Mark Zuckerberg is an American media magnate, internet entrepreneur, and philanthropist, known for co-founding Facebook, today we look at his net worth and lifestyle.
MARK ZUCKERBERG NET WORTH – $101,700,000,000
|NAME: Mark Elliot Zuckerberg|
|BIRTHDAY: 14th May 1984|
|COUNTRY OF BIRTH: United States|
|SOURCE OF WEALTH: Business / Facebook|
|PLACE OF RESIDENCE: Palo Alto, California|
Born on May 14, 1984, in White Plains, New York, Mark Zuckerberg grew up in Dobbs Ferry, New York, a small Westchester County village about 21 miles (34 km) north of Midtown Manhattan.
Raised in a Reform Jewish household he has ancestors that hark from Germany, Poland and Austria.
Zuckerberg excelled in classes which he took at Ardsley High School and later transferred to Phillips Exeter Academy, a private school located
He won numerous prizes in mathematics, astronomy, physics, and classical studies and attended the John Hopkins School for Talented Youth.
He attended Mercy College where he was captain of the fencing team and later attended Harvard University.
He began using computers in middle school and learnt Atari basic programming in the 1990’s
On February 4th, 2004, Zuckerberg launched The Facebook from his Harvard dormitory room with its own photo address book and student directory.
The site spread to several other university’s including Columbia University, New York University, Stanford, Dartmouth, Cornell, University of Pennsylvania, Brown, and Yale.
Moving to Silicon Valley in 2004, Mark Zuckerberg used the house as an office before meeting investor Peter Thiel who made a $500,000 dollar angel investment in the company.
Hackers were hired to expand the code on which Facebook ran and also secure it from other hacking attempts with hacking parties held to choose who would work for the company.
On July 21, 2010, Zuckerberg reported that the company reached the 500-million-user mark.
Zuckerbergs company has made a number of aquisitions over the years including Spotify, Whatsapp and Instagram.
Zuckerberg receives a one-dollar salary as CEO of Facebook and he has been named in the top 100 most influential people of all time in Time Magazing.
Mark Zuckerberg and his wife live in various places around the world, however his main home is located close to his business operations in Palo Alto, California.
The 5,000-square-foot estate is located in the Crescent Park neighborhood and was purchased in May 2011 for $7 million dollars.
The home has a custom-made artificially intelligent assistant and has access to a large swimming pool in the garden.
There is an entertainment pavilion, fireplace, barbeque area and a spa and his bathrooms have heated floors.
Mark Zuckerberg owns a number of other properties including a $59 Million Lake Tahoe Compound and a $10 million dollar, 5,500-square-foot town house in San Francisco.
Mark Zuckerberg met Priscilla Chan, at a fraternity party during his sophomore year and they began dating each other in 2003.
The couple moved in together in September 2010 and the couple visited China together which he learn Mandarin for.
They married in his backyard on May 19th 2012 and announced that they were expecting a baby girl on the 31st July 2015.
Zuckerberg and Chan’s daughter Maxima Chan Zuckerberg was born on December 1st and her Chinese name is Chen Mingyu.
Their second daughter, August, was born in August 2017 and the couples dog, Beast has over 2 million followers on Facebook.
Mark ZUckerberg has a number of friends in the business world and has even made friends with presidents over the years at Facebook including Barack Obama.
Some of his business friends include Peter Thiel, Drew Houston, Chris Hughes, Jeff Bezos, Larry Ellison and Elon Musk.
He has many friends at Facebook including Sheryl Sandberg, Mike Schroepfer, Adam Mosseri and Andrew Bosworth to count just a few.
Mark Zuckerberg has found time to travel to many interesting places around the world with his wife including China, Italy, Hawaii and ha sspent time on several luyxury yachts in exotic locations.
He favours a ‘Kill what you eat’ diet and often tucks into goats, pigs, chickens and lobsters.
He is an aethiest, drives his favourite car, an Acura TSX and is a fan of surfing and reading.
His favorite TV show is The west Wing and has red-green color blindness, which is one of the reasons why Facebook’s logo is blue and white!
Zuckerberg speaks a wide number of launguages including Latin and Manderin.