Mark Zuckerberg

Founder & CEO | Facebook

Person

Mark Zuckerberg is the founder and CEO of Facebook, which he started in his college dorm room in 2004 with roomates Dustin Moskovitz and Chris Hughes and from New York.

Zuckerberg is responsible for setting the overall direction and product strategy for the company. He leads the design of Facebook’s service and development of its core technology and infrastructure. Mark studied computer science at Harvard University before moving the company to Palo Alto, California.

Earlier in life, Zuckerberg developed a music recommendation system called Synapse and a peer-to-peer client called Wirehog. However, he abandoned both to pursue new projects.

Zuckerberg won the 2007 Crunchie Award for ‘Best Startup CEO.’ He was the Time Magazine 2010 Person Of The Year. He also won the 2012 Crunchie Award for CEO of the year.

Social work

Mark is an active member of many charitable organizations and is in the “Oath of Gift” group, all members of which pledge to donate half of their wealth to charity. Recently, Mark announced his intention to donate 99% of his Facebook shares to charity, education, health care and the development of communication methods for people all over the world.

Family

Zuckerberg met his future wife, fellow student Priscilla Chan, at a fraternity party during his sophomore year at Harvard. They began dating in 2003.  He devotes all his free time to his wife and children.

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