Mark Zuckerberg-The Face Behind Facebook

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Understanding people is not a waste of time.

– Mark Zuckerberg

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Name Mark Elliot Zuckerberg
Birth date may 14 1984(age 27)
Birthplace white plains,new york,us.
occupation enterpreneur,computer programmer, philanthropist
education phillips Exeter Academy, Harvard university
current position founder and CEO of Facebook(24% shareholder)
awards person of  the year 2010
website www.facebook.com/markzuckerberg

 

 

 

Biography

Mark Elliot Zuckerberg (may 14 1984)was born to Karen, a psychiatrist, and Edward Zuckerberg, a dentist.He is known for facebook a social utility which helps to connect people across the globe which he co-founded in 2004 and is the executive officer of Facebook.

At Ardsley High School, Zuckerberg had excelled in the classics before transferring to Phillips Exeter Academy in his junior year, where he won prizes in science (math, astronomy, and physics) and classical studies (on his college application, Zuckerberg listed as non-English languages he could read and write: French, Hebrew, Latin, and ancient Greek) and was a fencing star and captain of the fencing team. In college, he was known for reciting lines from epic poems such as The Iliad.

At age of 12, mark created a messaging program called bucket using atari basic.futher he also created computer games with his friends.
. “I had a bunch of friends who were artists,” he said. “They’d come over, draw stuff, and I’d build a game out of it.”

David Newman was a private computer tutor of mark who visited him once a week.  Newman later told reporters that it was hard to stay ahead of the prodigy, who began taking graduate courses at nearby Mercy College around this same time.

Zuckerberg later studied at Phillips Exeter Academy, an exclusive preparatory school in New Hampshire. There he showed talent in fencing, becoming the captain of the school’s team. He also excelled in literature, earning a diploma in classics. Yet Zuckerberg remained fascinated by computers and continued to work on developing new programs. While still in high school, he created an early version of the music software Pandora, which he called Synapse. Several companies—including AOL and Microsoft—expressed an interest in buying the software, and hiring the teenager before graduation. He declined the offers.

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he becomes a graduate from the exterior in 2002 and enrolled at Harvard University. By his sophomore year at the ivy league institution, he had developed a reputation as the go-to software developer on campus. It was at that time that he built a program called CourseMatch, which helped students choose their classes based on the course selections of other users.later he invented FACEMASK which compared the images of two images and also allowed users to vote it,it become wildly popular but was shut down by school administration calling it inappropriate.

“IT LOOKS LIKE FACEMASK WAS THE IDEA BEHIND FACEBOOK”

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Once at college, Zuckerberg’s Facebook started off as just a “Harvard thing” until Zuckerberg decided to spread it to other schools, enlisting the help of roommate Dustin Moskovitz. They first started it at Stanford, Dartmouth, Columbia, New York University, Cornell, Penn, Brown, and Yale, and then at other schools that had social contacts with Harvard.

Zuckerberg moved to Palo Alto, California, with Moskovitz and some friends. They leased a small house that served as an office. Over the summer, Zuckerberg met Peter Thiel who invested in the company. They got their first office in mid-2004. According to Zuckerberg, the group planned to return to Harvard but eventually decided to remain in California. They had already turned down offers by major corporations to buy out Facebook. In an interview in 2007, Zuckerberg explained his reasoning.

It’s not because of the amount of money. For me and my colleagues, the most important thing is that we create an open information flow for people. Having media corporations owned by conglomerates is just not an attractive idea to me.

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