Mark Zuckerberg Net Worth, Career and Life

Mark Elliot Zuckerberg was born on May 14, 1984. He is an American media magnate, internet entrepreneur, and philanthropist. He is famous for co-founding Facebook, Inc. and serves as its chairman, chief executive officer, and controlling shareholder. He also is a co-founder of the solar sail spacecraft development project Breakthrough Starshot and serves as one of its board members.(wikipedia)

 

Early Life

Mark Zuckerberg was born in White Plains, New York on the 14th of May, 1984. His father a dentist whereas his mother is a psychiatrist,

Mark Zuckerberg was raised with his three sisters, Randi, Donna, and Arielle, in Dobbs Ferry, New York, which is a small Westchester County village just north of Midtown Manhattan.

He attending Ardsley High School, before transferring to Phillips Exeter Academy, a private school in New Hampshire. Zuckerberg excelled at school and won various awards in science.

Zuckerberg and Facebook:

Zuckerberg launched Facebook from his Harvard dorm room On February 4, 2004. An earlier inspiration for Facebook may have come from Phillips Exeter Academy, the prep school from which Zuckerberg graduated in 2002.

Initially, Facebook was only for members of Harvard. It then spread to other schools, beginning with Columbia University, New York University, Stanford, Dartmouth, Cornell, University of Pennsylvania, Brown, and Yale.

This was where the popularity began to grow; and the site then went global, reaching 500 million users by 2010. The office moved from Harvard to California, and the team grew significantly. Nowadays, Facebook is the hub for people to catch up with their friend’s activities, and one of the biggest sources of news on the web.

Early Life

Mark Zuckerberg was born in White Plains, New York on the 14th of May, 1984. His mother is a psychiatrist, and his father a dentist.

Mark was raised with his three sisters, Randi, Donna, and Arielle, in Dobbs Ferry, New York, which is a small Westchester County village just north of Midtown Manhattan.

He attending Ardsley High School, before transferring to Phillips Exeter Academy, a private school in New Hampshire. Zuckerberg excelled at school and won various awards in science.

Career

On February 4, 2004, Zuckerberg launched Facebook from his Harvard dorm room. An earlier inspiration for Facebook may have come from Phillips Exeter Academy, the prep school from which Zuckerberg graduated in 2002.

Initially, Facebook was only for members of Harvard. It then spread to other schools, beginning with Columbia University, New York University, Stanford, Dartmouth, Cornell, University of Pennsylvania, Brown, and Yale.

This was where the popularity began to grow; and the site then went global, reaching 500 million users by 2010. The office moved from Harvard to California, and the team grew significantly. Nowadays, Facebook is the hub for people to catch up with their friend’s activities, and is one of the biggest sources of news on the web.

In early 2018, a data breach occurred, where millions of Facebook users’ personal data was harvested without consent by Cambridge Analytica to be used for predominantly political advertising.

This data break was the largest known leak in Facebook history and resulted in Mark Zuckerberg having to testify before Congress, to ensure how safe user’s data really was in Facebook’s hands.

As of 2020, Mark Zuckerberg’s net worth is estimated to be $98 billion; he is quickly catching up to the likes of Bill Gates and Jeff Bezos.

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