Mark Zuckerberg, Investment, Asset Biography and Net Worth

Mark Zuckerberg is a world business leader, entrepreneur, investor, programmer, author, philanthropist and the founder, chairman and chief executive officer of Facebook, which happens to be the most popularly social media in the world and also one of the most successful companies in the planet. He was born on 14th May 1984 in White Plains, New York in the United States of America. He is currently 33 years old.

Mark Zuckerberg mother’s name is Karen Zuckerberg, she is a psychiatrist and his father’s name is Edward Zuckerberg, he is a dentist. Mark Zuckerberg ancestors came from Germany, Austria and Poland. He and his three sisters, Randi, Donna and Arielle were brought up in Dobbs Ferry, New York, a small Westchester County village about 21 miles north of Midtown Manhattan.

Mark Zuckerberg attended Ardsley High School in New York, United States of America. While still at Ardsley High School in New York, Mark Zuckerberg excelled in classes because he was absolutely intelligent. He was later transferred to a private school known as Phillips Exeter Academy in New Hampshire in United States. While in his junior year at Phillips Exeter Academy, Mark Zuckerberg won prizes in science such as math, astronomy, physics and classical studies.

In his youth, he also attended the Johns Hopkins Centre for Talented Youth summer camp. On his college application, Mark Zuckerberg stated that he could read and write French, Hebrew, Latin and ancient Greek. During his days at Johns Hopkins Centre for Talented Youth summer camp, he was the captain of the fencing team.

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After completing his high school education, Mark Zuckerberg attended Harvard University in United States of America where he launched Facebook from his dormitory room on 4th February 2004 with his college roommates: Eduardo Saverin, Andrew McCollum, Dustin Moskovitz and Chris Hughes.

After which the group began expanding the company across college campuses, it expanded rapidly, reaching one billion users by 2012. Mark Zuckerberg took the company public in May 2012 with majority shares.

Mark Zuckerberg began using computers and writing software in middle school. His father taught him Atari Basic Programming in the early 1990s and later hired software developer named David Newman to tutor him privately. Mark Zuckerberg took a graduate course in the subject at Mercy Academy.

Mark Zuckerberg during his high school years had worked under the company named “Intelligent Media Group” to build a music player called the Synapse Media Player. The device used machine learning to learn the user’s listening habits, which was posted to Slashdot and received a rating of 3 out of 5 from PC Magazine. By the time Mark Zuckerberg began classes at Harvard University, he had already achieved a reputation as a programming prodigy. He studied Psychology and Computer Science at Harvard University and belonged to Alpha Epsilon Pi and Kirkland House.

In his sophomore year, Mark Zuckerberg wrote a program that he called CourseMatch, which allowed users to make class selection decisions based on the choices of other students and also to help them form study groups. A short time later, he created a different program he initially called FaceMash that let students select the best looking person from a choice of photos.

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On 4th February 2004, Mark Zuckerberg launched Facebook from his Harvard University dormitory room. According to him, his early inspiration to launch Facebook was from Phillip Exeter Academy, the prep school from which he graduated in 2002. During that time, he published his fellow student directory known as “The Photo Address Book” which students referred to as “The Facebook”.

Such photo directories were an important part of the student’s social experience at many private schools. With that, students were able to list attributes such as their class, years, friends and telephone numbers.

In 2010, Time magazine listed Mark Zuckerberg as one of the 100 wealthiest and most influential people in the world as a part of its personality of the Year Award. In December 2016, Mark Zuckerberg was ranked 10th position on Forbes list of the World’s Most Powerful People on the planet.

In 2012, Mark Zuckerberg got married to Priscilla Chan and the marriage is currently blessed with two beautiful kids namely Maxima Chan Zuckerberg and August Chan Zuckerberg. Mark Zuckerberg is currently living in a mansion worth millions of dollars with his family in Palo Alto, California in the United States of America.

On 10th April 2018 and 11th April 2018, Mark Zuckerberg began testifying before the United States Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation regarding the usage of personal data by Facebook in relation to the Facebook-Cambridge Analytical data breach. Unfortunately, Mark Zuckerberg refused a request to appear before the Parliamentary Committee in the United Kingdom to give evidence on the matter.

Mark Zuckerberg is an active humanitarian and a philanthropist, having donated his parts of his wealth to the less privilege, handicap and those born with disability. In October 2014, Mark Zuckerberg and his wife Priscilla Chan Zuckerberg donated US$25 million to combat the Ebola virus disease, specifically in the West African countries where the Ebola virus epidemic was rampage.

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In 2016, Mark Zuckerberg foundation announced that it would give $600 million to Biohub, a location in San Francisco’s Mission Bay District near the University of California, San Francisco, to allow for easy interaction and collaboration between scientists at University of California, University of Berkeley and Stanford University.

Mark Zuckerberg is currently the fifth richest and most influential man in the world with an estimated net worth of $66.4 billion.


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