Mark Zuckerberg: The Facebook Guy

Mark Zuckerberg was born on May 14th, 1984 and is known for being one of the five co-founders of the huge social media networking website, Facebook.  He is currently the CEO of Facebook and is one of the world’s youngest billionaires. He is a very smart individual and as a computer programmer, he co-founded Facebook out of his college dorm room. Mark left Harvard as a sophomore in order to pay full attention to the site. At Harvard, Zuckerberg had the reputation as the go-to software and computer guy on campus.  At Harvard, he first developed the program called Course Match, which helped students choose their classes based on the course selections of other people. As his reputation grew on campus, Zuckerberg, Dustin Moskovitz, Chris Hughes and Eduardo Saverin decided to work on their own social networking site that allowed users to create their own profiles, upload pictures and communicate with other users. By the end of 2004, Facebook had one million users. The following year, Zuckerberg’s enterprise received a huge boost from the venture capital firm Accel Partners. Accel invested 12.7 million dollars into Facebook and this lead to the site being open to colleges other than Harvard, high school and international students. From here on out, Facebook was the site that connected students all over the world. In May of 2013, Facebook made the Fortune 500 list for the first time, which made Zuckerberg the youngest CEO on the list at age twenty-eight.  Mark Zuckerberg’s story reveals how age does not matter in the entrepreneurial world.  Mark had a passion for computer programming and by following his dream and doing what he loves, he was able to create Facebook, which made him one of the world’s youngest billionaires- now that is something!