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Remarkable People, Places and Events – Mark Elliot Zuckerberg

Mark Elliot Zuckerberg  is an American programmer, Internet entrepreneur, and philanthropist. He is the chairman, chief executive, and co-founder of the social networking website Facebook. His net worth is estimated to be US$51.2 billion, as of June 2016.
Together with his college roommates and fellow Harvard University students Eduardo Saverin, Andrew McCollum, Dustin Moskovitz, and Chris Hughes, he launched Facebook from Harvard’s dormitory rooms.The group then introduced Facebook to other campuses. Facebook expanded rapidly, with one billion users by 2012.

7 Interesting Facts About Mark Zuckerberg

 
1. Mark Zuckerberg receives a one-dollar salary as CEO of Facebook.

2. He became a billionaire as a result of Facebook’s success by 2007 at the young age of 23.

3. Facebook was originally named ‘theFacebook’ during the time of its initial release on February 4, 2004.

4. Mark Zuckerberg and his college roommates and fellow Harvard University students Eduardo Saverin, Andrew McCollum, Dustin Moskovitz, and Chris Hughes, launched Facebook from Harvard University’s dormitory rooms. The group then introduced the social networking website onto other campuses nationwide.

5. Apart from his own social networking site Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg also has accounts on Google + and Twiter. Zuckerberg had become the most followed user on Google+, outranking Google co-founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin for some time. He has maintained a private account on Twitter under the username ‘zuck’, although as of November 2014, the account’s status is suspended. Another account ‘finkd’ also belonged to him.

6. In August 2013 Mark Zuckerberg launched the Internet.org project to provide Internet access to the 5 billion people who are not connected as of the launch date. In a public Facebook post, Zuckerberg mentioned that by using a three-tier strategy, Internet.org will also create new jobs and open up new markets.

7. Mark Zuckerberg as also made several philantrophic contributions. He donated an undisclosed amount to Diaspora, an open-source personal web server that implements a distributed social networking service. Zuckerberg and his wife Priscilla Chan donated $25 million to combat the ebola virus disease, specifically the ebola virus epidemic in West Africa. He reportedly donated $100million to Newark Public Schools, the public school system of Newark, New Jersey.

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