"The biggest risk is not taking any risk... In a world that changing really quickly, the only strategy that is guaranteed to fail is not taking risks."
Mark Zuckerberg is the co-founder and CEO of the famous social networking site Facebook. His full name is Mark Elliot Zuckerberg and in 2007, he became the world's youngest billionaire at the age of 23.
Mark was enthusiastic about the Computer and Software since childhood. He learned Atari BASIC Programming at an early age and took a computer graduate class at the nearby Mercy College while still in high school. When Zuckerberg was just 12, he created a messaging program 'Zucknet' through Atari BASIC Programming and allowed all the computers within a house to communicate with each other. Mark works under the company 'Intelligent Media Group' and created a music software called Synapse.
In 2004, Zuckerberg founded Facebook from his dorm room at Harvard University along with his friend Eduardo Saverin, Andrew McCollum, Dustin Moskovitz, and Chris Hughes. They ran the site out of a dorm room at college but it expanded quickly and by the end of 2004, Facebook had 1 million users. Mark dropped out of college after his sophomore year to give his full time to Facebook. The site reaching billions of users by 2012 and mark took the company public in the mid of the year.
In 2010, Zuckerberg was the 'Person of the Year', according to the Times magazine and he was also on the list of Fortune 500 as the youngest CEO in 2013. In the Forbes ten richest people list 2018 he is the only person under 50, and in the Top 20 Billionaires list, Mark is the only person who is under the age of 40.
- Mark Zuckerberg was born on May 14, 1984, in White Plains, New York to Karen, a psychiatrist, and Edward, a dentist
- He has three sisters Randi, Donna and Arielle. All were brought up in Dobbs Ferry, New York
- He married Priscilla Chan, a Chinese-American medical student he met at Harvard. They are the proud parents of Maxima Chan Zuckerberg and August Chan Zuckerberg
- A movie called 'The Social Network' was made on Zuckerberg and Facebook
- He donated $25 million to combat the Ebola virus epidemic in West Africa and promised to donate at least 50% of his wealth throughout his lifetime.