What is Facebook,
Facebook is a free online social networking
venue where friends, family, colleagues
and acquaintances can mingle, get to
know one other better and expand their
Facts about our
Mark Elliot Zuckerberg is the co-founder and
chief executive of Facebook. He holds 28.4%
shareholding of Facebook.
Born on May 14, 1984 (Age 27) in White Plains,
New York to Edward and Karen Zuckerberg.
Grew up in Dobbs Ferry, New York.
Mark is from Jewish decent but consider
himself an atheist.
His dad is a dentist and his mom is a doctor.
Mark can both read and write in five languages.
Zuckerberg has a net worth of
$17.5 billion (Approx. Rs. 8,750
He is the youngest billionaire in
the world at the age of 25 .
The co-founder CEO & President of
Facebook does not care about money.
He denied a 1 billion dollar (Approx.
Rs. 4500 Crore) offering to sell
Facebook. This is his baby, he wants
to keep running and keep growing it.
Mark is most probably to become the next Bill Gates.
In real life, Mark is always
shy and reserved although
he is trying to make the
world a more open by
helping people connect and
Mark wears rubber
sandals to Board Meetings.
Facebook is blue because Mark Zuckerberg is red-green colorblind. Blue is the
color he see best; therefore, the predominant color on all Facebook pages is blue.
It has 845 million users: Yes! Facebook has that many users. On average, 50%
of its active users log on to Facebook everyday.
Education & Social
Mark 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 Hampshire
After graduating high school, he attended Harvard University but dropped out after his
Started programming in middle school and he was very interested in creating
communication programs and games.
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 Mark and buy his program but he
decided to go to Harvard instead.
Where did the name come
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
How it began and bumps
along the way
On October 28, 2003 Zuckerberg was blogging about a girl who had
dumped him when he got the idea to create Facemash.
Facemash was a Harvard version of Hot or Not. It compared two people
and the users voted on which one was “hotter”
Zuckerberg hacked into Harvard’s computer network to obtain the
pictures of students from the different dorm’s online facebooks.
The site was shut down a few days later by the Harvard administration
and Zuckerberg faced expulsion but the charges were dropped.
Later that semester he expanded on his initial site by uploading images
for an art history final and allowing comments on the images so the
students could share their notes. The professor said it had the best grades
of any final he had ever given.
Inspired by an article in The Harvard Crimson about the Facemash
incident, Zuckerberg started writing code for a new site.
On February 4, 2004 he launched thefacebook.com
Within 24 hours the site had between 12 and 15 hundred members.
Membership was originally restricted to Harvard students but gradually
expanded to most colleges in the US and Canada.
In 2004 the company incorporated and moved to Palo Alto, California.
Sean Parker, who had been advising Zuckerberg became the company’s
The company bought the domain name facebook for $200,000 (Approx. 90
Lacs) in 2005 dropping the “the” from the name.
On September 26, 2006 Facebook opened to everyone over the age of 13
with a valid e-mail address.
Soon after facebook was first created, three Harvard seniors accused
Zuckerberg of stealing their idea for the site. Their site was going to be
Zuckerberg had originally planned to help them with their site but he
already had facebook in the works when they wanted him to make
A few month after thefacebook.com was launched they launched their site
which they called ConnectU instead of HarvardConnection.
In September 2004 ConnectU sued Zuckerberg for allegedly stealing their
idea. In February 2008 they agreed to settle the suit but in June of the same
year ConnectU appealed the settlement accusing facebook of trading its
stock without disclosing material information. This appeal is ongoing.
Microsoft wanted to invest in Facebook but was originally turned down. Now they own
1.6% of the company’s shares
Facebook has over 3000 + full time employees.
On November 30, 2007 the 11th richest man in the world, Li Ka-shing, invested $60
million dollars (Approx. Rs. 300 Crore) in the company.
Over 1 billion photos and 10 million videos are uploaded to Facebook each month.
The age group that uses Facebook the most is 18-34 years.
Zuckerberg donated $100 million (Approx. Rs. 450 crore) to the Newark, New Jersey
school system on September 22, 2010. This event was reported in The Social Network
The company filed for a $5 billion (Approx. Rs. 2500 Crore) Initial Public Offering (IPO),
making it one of the biggest in tech history and the biggest in internet history.
Mark Zuckerberg on Facebook
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