Mark Zuckerberg

Mark Zuckerberg
Mark Zuckerberg
Zuckerberg in 2014
Born Mark Elliot Zuckerberg
(1984-05-14) May 14, 1984 (age 33)[1]
White Plains, New York, U.S.
Residence Palo Alto, California, U.S.
Occupation Computer programmer, Internet entrepreneur
Years active 2004–present
Known for Co-founder of Facebook
Home town Dobbs Ferry, New York, U.S.
Salary One-dollar salary[2]
Net worth IncreaseUS $72.4 billion (February 14, 2018)[3]
Title Chairman and CEO of Facebook
Spouse(s) Priscilla Chan (m. 2012)
Children 2
Relatives Randi Zuckerberg (sister)
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Mark Elliot Zuckerberg (/ˈzʌkərbɜːrɡ/; born May 14, 1984) is an American computer programmer and Internet entrepreneur. He is a co-founder of Facebook, and currently operates as its chairman and chief executive officer.[4][5] His net worth is estimated to be US $72.4 billion as of February 14, 2018.[6]

Zuckerberg launched Facebook from his Harvard University dormitory room on February 4, 2004 with college roommates and fellow Harvard students Eduardo Saverin, Andrew McCollum, Dustin Moskovitz, and Chris Hughes.[7] The group then introduced Facebook to other college campuses. Facebook expanded rapidly, reaching one billion users by 2012. During this time, Zuckerberg became involved in various legal disputes brought by his friends and cofounders, who claimed they were due a share of the company based upon their involvement during its development phase.[8]

Since 2010, Time magazine has named Zuckerberg among the 100 wealthiest and most influential people in the world as a part of its Person of the Year award.[3][9][10] In December 2016, Zuckerberg was ranked 10th on Forbes list of The World's Most Powerful People.[11]

  1. ^ Pilkington, Ed (March 10, 2011). "Forbes rich list: Facebook six stake their claims". The Guardian. UK. Retrieved March 30, 2011. 
  2. ^ Cite error: The named reference $1Club was invoked but never defined (see the help page).
  3. ^ a b "Mark Zuckerberg". Forbes. Retrieved May 19, 2012. 
  4. ^ Napach, Bernice (July 26, 2013). "Facebook Surges and Mark Zuckerberg Pockets $3.8 Billion". Yahoo! Finance. 
  5. ^ Hiltzik, Michael (May 20, 2012). "Facebook shareholders are wedded to the whims of Mark Zuckerberg". Los Angeles Times. 
  6. ^ "The World's Billionaires List". Forbes. Retrieved January 29, 2018. 
  7. ^ Carlson, Nicholas (March 5, 2010). "At Last – The Full Story Of How Facebook Was Founded". Business Insider. 
  8. ^ "They sued Mark Zuckerberg for $65m. But it was not enough". The Independent. December 10, 2010. Retrieved October 10, 2017. 
  9. ^ Grossman, Lev (December 15, 2010). "Person of the Year 2010: Mark Zuckerberg". Time. 
  10. ^ "The All-Time TIME 100 of All Time". Time. April 18, 2012. Retrieved April 20, 2012. 
  11. ^ "The World's Most Powerful People". Forbes. December 2016. Retrieved December 14, 2016. 

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