Mark Zuckerberg life and biography

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Mark Zuckerberg biography

Date of birth : 1984-05-14
Date of death : -
Birthplace : White Plains, New York
Nationality : American
Category : Politics
Last modified : 2011-06-23
Credited as : Computer programmer, internet entrepreneur, CEO of Facebook

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Mark Elliot Zuckerberg is an American computer programmer and Internet entrepreneur. He is best known for creating the social networking site Facebook, of which he is chief executive and president.

The success of Facebook made Zuckerberg a paper billionaire at the age of 24; Forbes ranked him in 2010 as the 35th richest American, a 26-year-old worth nearly $7 billion. The details of how Mark Zuckerberg founded Facebook in 2004, while a student at Harvard, have been the subject of legal battles ever since between Zuckerberg and fellow students who claim a part (or more) in its beginnings. Zuckerberg's computer prowess isn't in question -- in high school he created an mp3 program that drew generous offers from Microsoft (which he turned down), and at Harvard he had a reputation for being a programming whiz. Whether it was Zuckerberg's idea or not, he did create the technical platform for what became Facebook. A few months later he left Harvard and secured funding in Silicon Valley, and by 2008 Zuckerberg was listed in Forbes as one of the 400 richest Americans. The story behind Facebook spawned a book, The Accidental Billionaires (2009, by Ben Mezrich), which became a David Fincher film, The Social Network (2010).

Mark Zuckerberg promised $100 million to New Jersey schools in September of 2010... Zuckerberg was played by actor Jesse Eisenberg in The Social Network.

In 2010, Zuckerberg was named Time magazine's Person of the Year. As of 2011, his personal wealth was estimated to be $13.5 billion.

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