The CEO and founder of Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg is celebrating his 32nd birthday today (May 14, 2016). Zuckerberg became the youngest billionaire in the world at the age of 23 in the year 2008, as per a Forbes estimate.
As per the Forbes Global Rich List 2016, Mark Zuckerberg is the sixth richest person in the world with a net worth of 44.6 billion USD.
- Facebook is blue because Zuckerberg is color-blind. Zuckerberg suffers from red/green colour blindness, which means the colour he can most easily see is blue.
- Zuckerberg learnt Chinese in the year 2010 just to communicate with his girlfriend Priscilla Chan’s family members.
- Zuckerberg is born to Jewish parents and considers himself an atheist. As per a report in Business Insider, Zuckerberg doesn’t own a TV.
- He dropped out of Harvard University to devote himself full-time to Facebook.
- His annual salary at Facebook is 1 USD.
- Zuckerberg, in his college days, invented Facemash, a program that was designed with the tenacity of finding out who is the most attractive person on campus. Later, the domain Facemash.com, the predecessor to Facebook that was built in 2003, was sold in 2010 for 30201 dollars.
- Mark Zuckerberg wore a tie for the entire year in 2009 to show how serious and important the year was, following the recession that began in 2008.
- Microsoft and AOL tried to hire him when he was in high school just when he had designed Synapse, a program that used artificial intelligence to learn users’ music-listening habits.
- Zuckerberg turned vegetarian in 2011 and stated that he would only eat the meat of animals that he killed himself.
- Zuckerberg designed his wife Priscilla Chan’s wedding ring, which is a ruby flanked on either side by diamonds.
- Mark, at the age of 13 had already created a basic computer network for his family, dubbed “Zucknet”, which allowed the computers in the family and his father’s dental office to send messages to each other through pinging.
- Mark Zuckerberg holds about 50 patents to his name. The first was issued in November 2004 for the technology behind the Synapse Media Player.