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This young man is best known for his social network – facebook. He may be responsible for millions of wasted hours on this social network by people all over the world. Lets not be too harsh about facebook though. It has become a part of life in the 21st century and it’s all thanks to this young genius. Lets take a look at Mark’s life journey.
Mark Elliot Zuckerberg was born in 1984 in White Plains, New York. His dad was dentist and mom psychiatrist. Mark and his three sisters were raised Jewish, but Mark has become atheist later.
It may not be surprising that Mark have always had great results at school. He has won several prizes throughout his studies in science and classical studies. In his university application Mark claimed that he can read and write in French, Hebrew, Latin and ancient Greek.
Zuckerberg learned about computers at home. He has became obsessed with programing shortly after. His parents were supportive and hired software developer – David Newman to tutor him. “Some kids played computer games. Mark created them.” – Written by Jose Antonio Vargas, it defines Mark’s attitude and passion about computers.
Mark worked during his stay in Harvard on several different programs ”just for fun”. One of them was called Facemash, which was used to rank ”hotness” of students. This software was inspiration for facebook, which was launched on February 4, 2004. He dropped out of Harvard shortly after, in order to work on his facebook project.
In the beginning, facebook was intended to be a handy tool for private schools only. Mark decided eventually to spread it out to the world. After meeting several sponsors facebook has started to be a huge thing.
In 2003 Mark started dating Priscilla Chang and they got married in 2012. It was a small wedding in Mark’s backyard. Mark let the world know about it by facebook, obviously.
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