American Computer Programmer and Entrepreneur
Mark Zuckerberg Biography
Mark Elliot Zuckerberg is an American business magnate, internet entrepreneur, and philanthropist. He is known for co-founding the social media website Facebook and its parent company Meta Platforms, of which he is the chairman, chief executive officer, and controlling shareholder.
Mark Zuckerberg is a world-famous young tech entrepreneur, philanthropist, Harvard dropout, and founder and CEO of social media giant Facebook Inc. (now Meta Inc.). He made Facebook along with his four Harvard friends. In 2007, he became the youngest billionaire in the world, at the age of just 23 years. He is currently the 15th richest person in the world, as per the Forbes billionaires list 2022.
|Real Name||Mark Elliot Zuckerberg|
|Profession||Computer Programmer, Internet Entrepreneur|
|Physical Stats & More|
|Height (Approx.)||in centimeters- 175 cm|
in meters- 1.71 m
in Feet Inches- 5’ 7”
|Weight (Approx.)||in Kilograms- 70 kg|
in Pounds- 154 lbs
|Eye Color||Hazel Grey|
|Hair Color||Goldish Brown|
|Date of Birth||14 May 1984|
|Age (as of 2023)||39 Years|
|Birthplace||White Plains, New York, U.S.|
|School||Ardsley High School, New York|
Phillips Exeter Academy
|College||Harvard University, USA|
|Educational Qualification||Graduation Harvard University (2002–2004)|
Mark Zuckarberg Early Life and Education
On May 14, 1984, Mark Zuckerberg was born in White Plains, New York. As a child, he showed an affinity for computers. He learned the BASIC programming language at a nearby college, and at the age of 12, he developed an instant-messaging application that his father used in his office.
Zuckerberg attended Harvard University but dropped out after his sophomore year to focus on developing Facebook. The site grew out of two earlier ventures: FaceMash, a website for ranking the attractiveness of other Harvard students, and HarvardConnection.com, an online social networking platform.
Mark Zukarberg Net Worth
Mark Zuckerberg is an American technology entrepreneur and philanthropist who has a net worth of $37 billion. Mark Zuckerberg has spent much of the last decade as one of the richest people on the planet. Out of the top 100 richest people in the world, Mark is the youngest. Out of the top 30, he’s the youngest by more than a decade.
Mark Zuckarberg Facts :
- Mark Zuckerberg is a self-taught computer programmer and the co-founder, chair, and CEO of Meta (formerly Facebook).
- According to Bloomberg, Zuckerberg’s net worth as of June 10, 2022, was about $68.2 billion.
- Facebook has 2.93 billion monthly active users as of the first quarter of 2022, making it the biggest social network in the world.
- In 2015, Zuckerberg and his wife, Priscilla Chan, founded the Chan Zuckerberg foundation with the goal of delivering “…personalized learning, curing disease, connecting people, and building strong communities.”
- In April 2018, Zuckerberg testified on Capitol Hill about Facebook’s use of users’ information, including the sharing of 87 million users’ information to Cambridge Analytica.
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His Interest in Programming
When Mark was 11 years old, he made an Intranet messaging software to send messages to different computers present in his house and his father’s dental clinic. His thought was to find out a way to ease communication. He named Zucknet to that Intranet Program.
Again, when he was in High school, he made a sensation and named it Synapse Media Player. It was a program based on machine learning, which plays the music according to the preference of the user. It was such a hit that Microsoft was ready to purchase that and offered a big amount to Mark, but he refused the offer. He uploaded the program on Slashdot for free.
When Mark moved to Harvard, where he made CourseMatch for Harvard students, where they could know which courses were taken by their friends in the college and could form study groups, it was basically a course mate finder.
After that, he made the most sensational Facemash during 2nd year of his college. In this program, he hacked college directories, collected photos of students from different colleges and used them to make a program. This enabled the students to rate the picture of students with just two options that were Hot or NOT. He made this program in a few hours. This program got the traffic of 22000 users and led to the failure of the Harvard Network System within a night. He became very famous among tech nerds but was also held responsible for hacking and using others’ data without permission. Later, he apologized for that.
How Facebook was made
In 2004 Mark started to write code for a program with his four friends, Eduardo Saverin, Chris Hughes, Andrew McCollum, and Dustin Moskovitz, inspired by the idea of his three Harvard seniors and his childhood memory of his Phillips Exeter Academy, which used to publish its directory of students, with photos attached to it, called The Photo Address Book to keep the records of the students and a specific place to get important information about any student of the school. This record book was famous among students at that time as The Facebook in the academy.
So, on February 4th 2004, he launched a program named ‘The Facebook’, which had the features to interact with other people and can post photos and videos, etc. Initially, it was only accessible to Harvard students. Still, soon it opened to more colleges and universities like New York University, Columbia University, Stanford University, Dartmouth, Cornell, and several other universities.
Its popularity among the students of all these universities guided him to work on it in a full-fledged way. He also understood that to nurture this into a giant. He would need funds and a very good mentor.
It was the time when he left Harvard and took a rented house with his four friends in Palo Alto, California. The next thing he did was to find the investor and a good mentor who could guide them in the proper direction because they were good technocrats but new in the business. They met Peter Thiel, a renowned Angel investor of that time in the USA. Peter liked their idea and agreed to invest and also became their mentor. Then Mark set up his office in Silicon Valley in California, and the name of the company changed to only ‘Facebook‘ from ‘The Facebook’.
Mark Zuckerberg in movies and shows
The Social Network was a movie released on October 1st 2010, presenting the life of Mark and how he made Facebook. His character was played by Jesse Eisenberg. The story of the movie was taken from the book The Accidental Billionaires authored by Ben Mezrich.
Mark appeared in a documentary named Terms and Conditions May Apply and again in a rap battle between him and Elon Musk, and the name of the show was Epic Rap Battles of History. He also did a voiceover of himself in an episode of The Simpsons titled Loan-a-Lisa.
Mark Zukarberg Social Profile
How Does Facebook Make Money?
Facebook makes the bulk of its money through ads. The company sells ad space on its many platforms. These platforms include Facebook, Instagram, and WhatsApp. Facebook (Meta) also makes money by allowing users to pay to promote their pages/posts on the various platforms, which is also a form of advertising.
What Is Mark Zuckerberg’s Net Worth?
As of June 10, 2022, Mark Zuckerberg’s net worth is $68.2 billion. He earned his wealth as the founder and largest shareholder of Meta (formerly Facebook).