Facebook has turned out to be one of the most visited and most popular social media sites in the world. In the middle of social media explosion that has brought numerous types of social networking sites, Facebook still manages to stay on top of the competition. Up to this day, the number of people who use Facebook has reached more than 500 millions worldwide and it keeps on increasing everyday. This widely popular social networking site never seems to show any sign of slowing down when it comes to developing its features. This would be the most effective way to keep their popularity and stay on top of the social networking competition.
When it comes to talking about the impressive success of Facebook in the industry of social networking, we cannot resist ourselves from describing the creator of this social networking site, Mark Zuckerberg. His success story and his Facebook have inspired many people all over the world in many different ways. He was only 19 years old when he stumbled upon a networking site that tries to connect its users with other people. After a few years, his great invention has made himself a millionaire. If you happen to be a Facebook member or do have a great interest in Mark Zuckerberg’s success story, feel free to read the rest of this article.
Biography of Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg
Mark Elliot Zuckerberg comes from an educated family. He was the second child that was born on May 14, 1984. With three sisters in his family, Mark Zuckerberg turns out to be the only son from Edward Zuckerberg and Karen Zuckerberg. His father works as a dentist while his mother is known as a psychiatrist. Mark Zuckerberg had spent his childhood in Dobbs Ferry, New York together with his three sisters, Donna, Randi and Arielle.
In the world of computer and information technology, we are generally divided as programmers and users. Surprisingly, Mark Zuckerberg understood this system even when he was only 10 years old. His great interest in the world of programming ever since he was studying as an elementary school student. His first computer was Quantex 486DX empowered by the Intel 486. When mark was 12 years old, his father introduced him to Atari BASIC Programming. At such a young age, Mark managed to use the program to come up with his own messenger known as the ZuckNet. Thanks to his first creation, all the computers in his house were connected to the ones in his father’s dental office. Within that connecting system, the computer users are allowed to send messages to each other. It was very interesting to see what Mark Zuckerberg did for fun when he was a child. He surprisingly managed to create and develop a number of communication tools and games. Knowing that his son has great potentials in computer networking, Edward Zuckerberg provided Mark with some private lessons from a computer tutor named David Newman.
When Mark was in his high school years, he managed to come up with Synapse media player. It was his creation and his great potentials that made IT giant companies like AOL and Microsoft showed their great interest in him. However, Mark Zuckerberg politely conveyed his rejection to those thousands of dollars offers. Beside his great potential in computer coding and software, Mark Zuckerberg also has great interest in other fields. He has come up with good results in literature science when he was still studying at the Academy of Phillips Exeter. He was even appointed as the fencing team’s captain in his school.
Zuckerberg and Facebook
Mark Zuckerberg created his billion dollar social networking site based on a simple concept. He was trying to place two different photos and invite other people to make their votes and decide which one was hotter. With his three Harvard classmates, Dustin Moskovitz, Chris Hughes and Andrew McCollum had come up the Facebook predecessor known as Facemash. From this simple concept, Mark had found his inspiration to set the stage for a wider platform that would change the way we use internet forever.
Mark Zuckerberg finally started to write the code for a new website later known as the Facebook in January 20014. This new site was equipped with new ideas and more useful feature including the section where the users can share their comments. A small number of Zuckerberg at Harvard accused him for stealing their ideas. Thankfully, Mark managed to settle this issue with them later on. The Facebook managed to become more familiar with larger users in many reputable universities in the country including Boston University, Stanford, MIT, New York University, all Ivy League schools, Yale and Columbia Universities. It only take less than a few month for Mark Zuckerberg to spread his networking site to almost countless schools and universities in the United States and Canada. Thanks it very friendly features, a large number of members got familiar with using this social networking site easily.
Six years later, his social networking site has made him the Person of the Year of TIME magazine. More interestingly, Mark managed to win the prestigious tittle after competing with other big names in the world like James Cameron, Julian Assange and even Lady Gaga. In addition to that precious achievement, Forbes magazine has considered Mark Zuckerberg as the youngest billionaire in the world in 2010. In 2015, this reputable magazine has also included Mark in the list of 400 richest people in US. With a net worth of $40.3 billion, Mark comfortably sits on the 7th place.