How many of us know about the Face behind the most popular social networking site In the world “Facebook”. It is 29 year old Mark Elliot Zuckerberg who just at the age of ateenager co- founded a revolution in correspondence medium by launching “The facebook.com” on Feb 4, 2004.Born in the year 1984 in White Plains, New York to Karen,a psychiatrist and Edward Zuckerberg, a dentist, Mark Zuckerberg is brought up as an atheist.
He has a keen interest towards programming. In his school days, Zuckerberg recalls: kids used to play the computer games he has created. He rejected the job offer of major corporations like Microsoft and AOL to join Harvard and pursue his interest.
At Harvard, Zuckerberg was already known as a programming paradigm. Before Facebook he created Facemash that allows students to select the best looking person. The site became very popular but soon closed by the college authorities. Zuckerberg then concentrated on building a better website and named it as “Facebook” He addresses his Prep school Philips Exeter Academy from where he graduated in 2002, as the earlier inspiration behind “The Facebook”. The school used to publish its own student directory with their photos to help student list attributes such as their class mates, friends and class years.
Zuckerberg shifted to Palo Alto with some of his friends to establish his office set up. In 2007 only at the age of 23, he became a billionaire as a result of increasing number of Facebook users. Named as the worst dressed “owing to his all timefavs ill-fitting hoodies, Jeans,t-shirts and Adidas sandals, he has been listed amongst the 100 wealthiest and most influential people in the world by Times magazine as apart of it Person of the Year distinction.