Mark Zuckerberg is the Founder and CEO of Meta Platform Inc. Meta is the parent company that houses Facebook, WhatsApp and Instagram and many other technologies or brands.
Mark was born into a Jewish home, to the family of Mr and Mrs Ellen Zuckerberg in New York. He was raised alongside his three sisters; Arielle, Randi, and Donna. He grew up excellent in his studies and at 13, he was able to read and write Ancient Greek, French, Hebrew, and Latin.
Mark was raised to practice the Jewish religion but he chose atheism. One day he surprisingly declared that he believes God exists, but hasn’t told us which religion he wishes to join. If he had gone back to being Jewish or not.
Mark has always been s bright student. His father noticed this and saw it fit to introduce him to programming. Zuckerberg learned QBASIC and later hired a software engineer to teach him more about programming.
He attended Ardsley High School before he transferred to Phillips Exeter Academy where he finished as one of the best students.
In 2003, he gained admission into Havard University but dropped out in his sophomore year for Facebook.
How did Mark make Money
Mark started Facebook in his room in 2004 alongside his roommates Andrew McCollum, Dustin Moskovitz, Chris Hughes and Eduardo Saverin. It was initially meant for undergraduates to upload their pictures on the website to make new friends. Unexpectedly, the online platform rapidly grew beyond college campuses as different people from different works of life registered. As it grew, so it the site’s net worth. Facebook made Mark Zuckerberg a billionaire at 23years old and recorded 1billion members by 2012. And in 2016 he joined the league of top 10 richest in the world.
Priscilla Chan, Mark Zuckerberg’s Wife
Billionaire Mark Zuckerberg is currently married to his long time lover, Priscilla Chan. Dr Chan was a passionate valedictorian, the best amongst her peers. She has a degree in biology (in 2007) from Harvard and also has a medical degree with a speciality in Pediatrics from the University of California (in 2015). She met Mark in 2003 when they were both undergraduates at Harvard and they dated for 9 years before they decided to walk the aisle on 19th May 2012.
Dr Chan was born to Chinese refugees on 24th February 1985 and grew up in Massachusetts. Mark confirmed that she is a Buddist. And currently, practice her medical profession at San Francisco General Hospital.
This 37 years old is the Board Chairwoman of The Primary School. An NGO she co-founded in 2016 to give scholarships and parental care to Californians. She’s also in charge of the multi-million dollar Chan Zuckerberg Initiative.
Mr and Mrs Zuckerberg’s 10 years old marriage is blessed with two girls, Maxima and August. Maxima Zuckerberg was born on 1st December 2015. While August Zuckerberg was born on 28th August 2017.
Mark said in an interview that he only allows his kids to use social media when they want to reach out to their grandparents and aunts.
When was Mark Zuckerberg born? How old is he?
Mark Zuckerberg was born on 14th May 1984. He is 38 years old.
What’s Mark Zuckerberg’s Net Worth?
Mark, as fondly called by everyone all over the world is worth $67billion, according to Forbes. His worth keeps him on the list of the top 10 richest men alive. The majority of his worth is from his tech firm, Meta. He currently owns 12% of company stock.
What is Mark Zuckerberg’s salary?
Mark Zuckerberg’s basic salary is $1. However, is bonuses amount to $3billion per year. This is a way some chief executives reduce the taxes imposed on them by the government.
Mark, in 2020, spent $23.4millon on his security.
Mark Zuckerberg House
Mark, similar to Mike Adenuga, lives in a 5-house family mini-estate worth $37million. He decided to expand his $7million duplex by purchasing the 4 others of his neighbours when he learnt that they wanted to sell their houses to developers, who wished to sell to people interested in becoming Mark’s neighbours.
Mark Zuckerberg is a Philanthropist that contributes to the society
Mark and his wife Chan founded the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, the foundation through which they give back to society. This foundation is aimed at “personalized learning, curing disease, connecting people and building strong communities“.
In 2010, he donated $100million to improve the schools in Newark via a charity organization, he created named Startup: Education.
In 2013, he donated 18million Facebook shares, valued at about $992.2-million, to Silicon Valley Community Foundation. This foundation was created to aid in developing Silicon Valley for a better world. And Philanthropy put him on no 1 spot of philanthropists in 2014.
In 2015, they started up Chan Zuckerberg Initiative and declared a whooping 99% of Facebook shares for this course.
In 2020, the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative coughed out $4.2million for residents of Hawaiin county. This fund was used to resuscitate careers and businesses in the county that was lost to the pandemic. They called the exercise Rise to Work.