The Journey of Mark Zuckerberg [Infographic]

One of the youngest billionaire and philanthropist, Mark Elliot Zuckerberg gained popularity across the globe through his giant social networking website – Facebook. With a clear sense of vision in his mind, he made it to the top and now is valued at over $68 billion. Let’s have an insight into the life of the genius developer in this Infographic. Here you can find the hard work that the co-founder of Facebook has been doing from the beginning to present the most-successful platform to the world.

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Infographic Content:

Mark’s Childhood:

  • Birth – May 14, 1984, in White Plains, New York
  • The only son of a well-educated family

[Edward Zuckerberg – Dentist

Karen Zuckerberg- Psychiatrist]

  • Discovered his passion for “Star Wars” movie
  • Interested in programming in elementary school
  • At 10, he got his first PC Quantex 486DX on the Intel 486
  • His father taught Atari BASIC Programming
  • At 12, he used Atari BASIC to create a messenger – ZuckNet
  • Computer tutor David Newman taught him some private lessons
  • Joined Phillips Exeter Academy, an exclusive preparatory school in New Hampshire
  • Becomes the captain of the school’s team
  • Excels in fencing and literature, earns a diploma in classics
  • He writes an artificial intelligent media player ‘Synapse’ for MP3-playlists
  • He rejects the offer of $1 million by Microsoft for his music software

    “Find that Thing you are Super Passionate About”

 Life at Harvard:

 In 2002, Zuckerberg entered Harvard University

  • Built a program ‘CourseMatch’ to help students choose their subjects
  • In 2003, he hacked the database of Harvard to create a ‘FaceMash,’ a fun program for voting who is hotter
  • Started working on Harvard Connection with Divya Narendra and Winklevoss twins which he dropped later
  • On 2004, Mark registered the domain name ‘theFacebook.com’ which functioned only within Harvard
  • Got new co-founder Eduardo Saverin who invested $10,000 for 30% of theFacebook
  • Dropped out of Harvard to focus solely on theFacebook
  • theFacebook had 1 million users at the end of 2004

 “The Biggest Risk is Not Taking Any Risk”

 Devotion to his Beloved Facebook

  • Headed towards Silicon Valley
  • Removed the word “the” and bought the new domain “Facebook.com” in 2005
  • In 2005, Zuckerberg’s enterprise received a massive investment of $12.7 million from Accel Partners
  • Rejected the offer of $75 million from MTV
  • In 2006, the Harvard Connection creators claimed that Zuckerberg stole their idea and later Zuckerberg apologized and made an initial settlement of $65 million.
  • In 2009, Ben Mezrich wrote a book about the founding of Facebook – ‘The Accidental Billionaires’
  • Later in 2010, it was adopted by Columbia Pictures for the film ‘The Social Network’
  • In 2012, he acquired photo-sharing app – Instagram for $1 billion in cash and stock
  • Facebook’s active monthly users crossed 1 billion in October 2012
  • In Feb 2014, he acquired mobile messaging app – Whatsapp for $16 billion
  • Zuckerberg purchased virtual reality company, Oculus VR for $2 billion
  • In April 2018, he testified before Congress after it revealed that Facebook shared data with Cambridge Analytica
  • Faced another year of criticism for fake news and abuse on the platform
  • CEO Mark Zuckerberg made tackling social issues as his priority in 2019

 “People Don’t Care about what you Say, They Care about What you build”

Philanthropist & A Notable Achiever

  • Time magazine named Mark Zuckerberg as the ‘Person of the Year’ in 2010
  • In 2010, he donated $100 million to save the deteriorating Newark Public Schools system in New Jersey
  • Later in December 2010, he signed the “Giving Pledge” that promises to donate at least 50% of his wealth to charity
  • Facebook entered the Fortune 500 list in May 2013
  • On December 2015, he pledged to donate 99% of the Facebook stock to advance human potential over the lifetime
  • Zuckerberg received an honorary degree from Harvard in 2017
  • On 2017, Facebook ranked 5th on the Forbes list of billionaires
  • Now he is ranked as the 8th richest person in the world with a net worth of $68 billion

“Give everyone the power to share anything with anyone.”

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