24 Interesting & Lesser Known Facts About Mark Zuckerberg

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24 Interesting & Lesser Known Facts About Mark Zuckerberg

19 Jul , 2016  

Mark Zuckerberg, man who changed the way we connect to our people and even the way we use the internet. He is the co-founder and CEO of leading social media platform, Facebook. As per Forbes Global Rich List 2016, Mark Zuckerberg holds the sixth richest person in the world with the net worth of 44.6 Billion USD. He is most talked person and one of the most inspirational person we have in today’s time; the more we talk about him, the less it is. Today, Lets know some lesser known facts about Mark Zuckerberg.

 

 

  1. At age of 23, Zuckerberg became the youngest billionaire in the world in the year 2008, according to a Forbes estimate. In World’s Billionaires list he was ranked 785.
  2. Zuckerberg, in his college days, invented Facemash, a program that was designed with the tenacity of finding out who is the most attractive person on campus. Later, the domain Facemash.com, the predecessor to Facebook that was built in 2003, was sold in 2010 for 30201 dollars.
  3. When he was in school, he co-developed a music app called Synapse Media Player. Tech giants Microsoft and AOL wanted to hire him but he chose to join Harvard University.
  4. Mark Zuckerberg dropped out of Harvard University to devote himself full-time to Facebook
  5. Zuckerberg at the age of 13, created a basic computer network for his family named Zucknet, that allowed the computers in the family and his father’s dental office to send messages to each other through pinging.
  6. The Time magazine, since 2010, has named Zuckerberg among the 100 wealthiest and most influential people in the world as a part of its Person of the Year distinction. And, in 2011, Zuckerberg ranked first on the list of the “Most Influential Jews in the World” by The Jerusalem Post.
  7. Mark Zuckerberg has red-green color-blindness, that is the reason why Facebook is Blue in color.
  8. Zuckerberg is so busy that he wears same gray T-shirt almost everyday because states it saves his time in the morning.24 Interesting & Lesser Known Facts About Mark Zuckerberg
  9. You won’t believe that, Mark Zuckerberg’s annual salary at Facebook is 1 USD.
  10. Zuckerberg is born to Jewish parents and considers himself an atheist.
  11. When he was very young, Zuckerberg’s parents hired a computer tutor for him but the tutor couldn’t keep up with his learning abilities. A ‘prodigy’, he called him.
  12. Zuckerberg met his wife Priscilla Chan during his sophomore year, at a party, while waiting in the queue to the restroom.
  13. He learnt Chinese in the year of 2010, just to communicate with Priscilla Chan’s family members.
  14. Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan got married in the year 2012 and he himself designed the wedding ring, which is a ruby lined either sides by diamonds.
  15. Mark Zuckerberg & Priscilla Chan became parents on 30th November 2015, and named their daughter Maxima Chan Zuckerberg.24 Interesting & Lesser Known Facts About Mark Zuckerberg
  16. As per a report in Business Insider, Zuckerberg doesn’t own a TV.
  17. His friends call him ‘Zuck’ while his mother calls him ‘Princely’.
  18. Zuckerberg owns a Hungarian sheepdog named Beast, which has a Facebook page with over 2 Million fans
  19. Zuckerberg turned vegetarian in 2011 and stated that he would only eat the meat of animals that he killed himself.
  20. In July 2011, Zuckerberg became the most followed user on Google’s social network Google+, surpassing its co-founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin.
  21. He signed The Giving Pledge along with Bill Gates and Warren Buffett in 2010 according to which, he shall donate half of his wealth to charity.
  22. Zuckerberg is involved in several legal battles: He was a billionaire at the age of 23 and he has been accused of intellectual theft, blasphemy and failure to uphold a contract. His longest-running legal battle was with twins Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss who claimed that Zuckerberg had stolen their idea for Facebook.
  23. Interestingly, Zuckerberg cannot be blocked on Facebook, Give it a try!
  24. Mark Zuckerberg Business Card reads, “I’m CEO, Bitch!”24 Interesting & Lesser Known Facts About Mark Zuckerberg

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