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Mark Zukerberg Biography

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The Story of Chairman and CEO:

The Story of Chairman and CEO Mark Zuckerberg http://investorzclub.blogspot.com

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Mark Elliot Zuckerberg Entrepreneur, Computer Programmer, Philanthropist Best known for: Web entrepreneur, Zuckerberg is the co-founder and CEO of the social networking site and one of the world's youngest billionaires. http://investorzclub.blogspot.com

Early Life:

Early Life Born May 14, 1984 – White Plains, NY Son of Edward & Karen Zuckerberg His father is a dentist and mother, a physician Grew up in Dobbs Ferry, NY, with his three sisters, Randi, Donna, and Arielle Graduated from Phillips Exeter Academy was raised Jewish and has described himself as an atheist. http://investorzclub.blogspot.com

Early Life:

Early Life He created a messaging program he named "Zucknet". His father used the program in his dental office. He built a music player called the Synapse Media Player that used artificial intelligence to learn the user's listening habits, Microsoft & AOL tried to purchase Synapse & recruit Zuckerberg, but he chose instead to enroll at Harvard University in September 2002 . http://investorzclub.blogspot.com

Life in Harvard University:

Life in Harvard University He built a program called CourseMatch , which helped students choose their classes based on the course selections of other users and also to help them form study groups. He also invented Facemash , which compared the pictures of two students on campus and allowed users to vote on which one was more attractive. The program became wildly popular, but was later shut down by the school administration after it was deemed inappropriate. http://investorzclub.blogspot.com

Formation of Facebook:

Formation of Facebook Mark launched Facebook from his dorm room on February 4th, 2004 Zuckerberg expanded the service quickly, offering it to all Ivy League schools by the end of the spring and more schools the following semester. The Wirehog site was created as a companion filesharing site for Facebook users, and by the end of 2004. http://investorzclub.blogspot.com

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Formation of Facebook Accel invested $12.7 million into Facebook which until then was only a „college-only network‟. Soon after adding high schools and international schools, Facebook had more than 5.5 million users in December 2005. Facebook had more than 5.5 mil­lion users in Decem­ber 2005. Zuckerberg turned down offers from companies such as Yahoo! and MTV Networks. http://investorzclub.blogspot.com

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Formation of Facebook In 2006, the creators of Harvard Connection claimed that Zuckerberg stole their idea, and insisted the software developer needed to pay for their business losses. Although an initial settlement of $65 million was reached between the two parties, the legal dispute over the matter continued well into 2011, after Narendra and the Winklevosses claimed they were misled in regards to the value of their stock. http://investorzclub.blogspot.com

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Formation of Facebook Facebook , Inc. held an initial public offering on May 17, 2012, negotiating a share price of $38 apiece, valuing the company at $104 billion, the largest valuation to date for a newly public company. After the IPO, Zuckerberg will retain a 22% ownership share in Facebook and will own 57% of the voting shares. The IPO raised $16 billion, making it the third largest in U.S. history. http://investorzclub.blogspot.com

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Philanthropic Causes In September 2010, he donated $100 million to save the failing Newark Public Schools system in New Jersey. In December 2010, Zuckerberg signed the "Giving Pledge", promising to donate at least 50 percent of his wealth to charity over the course of his lifetime. Other Giving Pledge members include Bill Gates, Warren Buffett and George Lucas. http://investorzclub.blogspot.com

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Personal Life On May 19, 2012, Zuckerberg married his longtime girlfriend Priscilla Chan. The ceremony took place in Zuckerberg's backyard under the guise that they were celebrating Chan's graduation from medical school at the University of California, San Francisco, and receipt of her M.D. degree. Chan is a pediatrician. http://investorzclub.blogspot.com

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