Mark Zuckerberg Biography

Mark Zuckerberg Biography

Mark Zuckerberg

Who Is He: Computer programmer, Internet entrepreneur. He is the chairman, chief executive officer, and co-founder of Facebook.
Born:  14 May, 1984.
Birth Place: White Plains, New York, U.S.. 
Birth Name: Mark Elliot Zuckerberg.
Height: 5feet 7inches (1.71m).
We Know Him From: 2004.
Net Worth: US$59.4 billion (April 2017).

Biography: Born into a comfortable, well-educated family in White Plains, New York. His mother, Karen (Kempner) was a psychiatrist, and father, Edward Zuckerberg was a dentist. Mark was raised in the nearby village of Dobbs Ferry. His father, Edward Zuckerberg, ran a dental practice attached to the family's home. His mother, Karen, worked as a psychiatrist before the birth of the couple's four children—Mark, Randi, Donna and Arielle. Zuckerberg was raised Jewish and had his Bar Mitzvah when he turned 13. He studied in Ardsley High School and used to excel his classes. He transferred to the exclusive private school Phillips Exeter Academy, in New Hampshire, in his junior year, where he won prizes in science (math, astronomy, and physics) and classical studies. On his college application, Zuckerberg claimed that he could read and write French, Hebrew, Latin, and ancient Greek. He was captain of the fencing team.

Zuckerberg began using computers and writing software in middle school. His father taught him Atari BASIC Programming in the 1990s, and later hired software developer David Newman to tutor him privately.  He enjoyed developing computer programs, especially communication tools and games. In one program, since his father's dental practice was operated from their home, he built a software program he called "ZuckNet" that allowed all the computers between the house and dental office to communicate with each other.

After graduating from Exeter in 2002, Zuckerberg enrolled at Harvard University.While in college, he built a program called CourseMatch, which helped students choose their classes based on the course selections of other users and helped them form study group. 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 and also prevented students from accessing the Internet. On February 4, 2004, Zuckerberg launched "Thefacebook", originally located at thefacebook.com.

Relationship Status: Married to Priscilla Chan (2012)
 




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