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Mark Zuckerberg

1984 - 2017

Mark Zuckerberg (1984) was born in White Plains, son of dentist Edward Zuckerberg and psychiatrist Karen Kempner, since he was a child showed interest in computers.


1998 - 2000

Between 1998 and 2000, he studied at Ardsley Hight School, where he excelled in classical arts and cultures. During this same period, he was already learning Basic Programming with software developer David Newman and joined Mercy College, where he graduated in programming.
During the course at Mercy College, Zuckerberg developed a messaging program that he called "ZuckNet," which allowed the communication of all computers in his home and was also used by his father in the dental office. Upon leaving Hight Scool, he joined the Phillips Exeter Academy.

software creation


In 2001, at age 17, on a school project, he created software that tracked users' music preferences online, which he called "Synapse Media Player."
Synapse caught the attention of several companies, which earned him a millionaire proposal from Microsoft, who wanted not only to buy the program, but to hire him, but Zuckerberg declined the proposals.

facemash creation


In 2002, he joined Harvard University, where he continued to develop innovative sites alongside a group of friends. At that time, based on the personal information pages and photos created by brothers Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss, Zuckerberg enlisted the Facemash, a site that posted pictures of the students and allowed the boys the opportunity to vote for the prettiest.

facebook creation


With the collaboration and financial support of his best friend at Harvard, the Brazilian Eduardo Saverin, in February 2004, after months of development, "Facebook", which soon broke out at Harvard, spread to other universities. When Facebook became a fever, he dropped out of college and moved to Silicon Valley, California. What happened from there is at the center of a controversy for having copied the project of the brothers and for having ejected the friend Eduardo from the site created by both.
With a meteoric trajectory, Facebook has become the largest online dating site on the internet.
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young rich american


With a meteoric trajectory, Facebook has become the largest online dating site on the internet. In 2008, when Mark Zuckerberg joined the Forbes list, he was 24 years old and became the youngest American to compose the pantheon of the richest on the list. Mark Zuckerberg has made Facebook one of the most successful companies in the world. He declined bids to sell when the business started to take off.
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the wedding of Zuckerberg


On May 19, 2012, Mark Zuckerberg married his girlfriend, the doctor Priscilla Chan, whom he met during the second year of college, and who since 2010 lived together.

new projects


Facebook has not stopped growing, and in February 2014, Zuckerberg paid $ 19 billion for the Whatsapp application, which at the time surprised the technology market, but became the largest mobile messaging application. Whatsapp was the 44th acquisition of Facebook in almost 10 years. Instagram is also part of the group.

new member of the family


The couple had a daughter who was born on December 1, 2015. On that same day, they announced the donation of 99% of the company's shares to their own philanthropic foundation, Chan Zuckerberg. The values will be donated gradually, throughout your life.

your net equity


In 2016, Mark Zuckerberg's net worth was estimated at $ 51.8 billion.

new record


the owner of Facebook earned $ 1 billion. And now, with a total fortune of $ 73.1 billion, it's "only" another $ 3 billion to go beyond Warren Buffett to become the fourth richest person in the world. Over the past month, as Facebook shares soared, Zuckerberg's wealth rose 16%.