Mark Elliot Zuckerberg (born in White Plains, New York, 14 May 1984; age 33) is a computer programmer and Internet entrepreneur. He is known for creating the social networking site Facebook with her friend, who was an official the Executive and the President. Facebook was founded as a private company in 2004 by Zuckerberg andclassmates Dustin Moskovitz, Eduardo Saverin, and Chris Hughes while he was a student at Harvard University. In the year 2010, Zuckerberg chosen as Person of the Year version of Time magazine through 2011, his personal fortune was estimated reached $17.55 billion.
Zuckerberg was born in 1984 in White Plains, New York from Karen, a psychiatrist, and Edward Zuckerberg, a dentist. He and three of his sister, Randi, Donna, and Arielle, grew up in Dobbs Ferry, New York. Zuckerberg was raised as a Jew and lived a barmitzvah when age 13 years, though during this time he established himself as an atheist.
In Ardsley High School, Zuckerberg gets high marks on subjects klasika before moving to Phillips Exeter Academy in his first year, where he got a lot of prizes in the field of Science (mathematics, astronomy, and physics) and classic (in science registration form College high, Zuckerberg incorporating French, Hebrew, Latin, and AncientGreece in the column non-United Kingdom language he could read and write) swerta is a star of the fencing and fencing team captain. In College, he is known for his quote a few sentences from the epic poems like the Iliad.
At a party held its brotherhoods in the second year at the University, Zuckerberg meet the mft, a student of Chinese-American suburban Boston (Braintree, Massachusetts, and they continued dating, broke up briefly, since 2003. In September 2010, Zuckerberg invited Chan who has become a student of medicine at the University of California, San Francisco, to move to sewaannya House in Palo Alto. Zuckerberg studiedMandarin Chinese every day as preparation both visits to China in December 2010.Up to 2010, Facebook was blocked by the country's Internet firewall.
Zuckerberg (right) with Robert Scoble of the year 2008.
In Zuckerberg's Facebook profile, he mentioned interested in "opening, creating something that helps people connect and share everything that is important to them, revolution, the flow of information, minimalism". Zuckerberg look better blue colorbecause the color blindness merah-hijau hers; Blue is also the dominant color on Facebook.
In May 2011, it was reported that Zuckerberg has bought five-room house in Palo Alto is worth $7 million.
On May 19, 2012, Zuckerberg married Priscilla Chan. Ceremony held in the backyard of Zuckerberg. Special guests are invited under the pretext of celebrating the lulusnya Chan as a doctor from the Faculty of medicine at the University of California, San Francisco.
On December 1, 2015, he announced the birth of his son, a baby girl who was bornwith a weight 3.4 kg and named Maxima Chan Zuckerberg. He also wrote an open letter to his daughter, Max. In the letter, he announced himself would make the Foundation named Chan Zuckerberg Initiative.
Zuckerberg is a member of Alpha Epsilon Pi. At first Mark Zuckerberg was simply a student of Harvard University. Zuckerberg created a social networking system for its class. But after he made the system more and more, it turns out only those incorporated therein. That system is gradually linking the nearby University College from its place, and this is the beginning of Facebook that we know today.
It is this situation, Zuckerberg initiative to develop the networking system. The first to develop this system and Zuckerberg gave the name of Facebook. Zuckerberg and his friends and then rent a place in Palo Alto, California as a place to develop Facebook. Because of the preoccupation to develop Facebook project, then Zuckerberg forgot going to College. Zuckerberg faced with difficult choices between choosing his education or business projects he developed. With optimistic attitude that Zuckerberg and his friends choose to leave their college, and focused on the Facebook project.
Zuckerberg launched Facebook from his Harvard dorm room on February 4, 2004. An early inspiration for Facebook may be derived from the Phillips Exeter Academy, a private high school in which Zuckerberg graduated in 2002. It publishes a directory of its own students, a Navy book by students referred to as "The Facebook". That kind of photo directory is an important part of the social experience for most students in private schools. With it, students can register for various things like force, proximity with their friends, and their telephone numbers.
After college, Facebook started from only as "Harvard" until Zuckerberg decided to deploy to another school, register with the help of roommate Dustin Moskovitz. They first started from Stanford, Dartmouth, Columbia, New York University, Cornell, Brown, and Yale, and later at other schools who have social contact with Harvard University.
