Monday, September 27, 2010

Mark Zuckerberg - Facebook

Birth Name:- Mark Elliot Zuckerberg
BirthDate:- May 14, 1984
Birth Place:- White Plains, New York
Nationality:- American
Education:-Phillips Exeter Academy Attended Harvard College
Occupation:-Co-founder, CEO & President of Facebook
Net worth:-US$6.9 billion uptill (2010)

Zuckerberg Mark Elliot is an American entrepreneur who co-founded the social networking site Facebook. Zuckerberg co-founded Facebook with fellow classmates Dustin Moskovitz, Eduardo Saverin, and Chris Hughes while attending Harvard. He is a billionaire due to his 24% share of Facebook.

Zuckerberg launched Facebook from his Harvard dormitory room on February 4, 2004. The idea for Facebook came from his days at Phillips Exeter Academy, which, like most colleges and prep schools, had a long-standing tradition of publishing an annual student directory with headshot photos of students, faculty and staff known as the "Facebook” Once at college, Zuckerberg's Facebook started off as just a "Harvard thing" until Zuckerberg decided to spread Facebook to other schools, enlisting the help of roommate Dustin Moskovitz. They first spread it to Stanford, Dartmouth, Columbia, New York University, Cornell, Brown and Yale, and then to other schools with 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 during the summer of 2004. According to Zuckerberg, the group planned to return to Harvard in the fall but eventually decided to remain in California.
On July 21, 2010, Zuckerberg reported on the Facebook blog that the company reached the 500 million-user mark.

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