co-founded in 2016.

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www.dailymail.co.uk, February 22, 2024
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www.dailymail.co.uk, February 22, 2024
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UFC star Merab Dvalishvili hopes to TRAIN with Mark Zuckerberg after chatting with Facebook founder DURING his impressive win over Henry Cejudo at UFC 298: 'I will bring him in my corner'

www.dailymail.co.uk, February 20, 2024
We're on Instagram, and he did text me before the fight that he was coming.' 'Don't tell no one,' he told me.' Well, I should keep a mystery,' Dvalishvili said. I knew he was there, and of course, I said hello to him in person.' In addition, the Georgian revealed that he wants to work with Zuckerberg in the future. The former has been seriously considering his martial arts preparations, and he recently appeared in rumors of a match with Elon Musk. We were supposed to train together, but he was hurt, and he's still recovering,' Dvalishvili posted. We'll be more secure as we become training partners.'
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