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Mark Zuckerberg

Mark Zuckerberg

Mark Zuckerberg is an internet entrepreneur and the founder and CEO of Facebook.

Mark Zuckerberg is an American media magnate, internet entrepreneur, and philanthropist. He is known for co-founding Facebook, Inc. and serves as its chairman, chief executive officer, and controlling shareholder. He also is a co-founder of the solar sail spacecraft development project Breakthrough Starshot and serves as one of its board members.

Born May 14, 1984 in White Plains, New York, Zuckerberg attended Harvard University, where he launched the Facebook social networking service from his dormitory room on February 4, 2004, with college 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 November 2020, Zuckerberg's net worth is $101.2 billion, making him the 4th-richest person in the world. He is the only person under 40 years old in Forbes' list of the 20 richest people.

Since 2010, Time magazine has named Zuckerberg among the 100 most influential people in the world as a part of its Person of the Year award. In December 2016, Zuckerberg was ranked 10th on Forbes list of The World's Most Powerful People.

Timeline

May 14, 1984
Mark Zuckerberg was born in White Plains.

Patents

Further reading

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Facebook shareholders are wedded to the whims of Mark Zuckerberg

Web

Documentaries, videos and podcasts

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A Day in the Life of Mark Zuckerberg

April 29, 2021

La pregunta más incómoda a Mark Zuckerberg

April 11, 2018

Mark Zuckerberg & Yuval Noah Harari in Conversation

April 26, 2019

Mark Zuckerberg Being Suspiciously Weird for 3:42 Minutes

November 1, 2021

Mark Zuckerberg jogging in Berlin

March 17, 2016

News

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By HALELUYA HADERO
December 8, 2021
AP NEWS
The company that runs the philanthropy of Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and his wife, Priscilla Chan, is investing up to $3.4 billion to advance human health over 10 to 15 years, according to a spokesperson for the organization.
By MATT O'BRIEN and BARBARA ORTUTAY
November 7, 2021
AP NEWS
When Mark Zuckerberg announced ambitious plans to build the "metaverse" -- a virtual reality construct intended to supplant the internet, merge virtual life with real life and create endless new playgrounds for everyone -- he promised that "you're going to able to do almost anything you can imagine."
By BARBARA ORTUTAY
October 28, 2021
AP NEWS
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) -- Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said his company is rebranding itself as Meta in an effort to encompass its virtual-reality vision for the future, what Zuckerberg calls the "metaverse."
By The Associated Press
October 20, 2021
AP NEWS
___Study: Fossil fuel plans would far overshoot climate goalsLONDON (AP) -- A U.N.-backed study has found that the world needs to cut by more than half its production of coal, oil and gas in the coming decade to maintain a chance of keeping global warming from reaching dangerous levels.
By MARCY GORDON
October 20, 2021
AP NEWS
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The senator leading a probe of Facebook's Instagram and its impact on young people is asking Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg to testify before the panel that has heard far-reaching criticisms from a former employee of the company.
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