Mark Elliot Zuckerberg
* May 14, 1984 – White Plains, New York
He is a Computer scientist, a software developer, a website developer, the CEO/President of Facebook and the youngest billionaire as of 2008. He lives in Dobbs Ferry, New York. Zuckerberg was born in White Plains, New York to Karen, a psychiatrist, and Edward, a dentist.
Life before Facebook
He had excelled in the classics at Ardsley High School. After transferring to Philips Exeter Academy in his junior year Zuckenberg won prizes in science (math, astronomy and physics) and Classical studies (On his college application Zuckerberg listed as non-English languages. He could read and write: French, Hebrew, Latin, and ancient Greek). He was also a captain of the fencing team.
Zuckerberg began using computers and creating or developing software as a child in middle school.
He enjoyed developing computer programs, especially communication tools and games.
During his studies at high school, under the company name “Intelligent Media Group” he built a music player called the Synapse Media Player that used artificial intelligence to learn the user’s listening habits.
He studied psychology and computer science. In his sophomore year, he wrote a program called “CourseMatch”, which allowed users to make class selection decisions based on the choices of other students and also to help them form study groups. 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.” Hasit explains:
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.
This site had 22 000 visitors in 2 hours. This site caused the breakdown of the Harvard server.
Zuckerberg was meeting Priscilla Chan in 2003, and they have dating until now. In September 2010.
He invited Chan, now a medical student, to move into his rented Palo Alto house. Zuckerberg studies Mandarin Chinese every day, and the couple visited China in December 2010.
He has three sisters, Randi, Donna, and Arielle. Zuckerberg was raised Jewish.
We cannot say more about Facebook, because it was a topic for another group.
Person of the year
He is “person of the year 2010”, and why? Because he made Facebook, and he is genius.
What is he doing to do now?
He is the CEO/President of Facebook, he gives lectures about Facebook, and about new things in Facebook. Presentations are also about what young people expect from Facebook.
What is he going to do now?
What would you do, if you were Mark Zuckerberg?