Mark Zuckerberg Mark Zuckerberg is an American programmer and internet entrepreneur. He is the co-founder of Facebook and currently serves as its chairman and chief executive officer. His net worth is estimated at $63.3 billion as of May 2017, and he is ranked fifth in the Forbes world dollar billionaire rankings.
Place of birth and education. Born May 14, 1984 in White Plains, New York, USA to a Jewish family. Father is a dentist, mother is a psychiatrist. His grandparents were from Germany, Austria and Poland. In his school years he was engaged in computer programming, developed a network version of the game "Risk".
Career. After turning down job offers from AOL and Microsoft, he entered Harvard University in the psychology department. It was at Harvard that Zuckerberg, together with Chris Hughes and Dustin Moskowitz, began to create the social network Facebook. He was financially assisted by a student of Brazilian origin, Eduardo Saverin. His attempts to remove Saverin from the management of the company in 2005 became the subject of legal proceedings.
In January 2009, in Palo Alto, he met Yuri Milner. On May 26, 2009, an agreement was signed under which DST bought a 1.96% stake in Facebook for $200 million.
Facebook. Zuckerberg became rich thanks to the natural need of people to communicate and their desire for fame. In February 2004, he created the Facebook social network, in which users were invited to post photos and any information about themselves: from scientific and creative interests to gastronomic and love preferences. Within four years, the usual social portal of the university has become a favorite Internet address for millions of registered users. Facebook has become popular among students mainly because of the convenience of self-organization into groups, courses and hangouts that already exist offline in universities. As of the end of December 2008, the site had over 80,000 active members, up from 350,000 in November 2009, and the number of users is constantly growing. In most English-speaking countries, it is the most popular social network. Conceived as a social networking site for Harvard students, Facebook has become the world's first social network. Today, Forbes magazine estimates the site's annual sales at $150 million.
Financial condition. Having become rich, Mark Zuckerberg became the youngest billionaire in history, since he owns 24% of Facebook. In March 2010, Forbes magazine recognized him as one of the youngest billionaires on its list with a fortune of $4 billion. In the list of the richest Americans published by Forbes magazine in September 2010, Zuckerberg ranked 29th with a fortune of $7 billion.
At the beginning of 2010, his fortune was estimated at $ 6.9 billion, and in 2010 it increased by 245%. In the ranking of the 400 richest people in the United States, published by Forbes magazine in 2011, Zuckerberg ranked 14th with a fortune of $17.5 billion.
On March 10, 2013, Mark Zuckerberg was in the Top 10 youngest billionaires, according to Forbes he was ranked 2nd in the ranking, his fortune totaled $13.3 billion. On September 16, 2013, Mark Zuckerberg with a personal fortune of $19 billion was again in 20th list, according to Forbes magazine, he took the same place in 2011, before the IPO of Facebook in May 2012.
In December 2014, Mark was ranked 14th in the Forbes Top 15 with a net worth of $33.6 billion.
As of January 2018, Mark Zuckerberg's net worth was estimated at $74 billion.
In July 2018, he became the third richest person on Earth after Jeff Bezos. and Bill Gates with $81.6 billion, beating Warren Buffett.
Regalia. In 2010, Time magazine named Zuckerberg its Person of the Year. Since 2010, Mark has been on the Forbes list of the most influential people in the world. In 2018, he took the 13th place in this rating, although he had previously reached the 10th position.
Charity. In December 2015, Zuckerberg announced that he would donate nearly all of his fortune to charity. "We will give away 99% of our shares to Facebook - currently it is about $45 billion - throughout our lives to join many others to improve this world for the next generation”, the billionaire wrote on his Facebook page.
On September 21, 2016, Mark Zuckerberg and his wife Priscilla Chan announced the launch of a new project, Chan Zuckerberg Science, as part of the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative. The project is aimed at combating various diseases, 3 billion rubles will be spent on it over 10 years.
Picture in cinema. Jesse Eisenberg plays Mark Zuckerberg in The Social Network. The film depicts the history of the creation of the social network Facebook, the relationship between Mark and Saverin, co-founder of Facebook, from the inception of Facebook to Saverin's legal cases with Zuckerberg.
In the second episode of the 22nd season of The Simpsons, Zuckerberg voiced himself.
Interesting Facts. Mark Zuckerberg received an honorary doctorate in law from Harvard University, from which he dropped out 12 years ago.
Family. On May 19, 2012, Mark Zuckerberg married his longtime girlfriend Priscilla Chan. On December 2, 2015, the couple had a daughter, Maxim Chan (Max).
In August 2017 at Mark Zuckerberg and his wife Priscilla Chan had a second daughter, who was named August.
May 13, 2023