Mark Zuckerberg Biography, Age, Wife, Family, Net Worth & More

Mark Zuckerberg is the most famous American technology entrepreneur, computer programmer, and philanthropist. He is best known for cofounding and leading Facebook as its chairman and chief executive officer (CEO). Mark Zuckerberg is also a co-founder and is a board member of the solar sail spacecraft development project breakthrough Starshot.

Lets read more about Mark Zuckerberg and his personal life information, including his age, family, marital status, wife, and more.

Mark Zuckerberg Profile/Introduction

Mark Zuckerberg’s full name is Mark Elliot Zuckerberg, and his nickname is Princely.

Real Name/Full NameMark Elliot Zuckerberg
NicknameZuck, Mark, Princely
ProfessionTechnology Entrepreneur, Computer Programmer
Famous Forfor being the co-founder and CEO of Facebook

Mark Zuckerberg Personal Life Info & More

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Mark Zuckerberg from childhood to young

Mark Elliot Zuckerberg was born on 14th May 1984 in White Plains, New York, United States. His age is 35 years old (as in 2019).

Date of Birth/Birthday14 May 1984
Age35 Years (As in 2019)
BirthplaceWhite Plains, New York, United States
NationalityAmerican
HometownNew York, United States
Zodiac Sign/Sun SignTaurus
ReligionChristianity

Mark Zuckerberg Height, Weight, Physical Stats & More

Height (approx.)in meters – 1.71 m
in Feet-Inches – 5’ 7.”
Weight (approx.)in Pounds – 154 lbs
in Kilograms – 70 kg
Eye ColorHazel Grey
Hair ColorGolden Brown

Mark Zuckerberg Family Members Names & Information

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Mark Zukerberg with his parents and sisters

Mark’s father, Edward Zuckerberg, ran a dental practice attached to the family’s home. Marks’ mother, Karen Zuckerberg, worked as a psychiatrist, but she left her job after became a mother. Mark has three younger sisters Randi, Donna, and Arielle. Mark is the eldest son of Mr and Mrs Zukerberg.

FatherEdward Zuckerberg
MotherKaren Zuckerberg
SistersRandi, Donna, and Arielle
BrotherNone

Mark Zuckerberg Affairs, Girlfriends, Marital Status, Wife, Children & More

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Mark Zuckerberg with his wife, Priscilla

Mark Elliot Zuckerberg got married to his longtime girlfriend Priscilla Chan on 19 May 2012 at couple’s Palo Alto, California home. They were dating each other since 2003, and in 2012 they were married. Priscilla Chan Zukerberg is from Boston and the daughter of Chinese-Vietnamese refugees. This couple has two daughters Maxima (four years old) and August (two years old).

Marital StatusMarried
Wife/SpousePriscilla Chan Zuckerberg (m 2012 – present)
Affairs/GirlfriendsNone
ChildrenDaughter: Maxima (Max) and August
Son: None

Mark Zuckerberg Education Qualification,  School & College

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Mark Zuckerberg with his parents after completing graduation

Mark Zukerberg went to Ardsley High School in New York. Later he took admission in Phillips Exeter Academy, an elite preparatory school in New Hampshire. After graduating from Phillips Exeter Academy in 2002, mark enrolled at Harvard University. since mark discover Facebook during studying at Haward University, so he dropped out from there in his sophomore year to complete his Facebook project. In January 2014, Mark re-enrolled in Haward University and received an honorary degree in May 2017.

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Educational QualificationGraduation
SchoolArdsley High School, New York

Phillips Exeter Academy,  New Hampshire

College/ UniversityHarvard University

Mark Zuckerberg Favorite Things/Like & Dislike

Favourite SingersLady Gaga, Daft Punk
Favourite ColorsBlue
Favourite FoodsJapanese and Mexican food
HobbiesPlaying with pets, Hunting

Mark Zuckerberg Money Factor

According to Forbes, Mark Zuckerberg is ranked on eight in the list of world’s richest people with a net worth of $62.3 billion. His fortune is mainly in stock shares he has with Facebook.

Net WorthUS$ 62 billion

Mark Zuckerberg Biography & Some Other Lesser Facts About Mark Zuckerberg

Mark Elliot Zuckerberg was interested in computers and programming since his childhood. He started programming at a young age when he was just twelve years old. He created a messaging program by using Atari BASIC. He named it “Zucknet.” His father used that program in his dental office so that the receptionist could notify him of a new patient without leaving her seat from the reception place. His family also used “Zucknet” to communicate with each other within the house.

