Mark Zuckerberg

Mark Zuckerberg
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Zuckerberg in April 2019
Born (1984-05-14) May 14, 1984 (age 37)
Occupation
  • Media proprietor
  • internet entrepreneur
  • philanthropist
Years active2004–present
Title
Spouse(s)
(m. 2012)
Children2
Relatives
Websitefacebook.com/zuck
Signature
Mark Zuckerberg Signature.svg

Mark Elliot Zuckerberg (/ˈzʌkərbɜːrɡ/; born (1984-05-14)May 14, 1984) is an American media magnate, internet entrepreneur, and philanthropist. He is known for co-founding Facebook and serves as its chairman, chief executive officer, and controlling shareholder.[1][2] He also is a co-founder of the solar sail spacecraft development project Breakthrough Starshot and serves as one of its board members.[3]

Zuckerberg attended Harvard University, where he launched the Facebook social networking service from his dormitory room in February 2004 with his roommates Eduardo Saverin, Andrew McCollum, Dustin Moskovitz, and Chris Hughes. Originally launched to select college campuses, the site expanded rapidly and eventually beyond colleges, reaching one billion users by 2012. Zuckerberg took the company public in May 2012 with majority shares. In 2007, at age 23, he became the world's youngest self-made billionaire. As of October 2021, Zuckerberg's net worth is $122 billion,[4] making him the 5th-richest person in the world.[4]

Since 2008, Time magazine has named Zuckerberg among the 100 most influential people in the world as a part of its Person of the Year award, which he was recognized with in 2010.[5][6][7] In December 2016, Zuckerberg was ranked 10th on Forbes list of The World's Most Powerful People.[8]

  1. ^ Napach, Bernice (July 26, 2013). "Facebook Surges and Mark Zuckerberg Pockets $3.8 Billion". Yahoo! Finance.
  2. ^ Hiltzik, Michael (May 20, 2012). "Facebook shareholders are wedded to the whims of Mark Zuckerberg". Los Angeles Times. Archived from the original on December 2, 2017.
  3. ^ Lee, Seung (April 13, 2016). "Mark Zuckerberg just joined a new project to explore the universe faster". Newsweek. Retrieved March 29, 2020.
  4. ^ a b "Bloomberg Billionaires Index: Mark Zuckerberg". Bloomberg L.P. Retrieved October 5, 2021. Cite magazine requires |magazine= (help)
  5. ^ "Mark Zuckerberg". Forbes.
  6. ^ Grossman, Lev (December 15, 2010). "Person of the Year 2010: Mark Zuckerberg". Time. Archived from the original on August 17, 2013.
  7. ^ "The All-Time TIME 100 of All Time". Time. April 18, 2012. Archived from the original on April 19, 2012. Retrieved April 20, 2012.
  8. ^ "The World's Most Powerful People". Forbes. December 2016. Retrieved December 14, 2016.

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