Mark Zuckerberg, who is known as an American entrepreneur and an internet personality, was born on 14 May 1984. Mark has also been famous for being an internet entrepreneur, technological business magnate, philanthropist, and computer programmer. With the help of his various ventures, he has gained a huge net worth in 2023, making him one of the many billionaires in the same industry. He has been known to be a co-founder and investor in the formation of the social media website, which has popularly come to be known as Facebook.
It has been mentioned that Mark attended Harvard University, where he had first come together with his roommates, namely, Eduardo Saverin, Dustin Moskovitz, Chris Hughes, and Andrew McCollum. They all had together formed the initial launching product of the website in February 2004, titled ‘Facebook’. It had been reported that the website had only been made available to the general public of the selected few campuses which had included many colleges. With increased popularity, Facebook had started to gain many users and finally, in the year 2012, it was reported that the total number of people using Facebook had gone over 1 billion users.
Mark Zuckerberg Net Worth 2024
Mark is known to be the billionaire owner of the parent company of the social media website Facebook, also known as the Meta Platforms (previously called Facebook Inc.). For the parent company, it has been reported that Mark has been holding the positions of executive chairman, and CEO and has the ownership interest in the company as a controlling shareholder. The company had been made to go public when in the year 2012, Mark announced that Facebook was ready for the same by coming out with its major shares.
By the year 2007, Mark had joined the list of richest people in the world, by becoming a billionaire. This feat came to him at the age of 23 when he became the youngest person to become a billionaire all over the world. As Facebook became popular, it started to generate huge amounts in revenue for Mark and as a result, Mark has decided to put a large chunk of these funds into organizing various charitable and philanthropic endeavours. For example, he had used the funds to establish and create the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative.
Mark Zuckerberg Bio & Earnings Overview
|14th May 1984
|White Plains, US
|Chan Zuckerberg Initiative
|Person of the Year (Time), a part of the Most Powerful People in the World (Forbes), etc.
|Randi, Arielle and Donna
|Ardsley High School
|Harvard University (dropout)
|Over 70 kg
|Over 100 billion USD
Mark Zuckerberg’s Early Life, Age & Family
Mark Elliot Zuckerberg, a business magnate who had become the youngest billionaire in the world with Facebook, was born on 14 May 1984. He spent most of his early childhood years growing up in the White Plains in New York City, US. In the White Plains, he had lived where he had been raised by his parents, namely, Edward Zuckerberg (his father), who had also worked as a dentist, and Karen Zuckerberg (his mother), who had worked as a psychiatrist in the city. His early family had immigrated from Austria, Poland, and Germany to the US.
It has also been stated that Mark had been raised in a Reform Jewish denomination family, with his siblings, namely, Arielle, Donna, and Randi (his sisters). For his schooling, Mark had also attended Ardsley High School before he transferred to go to the Philips Exeter Academy. It has also been reported that Mark had started to write code for computers by the time he had completed school. In his early college education, he had been termed as the “programming prodigy” at Harvard University. In high school, he had also tried building a music player, the Synapse Media Player.
Mark Zuckerberg’s Career Beginnings & Breakthrough
At Harvard, Mark had studied the theories and subjects of computer science and psychology, after he had begun to take regular classes in the year 2002. By his sophomore year, he had written a program for the students who had been facing difficulties in selecting courses based on others’ choices, with the title “Coursematch”. In his other project, he created the “Facemash”, which was a program that allowed students to select best looking photos from a group of pictures.
In 2004, he started to program a new project titled “TheFacebook” with his roommates, and as per the reports, the inspiration for the project had come from his schooling days. This led to the launch of “Facebook” in February 2004, for which he had later been accused by 3 Harvard seniors of misleading them. This resulted later in a lawsuit against Zuckerberg, which has been resolved now by a settlement. Later, Mark also decided to drop out to complete his project and with his roommates, he moved to Palo Alto.
Mark Zuckerberg’s Latest News & Earnings
In the latest reports, it has been revealed that there could be a cage fight between the tech giants and entrepreneurs, Mark Zuckerberg and Elon Musk. In the reports, it has been said that the latest tweet by Musk shows that the exact date for the future fight has still not been decided by both parties. This has been due to the reason that Musk had recently completed an MRI and as per the reports, he might need to go through surgery as a result of it. In previous updates, Mark had suggested the date of 26th August 2023 as the official fight schedule, to which Musk had not responded then.
It has also been suggested by Musk that the fight be made available for the general public on his platform, X. It has been suggested that using Musk’s platform will help raise more money for charitable work, as a result. In the recent reports that have come out for the Meta Companies, it has been shown that the revenues have leapt for this year, which has resulted in a 9 billion USD addition to Facebook’s founder and billionaire’s net worth in 2023.