Mark Zuckerberg

He invented the social website Facebook

Personal Data

Born on May 14, 1984, in White Plains, New York. Mark Zuckerberg the founder of the social-networking website Facebook out of his college dorm room. His is the youngest billionaire in the world.

Time at Harvard

It was at that time that he built a program called CourseMatch, which helped students choose their classes based on the course selections of other users. He also invented Facemash, which compared the pictures of two students on campus and allowed users to vote on which one was more attractive. Zuckerberg and his friends created a site that allowed users to create their own profiles, upload photos, and communicate with other users. The group ran the site—first called The Facebook—out of a dorm room at Harvard until June 2004.

The Rise of Facebook

After his sophomore year, Zuckerberg dropped out of college to devote himself to Facebook full time, moving 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.

Mark Zuckerberg Today?

Zuckerberg was made the chairman and chief executive of Facebook, Inc. in April 2013.A nd his personal wealth, as of March 2015, is estimated to be $35.1 billion. Mark Zuckerberg receives a one-dollar as CEO of Facebook. He is world's 2nd youngest self-made billionaire.

Citation

"Mark Zuckerberg Biography." Bio.com. A&E Networks Television, 2015. Web. 19 Mar. 2015.

"Mark Zuckerberg Biography." Bio.com. A&E Networks Television, 2015. Web. 19 Mar. 2015.

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