Mark Zuckerberg aka the CEO and the founder of Facebook. He likes to refer to himself as an Internet entrepreneur and Computer Programmer. Mark Zuckerberg works in his own company for a one dollar salary pay. He is the fifth richest man on the planet earth. Keep reading to know more about Mark Zuckerberg’s net worth in 2018.
Mark Zuckerberg Early Life
Mark Elliot Zuckerberg was born in 1984 on 14th May to Edward Zuckerberg and Karen Kempner. He also has a sister named Randi Zuckerberg.
He was born and raised as a Jewish in New York, USA.
He completed his schooling at Ardsley High School and Phillips Exeter Academy. Later he went to Mercy College to attain a degree. Then he enrolled in Harvard University, where he came across two of the most important things in his life, one the idea to create Facebook and his future wife, Pricilla Chan.
As one would imagine Mark had a great score throughout his academic career.
Mark Zuckerberg married Pricilla Chan in 2012. The couple has two daughters named August Chan Zuckerberg, and Maxima Chan Zuckerberg.
He and his wife are followers of Buddhism.
Mark Zuckerberg Career, Awards & Achievement
Mark Zuckerberg used his education to develop a software which could help lonely people to date. However, his idea for Facebook to become a dating app transformed as it became a source of connectivity around the world.
He founded Facebook in 2004, with the assistance of his fellow Harvard peers Dustin Moskovitz, Chris Hughes, Eduardo Saverin and Andrew McCollum
Mark Zuckerberg has taken over several apps like Instagram and Whatsapp. However, the following and popularity of his initial creation Facebook seems to decrease due to its data security issues and other scandals involving suicide cases on Facebook Live, stalking and other violent threats.
Mark is also popular for his charitable acts and has taken ‘The Giving Pledge’ under which rich billionaires around the world donated half their net worth for the benefit of the society.
In 2011, a movie adaptation of the story Mark Zuckerberg and the creation of Facebook was released titled ‘The Social Network’, in which Mark was depicted in a negative light which started a wildfire of rumors. One of which also included, that Facebook was not Mark’s original idea.
Mark is one of the coolest CEO’s in the world, if you don’t believe us, go Google his visiting card. He also has a chill sense of humor and doesn’t mind if he is a part of a joke. He has been a part of multiple SNL (Saturday Night Live) skits. However, he still uses Andy Samberg (Mark’s Impersonator on SNL) to launch one of Facebook meetings.
Awards & Achievements
Mark Zuckerberg is the youngest Billionaire on the planet which is the best award and reward anyone can achieve or get. Mark has been honored as ‘Person of the Year’ multiple times by the Times magazine. Mark is also listed by Magazines like Forbes, Maximum etc for being the most successful and richest human in the world.
Net Worth of Mark Zuckerberg
Mark Zuckerberg has an estimated net worth of more than $71.5 billion. He is the youngest billionaire on the planet and the fifth richest person on the planet. He has built most of his empire through his social networking app and investments. Now his company has also acquired its competing apps like Instagram and WhatsApp, which also help in making millions every year.
Mark Zuckerberg is a true inspiration and motivation for his kids who find themselves alone in school or college. He is a real-life example of how money and success can change everything. Today he is amongst the most followed CEO on all media platforms.