10 interesting facts you did not know about Facebook founder and CEO, Mark Zukerberg

Mark Zuckerberg celebrates his 31st birthday today.  Zuckerberg was born on May 14, 1984, in White Plains, New York and co-founded the social-networking website out of his college dorm room. Mark Zuckerberg is now among the 10 most richest men after the listing of Facebook on NYSE. Zuckerberg is now worth $35.1 billion and counting.

Zuckerberg has some trivial and interesting facts and habits which would interest you and you should know about on the occasion of 31st birthday so here goes.

  • Mark Zuckerberg receives a one-dollar salary as CEO of Facebook.

  • Facebook is blue because Zuckerberg is red-green color blind.

  • ‘Zuck’ became a billionaire at the young age of 23 and now he is in the top 10 list of richest man on Earth

  • In 1996, Mark had built an instant messaging program for family to communicate. They called it ZuckNet.

  • ‘Ender’s Game’ is one of his favorite books.

  • ‘Zuck’ doesn’t own a TV so dunno where he gets his daily dose of news and serials from!

  • Zuckerberg wrote music software in high school. AOL and Microsoft offered to buy it.

  • ‘Zuck’ drives a black Acura TSX because it is “safe, comfortable, not ostentatious.

  • ‘Zuck’ can read and write in five different languages – English, Hebrew, Latin, French, and Ancient Greek

  • Mark Zuckerberg was named MVP of his high school fencing team

Other than the above here are some stats and news relating to Zuckerberg

  • Apart from his own social networking site Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg also has accounts on Google Plus and Twitter. Zuckerberg had become the most followed user on Google+, outranking Google co-founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin for some time.
  • Mark Zuckerberg launched a peer-to-peer file sharing service ‘Wirehog’ on August 2004 with Andrew McCollum, Adam D’Angelo, and Sean Parker in an effort to compete against i2hub a campus-only peer-to-peer file sharing service by Wayne Chang. Wirehog was a precursor to Facebook Platform applications, a development platform for programmers to create social applications within Facebook.
  • Facebook was named ‘theFacebook’ during the time of its initial release on February 4, 2004. –
  • Mark Zuckerberg’s co-creating Facebook was preceded by another website ‘Facesmash’, written by Zuckerberg and his classmates. The website was set up as a type of “hot or not” game for Harvard students and allowed visitors to compare two student pictures side-by-side and let them choose who was “hot” and who was “not”.

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