The first global social network that was created for connecting people was Facebook, which is still very popular today. The creator of Facebook is Mark Zuckerberg, and today we will be talking about how he came up with that idea that brought him billions of dollars.
Mark Zuckerberg’s zodiac sign is Taurus, as he was born on May 14, 1984. He was born in White Plains, a place found in New York, in the United States of America. He has three siblings, Randi, Donna, and Arielle. His father, Edward Zuckerberg, is a dentist, and his mother, Karen Zuckerberg, is a psychiatrist. The family lived in Dobbs Ferry.
Edward was to blame for Mark’s interest in computers. When young Mark was in middle school, his father taught him and encouraged him to learn to use Atari BASIC. Edward went so far to employ a professional software developer named David Newman for private lessons to the 11-year-Old Mark.
Two years later, when he was 13 years old, he made a computer network that was intended or his family to use. He named it ZuckNet. The system even managed to get his father to communicate with the family when he was at work. Young Mark also created a Monopoly version that you could play on a computer, and a game Risk set in the Roman Empire theme.
The Facebook creator went to Arsdley high school at first but later switched to the Phillips Exeter Academy. He was terrific in science, and he won awards for competing in math, physics, and astronomy. During his time there, he managed to create Synapse Media Player for music. AOL and Microsoft wanted to purchase the program and employ him, but he instead wanted to go to college.
During his Harvard years, he created Course Match and Facemash. Course Match is a program that was intended to aid students in choosing their right study group, and Facemash was to find the most attractive people o the campus. Despite the success of Facemash, the program used pictures without any authorization, and the women weren’t a fan, as they found it insulting. That placed him on ordeal at Harvard.
Mark Zuckerberg’s roommates were Chris Hughes, Billy Olson, and Dustin Moskovitz. Billy Olson was a theater major, while Chris Hughes was majoring in literature and history. Moskovitz was an economics major. They brainstormed all the ideas they had, and at one point in The Facebook was created.
Its purpose was to be a secure register that was supposed to give put the real details about Harvard students. In 2004 it became Facebook, as we know it today. “The web is at a really important turning point right now.
Up until recently, the default on the web has been that most things aren’t social, and most things don’t use your real identity. We’re building toward a web where the default is social,” said the billionaire.
During his second year at Harvard University, Zuckerberg met Priscilla Chan. She was studying medicine, and by 2010 they were living together. Two years later they decided to get married, and they did, on May 19, 2012. Priscilla, who is now a pediatrician, gave birth on two occasions.
The first time she gave birth to Maxima Chan Zuckerberg on December 1, 2015, and the second time was on August 28, 2007. She gave birth to a baby girl that the happy couple named August Chan Zuckerberg.
The power couple established a charity they named Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, and it is supposed to help and aid science, education, and justice.
Despite the Chan-Zuckerberg family keeping a low profile and living a normal life, without anything extravagant, Mark Zuckerberg sure loves real estate. So far, he purchased many homes, including an estate in Palo Alto, for which he spent $7 million.
His residence place is surrounded with properties he personally bought for $30 million, and a townhouse in the Mission District of San Francisco. He also owns the Kahu’aina Plantation on the island of Kauai and Pila’a Beach. The Chan-Zuckerberg explained their land purchase by stating that they are “dedicating to preserving its natural beauty.”
Mark Zuckerberg Net Worth 2024
Mark Zuckerberg’s income is continuously increasing, despite the recent scandal he had, and his many expensive travels and investments. His approximated net worth in 2024 is around $72.1 billion.