Mark Zuckerberg

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Mark Zuckerberg

He is an American computer programmer and Internet entrepreneur. He is best known for co-creating the social networking site Facebook. Image Courtesy:topnews.in

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Mark Zuckerberg
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Early life

He was born on May14, 1984 in White Plains, New York to Karen and Edward Zuckerberg. At the age of 12 he developed a software program called Zucknet which allowed all the computers between the house and dental office of his father to communicate by pinging each other. Image Courtesy:technicalathma.com

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Early life
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Harvard Years

He studied psychology and computer science in Harvard. He wrote a program called CourseMatch and later created a different program Facemash that let students select the best looking person from a choice of photos. Image Courtesy:viainstapaper.com

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Harvard Years
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Foundation for Facebook

An earlier inspiration for Facebook came from Phillips Exeter Academy, the prep school from which Zuckerberg graduated in 2002. It published its own student directory. Image Courtesy:armenianweekly.com

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Foundation for Facebook
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Launch of Facebook

Zuckerberg launched Facebook from his Harvard dormitory room on February 4, 2004. Image Courtesy:forbes.com

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Launch of Facebook
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How facebook got its name

In Phillips Exeter Academy, they published their own student directory , “The Photo Address Book” which the students referred to as “The Facebook”. Image Courtesy:blog.steffanantonas.com

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How facebook got its name
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TIME Magazine’s Person of the Year 2010

Zuckerberg was named four times in Time 100 respectively in 2009 as one of the 100 influential people of the world, in 2010 as Time magazine's Person of the Year, in 2011 as one of the 100 influential people of the world and in 2012 in "The All-Time TIME 100 of All Time" by Joel Stein in Time. Image Courtesy:freshnessmag.com

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TIME Magazine’s Person of the Year 2010
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Youngest Billionaire

As of 2012, his personal wealth is estimated to be $17.5 billion, making him one of the world's youngest billionaires. Image Courtesy:articles.businessinsider.com

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Youngest Billionaire
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Social Network-Movie on Zuckerberg

A movie based on Zuckerberg and the founding years of Facebook, The Social Network was released on October 1, 2010, and stars Jesse Eisenberg as Zuckerberg. Zuckerberg was told about the film, he responded, "I just wished that nobody made a movie of me while I was still alive." Image Courtesy:rocktheworldbook.com

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Philanthropist

Zuckerberg donated an undisclosed amount to Diaspora, an open-source personal web server that implements a distributed social networking service. He donated $100 million to Newark Public Schools, the public school system of Newark, New Jersey. Image Courtesy:style-detroit.com

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