Mark Zuckerberg began programming at a young age–when he was 12 he created a messaging program that his father used in his dental office, allowing the receptionist to notify him of new patients without yelling across the office.
Zuckerberg took a computer graduate class at the nearby Mercy College while still in high school
His parents even hired a computer tutor to work with the young Zuckerberg, but the tutor admitted that it quickly became difficult to stay ahead of his pupil, referring to him as a “prodigy.”
Mark Zuckerberg attended high school at Phillips Exeter Academy, a private school in New Hampshire.
He was approached by several companies with job offers (including AOL and Microsoft) before he even graduated high school, but Zuckerberg turned them all down.
Zuckerberg first launched Facebook from his dormitory at Harvard University.
He dropped out of Harvard University after his sophomore year to continue working on Facebook.
A movie was made about Zuckerberg and the birth of Facebook, called The Social Network.
Before Facebook, Zuckerberg created CourseMatch for Harvard students, helping students pick out classes based on which classes their friends were enrolled in.
He also created the infamous Facemash program, which compared pictures of two Harvard students and allowed users to vote on who was more attractive. Harvard administration shut down the program, deeming it inappropriate.
Zuckerberg was close friends with Sean Parker, the co-founder of Napster, who also became a founding president of Facebook.
Early on, many companies like Yahoo! and MTV Networks approached Zuckerberg in hopes of advertising on Facebook, but Zuckerberg turned them down, not wanting to sell out.
A settlement of 1.2 million Facebook stock shares and $20 million in cash was eventually reached.
Zuckerberg has supported numerous philanthropic causes, most famously donating $100 million to rescue the struggling Newark Public Schools system of New Jersey.
Zuckerberg has signed the “Giving Pledge” commitment, promising to donate at least 50% of his wealth over the course of his lifetime.
In 2014, Zuckerberg donated $25 million to combat the ebola virus epidemic in West Africa.
Similar to Steve Jobs, Mark Zuckerberg has a $1 annual salary as CEO of Facebook.
Zuckerberg is currently #10 on Forbe’s list of the 400 richest Americans.
Mark Elliot Zuckerberg was born to Edward, and his wife Karen, in the city of White Plains, New York, on May 14, 1984. Edward was a dentist, while Karen worked as a psychiatrist. The young boy was brought up in the village of Dobbs Ferry, along with siblings Randi, Arielle, and Donna.
He pursued his education from the ‘Ardsley High School’, New York, and later the ‘Phillips Exeter Academy’ in New Hampshire, where he exhibited flair for astronomy, mathematics, physics, English classical literature, foreign languages. He was also asked to lead the fencing team of the ‘Phillips Exeter Academy’.
While in middle school, Mark was taught ‘Atari BASIC Programming’ by his father in the 1990s. Eventually software programmer David Newman began teaching the young boy everything about programming.
The talented young child was in high school when he enrolled with ‘Mercy College’, to pursue a course in software programming. During this time, he developed a software called ‘ZuckNet’ to create a communication network between the computers in his father’s dental office and those at home.
Around the same time, he made a music player that was programmed to memorize a listener’s music choices. The programme, named ‘Synapse Media Player’, was built under the banner of a company called ‘Intelligent Media Group’, and was posted to a news website, ‘Slashdot’.
In 2010, this accomplished entrepreneur was named the ‘Person of the Year’, by ‘Times’ magazine.
In 2011, ‘The Jerusalem Post’, an Israeli newspaper, named him the one of the ‘Most Influential Jews’.
1998-2000 Ardsley High School
2000-2002 Phillips Exeter Academy
2002-2004 Harvard University
The budding software developer began attending the ‘Harvard University’, majoring in psychology and computer science. During his days at the university, he built programmes titled ‘CourseMatch’ and ‘Facemash’. While ‘CourseMatch’ helped students select their courses and decide on study groups, ‘FaceMash’ was meant for fun, allowing students to choose the best face among a selection of photos.
In the next semester, in 2004, Mark launched a new website called ‘Thefacebook.com’. He created the social networking site that along with friends Chris Hughes, Eduardo Saverin, Andrew McCollum, and Dustin Moskovitz.
He was accused of having stolen the ideas of senior students, Divya Narendra, and twins Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss, who had planned on a social media site called ‘The Harvard Connection’. As a settlement to the lawsuit, Zuckerberg had to give the three seniors Facebook shares worth 300 million dollars.
Soon, Zuckerberg quit college, and began working on his site in a new office at Palo Alto, California. In 2004, along with his friends, he introduced ‘Wirehog’, a file sharing program, as a competition to fellow Harvard student, Wayne Chang’s ‘i2hub’.
In 2005, ‘Accel Partners’, a company dealing in growth equities, funded ‘Facebook’ with 12.7 million dollars. Two years later, Mark launched ‘Facebook Platform’ to enable software developers to use ‘Facebook’ to build other applications.
Within the next year, this brilliant software programmer introduced two other services within the ‘Facebook’ platform, called ‘Beacon’ and ‘Connect’.
‘Facebook’ was initially meant for students of ‘Harvard University’, but was later distributed to other educational institutions including ‘Yale’, ‘Dartmouth’, ‘Stanford’ and ‘Columbia’.
Zuckerberg introduced a new project in 2013, titled ‘Internet.org’, in collaboration with cell phone firms like ‘Qualcomm’, ‘Samsung’, ‘Opera Software’, ‘Ericsson’, ‘Microsoft’, ‘MediaTek’, and ‘Reliance’. The aim of the project was to enable widespread use of Internet in developing countries.
The same year, this software developer became the CEO and Chairman of the company ‘Facebook, Inc.’, and was offered one dollar as salary.
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