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Mark Zuckerberg
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Mark Zuckerberg

EARLY LIFE AND EDUCATION:

 Zuckerberg was born in 1984 in White Plains, New York.He is the son of dentist Edward Zuckerberg and psychiatrist Karen Kempner.He and his three sisters, Randi, Donna, and Arielle.

Zuckerberg was raised Jewish and had his bar mitzvah when he turned 13. Afterward, he became an atheist.

DEVELOPING A SOFTWARE PROGRASMMES:
 
At Ardsley High School, Zuckerberg excelled in classics. He transferred to Phillips Exeter Academy in New Hampshire in his junior year, where he won prizes in science (math, astronomy and physics) and classical studies. On his college application, Zuckerberg claimed that he could read and write French, Hebrew, Latin, and ancient Greek. He was captain of the fencing team.In college, he was known for reciting lines from epic poems
 
Zuckerberg began using computers and writing software in middle school. His father taught him Atari BASIC Programming in the 1990s, and later hired software developer David Newman to tutor him privately.Zuckerberg took a graduate course in the subject at Mercy College near his home while still in high school.He enjoyed developing computer programs, especially communication tools and games.once his father`s dental practice was operated from their home, he built a software program he called "ZuckNet" that allowed all the computers between the house and dental office to communicate with each other.
During Zuckerberg`s high school years, under the company name Intelligent Media Group, he built a music player called the Synapse Media Player that used machine learning to learn the user`s listening habits, which was posted to Slashdot and received a rating of 3 out of 5 from PC Magazine.
 
 

 

COLLEGE LIFE:

He studied psychology and computer science as well as belonging to Alpha Epsilon Pi, a Jewish fraternity, and Kirkland House. A short time later, he created a different program he initially called Facemash that let students select the best looking person from a choice of photos. According to Zuckerberg`s roommate at the time, Arie Hasit, "he built the site for fun". 

We had books called Face Books, which included the names and pictures of everyone who lived in the student dorms. At first, he built a site and placed two pictures, or pictures of two males and two females. Visitors to the site had to choose who was "hotter" and according to the votes there would be a ranking.

The site went up over a weekend. the college shut it down because its popularity had overwhelmed one of Harvard`s network switches and prevented students from accessing the Internet. In addition, many students complained that their photos were being used without permission.

The following semester, in January 2004, Zuckerberg began writing code for a new website.[26] On February 4, 2004, Zuckerberg launched "Thefacebook", originally located at thefacebook.com.

CARRER:

 Zuckerberg launched Facebook from his Harvard dormitory room on February 4, 2004.
 
A month after Facebook launched in February 2004, i2hub, another campus-only service, created by Wayne Chang, was launched. i2hub focused on peer-to-peer file sharing. At the time, both i2hub and Facebook were gaining the attention of the press and growing rapidly in users and publicity.
 
On May 24, 2007, Zuckerberg announced Facebook Platform, a development platform for programmers to create social applications within Facebook. It grew to more than 800,000 developers around the world building applications for Facebook Platform.Internet.org will also create new jobs and open up new markets. On May 19, 2010, Facebook`s website was temporarily blocked in Pakistan until Facebook removed the contest from its website at the end of May.
 
In June 2010, Paul Ceglia, the owner of a wood pellet fuel company in Allegany County, upstate New York, filed suit against Zuckerberg, claiming 84% ownership of Facebook and seeking monetary damages. According to Ceglia, he and Zuckerberg signed a contract on April 28, 2003, that an initial fee of $1,000 entitled Ceglia to 50% of the website`s revenue, as well as an additional 1% interest in the business per day after January 1, 2004, until website completion.
 
Zuckerberg voiced himself on an episode of The Simpsons titled "Loan-a Lisa", which first aired on October 3, 2010.On October 9, 2010, Saturday Night Live lampooned Zuckerberg and Facebook
 
Zuckerberg created an account with Google+ soon after the social network was unveiled, saying he sees it as a "validation for his vision" of online social networking. By July 2011, Zuckerberg had become the most followed user on Google+.
 

 LEGENCY:

Zuckerberg had donated $100million to Newark Public Schools, the public school system of Newark, New Jersey.On December 9, 2010, Zuckerberg, Bill Gates, and investor Warren Buffett signed a promise they called "The Giving Pledge ". On December 19, 2013, Zuckerberg announced a donation of 18 million Facebook shares to the Silicon Valley Community Foundation.The Chronicle of Philanthropy placed Zuckerberg and his wife at the top of the magazine`s annual list of 50 most generous Americans for 2013, having donated roughly $1 billion to charity.
 
AWARDS AND ACHIEVEMENTS:
 
In 2010, this accomplished entrepreneur was named the `Person of the Year`, by `Times` magazine.
In 2011, `The Jerusalem Post`, an Israeli newspaper, named him the one of the `Most Influential Jews`.
 
MARRIAGE LIFE:
 
Mark started dating Priscilla Chan, a fellow student at `Harvard University`, while he was still in college. After seven years, they began living together, in a rented accommodation in Palo Alto.
On May 19, 2012, Zuckerberg and Chan married in Zuckerberg`s backyard in an event that also celebrated her graduation from medical school.On July 31, 2015, Zuckerberg announced that he and Chan were expecting a baby girl. He stated that he felt confident that the risk of miscarrying was low so far into the pregnancy, after Chan had already suffered three miscarriages.

 

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