He developed more skills in computer programming and created computer games together with his friends. Mark said in an interview – “I had a bunch of friends who were artists. They’d come over, draw stuff, and I’d build a game out of it.”

Later to keep up with mark’s burgeoning interest in computers. His father hired a private computer teacher David Newman. He used to come to Mark’s house once a week and teach him. But according to David Newman, it is challenging to teach Mark because he was already studying at nearby Mercy College.

Mark was fulfilled with lots of talent since his childhood. He showed talent in fencing and became the captain of his school’s team during the studying at Phillips Exeter Academy,  New Hampshire. He also excelled in literature and earning a diploma in classics.

Later, Mark continued to work on developing new programs and created an early version of the music software Pandora which he named Synapse Media Player. Several companies, including AOL and Microsoft, showed their interest in buying that music software and hiring him before graduation, but he declined the offers.

He built this music player during working at the company named Intelligent Media Group.

In 2002, Mark completed his graduation from Phillips Exeter Academy, New Hampshire, and in the same year, he enrolled at Harvard University. Here he built a program called CourseMatch. With the help of this program, students could choose their classes based on the course selection of other users.

He also invented another software named Facemash, which compared the pictures of two students on campus and allowed users to vote on which one was more attractive. It became widely popular But it was later discontinued after it was considered inappropriate by the school administration.

Later he took part in the project of creating a social networking site by the three fellow students of Harvard University. They were creating a website “Harvard Connection” which was designed to use information from a network of Harvard’s students to create a dating site for the Harvard Elite. But Mark dropped out this project in midway to work on his own social networking site.

In 2004, Mark and his friends Eduardo Saverin, Chris Hughes, and Dustin Moskovitz created a site, by using this user can create their own profiles, upload photos, make friends and communicate with other users. Mark and his friends called this site Facebook. 

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Mark dropped out of his college to dedicate himself to Facebook full time, moving the company to Palo Alto, California. By the end of the year 2004, facebook gained 1 million users.

In 2005, Mark’s enterprise received a massive boost from the venture capital firm Accel Partners by investing $12.5 million into the network. In the same years, Mark’s company granted access to other high schools, international schools, colleges, and universities. And by the end of the year 2005, facebook gained 5.5 million users.

Now the site started attracting other companies, who wanted to advertise with this popular social hub. Some companies, including Yahoo! and MTV Networks, wanted to buy this site, but Mark declined their offers. Instead, he focused on expanding the site and add & improve its features.

On the other side, Mark had to face some legal hurdles. In 2006, he faced his first big hurdle; the creators of Harvard Connection claimed that Mark has stolen their Idea and insisted the software developer needed to pay for their business losses.

However, Mark maintained that the ideas were based on two very different types of the social network but after lawyers searched his records, Uncovering instant messages revealed that Mark might have intentionally stolen Harvard Connection’s intellectual property and offered Facebook users private information to his friends. Later he apologised for this.

In 2007, when Mark was 23 years old, he became the world’s youngest self-made billionaire.

In 2010, Vanity Fair magazine named Mark on #1 in the list of the “Top 100 most influential people of the Information Age”. In the same year, Time magazine also named Mark among the 100 wealthiest and most influential people on the world.

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In May 2007, Mark announced to launch “Facebook Platform” a development platform for the programmer to create social applications within Facebook. In a few weeks, many apps had been built, and some already had millions of users. It grew to more than 800,00 developers around the world building applications for Facebook Platform.

On 1 October 2010, a film “the Social Media” lanched by the producer Scott Rudin. This film was based upon Mark Zuckerberg and the founding years of Facebook. Later on 16 January 2011, the film won the Golden Globe Award for best picture.

The Aeneid is one of the favourite books of Mark and The West Wing is one of the favourite TV show of Mark. The interesting is that these both are written by the writer Aron Sorkin, the man who also wrote the script of the movie The Social Network.

As a philanthropist, Mark donated an undisclosed amount to Diaspora, an open-source personal web server that implements a distributed social networking service which he called it a “Cool Idea”.He also donated $100 million into an education foundation in September 2010.

Since December 2010 Mark has been a member of The Giving Pledge which is launched by Warren Buffett and Bill & Melinda Gates in 2010.

on 1 December 2015, Mark Zuckerberg and his wife Priscilla Chan established a limited liability company Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI)  on the birth of their first baby girl Maxima Chan Zuckerberg.

Mark Zuckerberg Social Media Accounts And Channels

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