Born on May 14, 1984 in White Plains, New
York to Edward and Karen Zuckerberg
Grew up in Dobbs Ferry, New York
His dad is a dentist and his mom is a
Education & Social Life
Zuckerberg started his high school education at
Ardsley High School in Ardsley, New York, but he
found that this school wasn’t challenging him
enough so he transferred to Phillips Exeter
Academy, a boarding school in Exeter, New
After graduating high school, he attended
Harvard University but dropped out after his
He also created a music program called
Synapse which used artificial intelligence
to learn about the user’s listening habits.
Because of Synapse, Microsoft and AOL
tried to recruit Zuckerberg and buy his
program but he decided to go to Harvard
Where did the name come from?
An actual facebook is a student directory that is
published by a school every year with pictures
of all students faculty and staff.
These facebooks were a very common thing
among most colleges and prep schools.
How facebook started?
On February 4, 2004 he launched
Within 24 hours the site had between 12 and 15
A company bought the domain name facebook
for $200,000 in 2005 dropping the the from the
name where mark was made the president.
The Financial Side
The very first investor in Facebook was
technically Zuckerberg’s friend from
Harvard, Eduardo Saverin. He ivested $15,000 to
pay for the first servers
Although Saverin was the really the first, the
person who gets the most credit for being the
first investor is Peter Theil, former PayPal
CEO, who invested $500,000 in June 2004
Zuckerberg has a net worth of $4 billion
He is the youngest billionaire in the world
at the age of 25.
212 richest person on the Forbes richest
Zuckerberg created Facebook as a way for
people to share information and access
information. If they have the ability to do this
they are able to connect more with the
people around them and understand more of
what is going on in their world.
Microsoft wanted to invest in Facebook but was
originally turned down. Now they own 1.6% of
the company’s shares.
Facebook has over 500 full time employees and
is worth about $15 billion.
On November 30, 2007 the 11th richest man in
the world, Li Ka-shing, invested $60 million dollars
in the company.
There are over 250 million registered users on