Unless you are coming from Mars, you must have heard or even created a Facebook account to socialize with friends and family. We all owe this to a young billionaire/entrepreneur who is currently the CEO of Facebook Inc, Mark Zuckerburg.
Here are some interesting yet little known facts you probably never knew about the 30 year old Social Network “Hero”.
1. Where you wondering why blue was the choice color for Facebook? Well, Mark is red and green color blind. Meaning he sees more of blue than any other color. He once reportedly said to ABC News, “Blue is the richest color for me. I can see all of blue.”
2. He got job offers when he was still in high school from both AOL and Microsoft after he created Synapse, a program that used artificial intelligence to learn users’ music-listening habits.
3. Mark Zuckerberg’s interest in programming was actually triggered by his parents after they gifted him the book C++ for Dummies.
4. He invented Facemash in 2003. A program that he created for finding out who the most attractive person on campus was, and that was a year before creating facebook. The domain Facemash.com was later sold in 2010 for $30201.
5. You can’t block Mark on facebook. You could try it here.
6. He started Facebook with the domain TheFacebook.com on February 4th, 2004. It was actually meant for university grads back then, but was thrown open to the public in 2006.
7. In Facebook’s early days, Mark used to hand out a business card that read “I’m CEO B***h”.
8. He owns a Hungarian sheepdog named Beast, who has a Facebook page with 1.5 million fans.
9. When Mark applied into Harvard University, he listed French, Hebrew, Latin, and ancient Greek as languages he could read and write.
10. Mark started learning Mandarin-Chinese in 2010 to be able to communicate with his girl friend’s (Chan) family since they were Chinese.
11. He got married to Chan on May 19, 2012 in the backyard of the newlyweds’ Palo Alto, Calif., home.
12. By July 2011, Zuckerberg became the most-followed user on Google’s social network Google+, overtaking Google co-founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin.
13. You can find Mark on Twitter @finkd with over 300K followers as at time of post and just 19 tweets.
14. Zuckerberg considers himself an atheist.
15. He has remained a Vegetarian since 2011.
16. His favorite musicians include Daft Punk, Lady Gaga, Shakira and Rihanna.
17. He became the world’s youngest billionaire at the age of 23 in 2008 according to a Forbes estimate. Then, he was ranked 785 on the World’s Billionaires list.
18. His full name is Mark Elliot Zuckerberg and he was born on May 14, 1984, in White Plains, New York into a comfortable, well-educated family.
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