Mark Zuckerberg, as most of you will all know, is famous for creating, founding, and being the CEO of Facebook, now the largest social networking site in the world. Facebook now has just over 1.3 billion active monthly users, who together share 1 million links and 3 million messages every 20 minutes. FB also earned a total revenue of $6.15 billion just in 2013 alone.
The success of Facebook, launched in 2004, has allowed Mark to live the lifestyle of a champion. He now lives in a $7 million, 5 bedroom house with his wife Priscilla.
But where did Mark Zuckerberg come from and how has he been able to become so successful?
Mark Zuckerberg Before the Days of Facebook
Mark had always been into computers and software even as a child. In fact, it was his father that first taught him basic programming in the 90′s. After this, his father hired a software developer (David Newman) to further advance Mark’s programming knowledge by tutoring him privately. A lot of kids love spending their time playing video games, especially in the 90′s when gaming really took off as a form of entertainment.
However, Mark was different; he enjoyed creating and programming his own, rather than just picking them up and playing them. Mark wasn’t creating games for long though. He soon moved onto bigger things; the first being a music player called “Synapse Media Player”, which he created under his own company name Intelligent Media Group.
The College Years
Mark’s programming projects really started to develop as soon as he became a student at Harvard, studying psychology and computer science. By this point, he had quite the reputation as a programming prodigy. It wasn’t long before he built “CourseMatch”, a program specifically designed to help students form their own study groups and choose classes based on other’s selections. This program was followed very shortly by “FaceMash”, where students got to make a choice of the hottest person out of various photos of students on the screen.
Mark Zuckerberg-The Creation of Facebook
Facebook was launched from Mark’s dorm room back in February 2004. It begins as a Harvard exclusive website until it started to go and Zuckerberg then decided to expand to other schools. As Facebook began to grow Mark decided to move to California, along with several of his friends, to continue working on the site in a small house he leased to serve as an office for the company.
Soon after, Zuckerberg met with Peter Thiel, who then invested in the company. This allowed Facebook to get its first official office in 2004. During this time they had already received various offers from other companies wanting to buy Facebook, however, Mark stated that he was not in this for the money, and more for the vision that he had for social networking as a whole.
In 2009 Zuckerberg went to Peter Currie for advice on financial strategies for Facebook. A year later Facebook hit 500 million users, and Mark was set on turning this into 1 billion…
Mark Zuckerberg is successful because he loves what he does. He has a passion for programming and always has since he was a child. Too many people are in it for just the money and Zuckerberg has been able to succeed because of the completely opposite reason. He is not in it for the money; however, he has a dream, a vision, and a passion for what he does. This is why he is successful and is where he is today.
In Present time Mark Zuckerberg Net Worth 11,780 crores USD