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The fabulous life of Mark Zuckerberg, founder of Facebook

By Clemente Ferrer          Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan

 

 

Recently, Facebook declared its profits in the second quarter of 2014 with record earnings, meaning that Mark Zuckerberg (pictured) is one step away from being the world’s richest man.

The fortune of the founder of Facebook has a value of 33.100 billion, putting him at No. 16 in the ranking of the world’s billionaires published by Forbes magazine.

But how was the life of Zuckerberg at Harvard until he created the famous social network that today has more than two billion users?

A native of White Plains (New York), Zuckerberg used Atari BASIC to create a messaging program for his father at his dental clinic. A few years later he created a “streaming” music platform, in which AOL and Microsoft were interested, but they were rejected.

In 2002 Zuckerberg enrolled at Harvard University, where he gained notoriety for their skills in the world of new technologies. After his sophomore year, he decided to leave and focus on “The Facebook”, a platform in which until then he had worked from his bedroom. Before leaving, Zuckerberg met his wife, Priscilla Chan (pictured) on a family holiday. They were married on May 19, 2012.

In late 2005, Facebook surpassed 5.5 million users and received $ 12.7 million from Accel Partners. In 2010 Time Magazine named him “Person of the Year”. Vanity Fair also placed him at the top of the list of new companies and Forbes placed him at number 35 on the list of 400 most influential people. The May 18, 2012, Facebook went public.

In 2013 he was the most generous philanthropist, having donated half a billion dollars in shares of Facebook to Silicon Valley Community Foundation. He has also given a lot of money to Newark, the group of public schools in New Jersey.

But despite his vast fortune, Zuckerberg leads a modest life and usually spend some of his money in making the world.

Author and journalist Clemente Ferrer has led a distinguished career in Spain in the fields of advertising and public relations. He is currently President of the European Institute of Marketing.

      

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