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Mark Zuckerberg Biography – The Face Behind Facebook

The founder of the immensely popular social networking web site, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg has been responsible for changing the way people communicate with each today. From a Harvard College dropout in 2004 to TIME magazine’s Person of the Year 2010, it has been a short, but eventful journey.

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Mark Zuckerberg Biography - Changing Social Networks

Mark Zuckerberg, born on May 14, 1984 in White Plains, New York, excelled at academics as diverse as science and classical studies. He started using computers and coding software programs at a very early age and created several amateur communication tools, games and other computer programs. Zuckerberg enrolled in Harvard College in 2002 to study computer science and psychology. While at Harvard, Mark Zuckerberg created Facemash, the precursor to Facebook, which let students select the best-looking student by offering a choice of photographs. From this humble beginning, Facebook was born - initially connecting only Harvard students, but later expanding to other colleges such as Stanford, Cornell, Yale, Dartmouth etc. Today, Facebook boasts 600 million users worldwide and Zuckerberg is a billionaire several times over. The complete Mark Zuckerberg biography is an inspiration.

Mark Zuckerberg Facebook - The Timeline

Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook founder, along with his classmates, launched the web site in 2004 (while they were still at Harvard). They later moved to Palo Alto, California and after receiving angel funding, bought an office there and incorporated Facebook as a private company. In 2006, Mark Zuckerberg Facebook was opened to the public at large and as of 2011 it has a user base of 600 million, which is growing rapidly. That Facebook is a worldwide phenomenon is evident by the fact that 70% of its users live outside the U.S. Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook Founder and CEO was named as TIME magazine’s 2010 Person of the Year - for changing forever how people across the world exchange information and for making social networking the powerful too that it is today, with Mark Zuckerberg Facebook.

Founder Facebook - The Ascent

From being just a Harvard thing to a networked community almost twice as large as the U.S., Facebook has come a long way in a very short period of time. As Founder Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg oversees the company’s overall direction and strategy. Being a computer programmer himself, he also leads the company’s core technology development. Both Facebook and Zuckerberg have had their fair share of controversies, ranging from privacy concerns to the ConnectU lawsuits (since settled). Zuckerberg has been portrayed in the Golden Globe award-winning film The Social Network; however the accuracy of several incidents has been disputed. Recently, Zuckerberg became a signatory to The Giving Pledge, committing to donate most of his wealth to philanthropic causes.

Written by Melanie Gray

6 Responses to Mark Zuckerberg Biography – The Face Behind Facebook

  1. William said
    You need to include some of his skills.
  2. Lindsay said
    This is not a complete biography.
  3. dayton walter said
    hes not cool at all
  4. dayton walter said
    yeah boy
  5. Grant said
    This bio sux
  6. Anonymous said
    No one asked whether you like him or not.. and if you don't like this biography, go to a different site.

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