Zuckerberg moved to Palo Alto, California, with Moskovitz and some friends. They rented a small House that serves as the Office. During the summer, Zuckerberg met Peter Thiel who invested in the company. They got their first Office in mid-2004. According to Zuckerberg, they planned to return to Harvard but eventually decided to remain in California. They have rejected an offer by big companies that will buy Facebook. In an interview in 2007, Zuckerberg explained why:
It's not about the money. For me and my colleagues, the most important thing is that we are creating an open flow of information to the people. The company is owned by the media conglomerate is just not the idea appeals to me. He reveals the back the same goals to Wired magazine in 2010: "all I care about is the mission, making the world;" Earlier, in April 2009, Zuckerberg requesting advice from former Netscape CFO Peter Currie about financing strategy for Facebook.
On July 21, 2010, the company reported that Zuckerberg reach 500 million users. When asked if could get more revenue from advertising as a result of the phenomenal growth, he explained: I guess we can. .. If you look at how many pages we are taken to the advertising portion compared to the average search query. The average for us is a little less than 10 percent of the page, and the search for the average is around 20 percent were taken with the ad. It's the simple things that we could do. But we're not like that. We generate enough money. True, I mean, we keep things running, we grow at the rate we want.
A month after Facebook launched in February 2004, i2hub, campus services-just another being created by Wayne Chang, was launched. i2hub is focused on file sharing between friends. At that time, both the i2hub and Facebook has gained the attention of the press and is thriving on the users and publicity. In August 2004, Zuckerberg, Andrew McCollum, Adam D'Angelo, and Sean Parker launched a competing file sharing service called Wirehog. It is the predecessor to the Facebook Application Platform. Its appeal is low compared with the i2hub, and Facebook finally shut down the Wirehog down next summer.
On May 24, 2007, Zuckerberg launched the Facebook Platform, a development platform for programmers to create social applications within Facebook. In a few weeks, a lot of applications that have been built and some already have millions of users. It grew to more than 800,000 developers around the world Facebook Application Platform. On 23 July 2008, Zuckerberg announced Facebook Connect, a version of the Facebook Platform to the users.
On November 6, 2007, Zuckerberg announced a new social advertising system called Beacon, which enables people to share information with their friends based on their browsing activities on other sites. For example, eBay sellers can tell friends know automatically what they have for sale through the Facebook news feed list their goods are sold. This program is under scrutiny because privacy concerns from groups and individual users. Zuckerberg and Facebook failed to respond to the concerns quickly, and on December 5, 2007, Zuckerberg wrote on Facebook's blog that take responsibility for concerns about Beacon and offer an easier way for users to opt out of the service.
Cameron Winklevoss, Tyler Winklevoss, and Divya Narendra, all three are Harvard students accused Zuckerberg deliberately made them confident that he will help them build a social network called HarvardConnection.com (later called ConnectU). They filed a lawsuit in 2004 but denied technically on 28 March 2007. The lawsuit was filed again later in federal court, and a hearing is scheduled inBoston for July 25, 2007, with an agenda of cancellation by Zuckerberg. At the hearing the judge told ConnectU parts of a complaint that there are shortcomings and provide an opportunity for them to change it. The lawsuit against Facebook in terms of a social Butterfly, a project that was issued by The Winklevoss Chang Group, a partnership that is allegedly between ConnectU and i2hub. Addressed to the ConnectU founders, Cameron Winklevoss, Tyler Winklevoss, Divya Narendra, and Wayne Chang, founder of i2hub. The parties reached a confidential settlement agreement in February 2008. On June 25, 2008, the case is settled and Facebook agreed to transfer more than 1.2 million common shares and paid $20 million in cash. In May 2010, it was reported that the ConnectU founders accused Zuckerberg of fraud that effect by doing a misleading interpretation regarding the value of the stock. The founders of ConnectU get the impression its worth $45 million. However, an understanding was based on the assessment of the major stocks, while they only receive common stock. As a result the stock is given to founder as the placement value is less than 75% of the Facebook deal, and said the cash-and-stock deal worth 50% less overall. Since the time of placement, the stock has traded in the amount of $76 per share on the secondary market, which would put the value of the settlement at $120,000, 000. According to one report, the Winklevoss brothers are planning to sue again on the basis of alleged that Facebook deceived them in terms of the assessment of the placement.