Mark Zuckerberg

Lucas Melnyk

Who is Mark Zuckerberg?

Mark Zuckerberg, now 31, was a child prodigy and later founded Facebook. Facebook is an application used for social media and has over one billion users.

Childhood

Mark was born on May 14, 1984 in White Plains, New York. His mother's name was Karen and his father was Edward. He had three siblings, Randi, Donna, and Arielle. His mother was a psychiatrist and his father was a dentist.

When Mark found an interest in computers, he used Atari to make a simple messaging program called "Zucknet".

Education

Mark Zuckerberg studied at three different colleges and universities:

  1. Mercy college
  2. Phillips Exeter College
  3. Harvard University

At Harvard, he was the go-to software developer. He created two apps, CourseMatch and FaceMash, one of which is to organize your schedule and the other is to compare people's looks. He left Harvard to work on Facebook because of its success.

Net Worth

In 2016, Mark Zuckerberg's net worth is $48 billion USD (US dollars). Currently, there are 1.32 billion active accounts on Facebook.

What's going on now with Facebook?

All the time, new features are being added to Facebook. Some include "Nearby Friends," which tells you which friends are nearby. Another is "Paper," which lets you explore and share stories. There is also a mobile app to use on the go.

Philanthropy

In September of 2010, he donated $100 million to save a failing public school system in New York. In December of 2010, Mark signed the "Giving Pledge." This donated half of his wealth to charity over the course of his lifetime.
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