fortune, Facebook, wife, origin, children… everything you need to know

fortune, Facebook, wife, origin, children… everything you need to know
fortune, Facebook, wife, origin, children… everything you need to know

Happy birthday to Mark Zuckerberg! The Facebook boss celebrates his 40th birthday this May 14. Here are all the secrets of the most famous billionaire on the planet.

Mark Elliot Zuckerberg, his full name, was born on May 14, 1984. As he turns 40, here are all the secrets of the media boss of Facebook.

Where is Mark Zuckerberg from?

Mark Zuckerberg spent his childhood in New York State, where he was born, in a Jewish American family. His mother is a psychiatrist and his father is a dentist. He also has three sisters. A computer genius, he helps his father in his dental office with digital radiography or by creating ZuckNeta messaging service for communicating online with colleagues and family.

In high school and university, the enthusiast will design other software: Synapsewhich will create music playlists based on the tastes of its user or even CourseMatch, to know which course to take. Later he was also the author of Facemash. The objective? Rate the sexiest students from photos, this application will be quickly closed by the university.

Fond of creating computer things, he launched the first version of Facebook in 2004 with the help of Dustin Moskovitz, Eduardo Saverin and Chris Hughes. With the great success experienced in his university, the social network will then open up to other universities, then to the general public. However, students at his university at Harvard will attack him for plagiarizing a project: Harvardconnection, for which Mark Zuckerberg had participated before withdrawing.

“I wonder if the site offers enough functionality to really attract the attention and influence necessary for such a site to get rolling,” he asked himself before founding his own site in his area. After several years of litigation, Facebook paid more than $65 million to the young man’s former classmates. A film by David Fincher, The Social Network, is dedicated to this period of his life. Subsequently, he will voice his own character in an episode of the series The Simpsons.

How rich is Mark Zuckerberg?

Facebook is each year in the top 3 most visited sites in the world with Google and YouTube. Mark Zuckerberg owns 24% of his company’s shares and at just 23 years old obtained the title of the youngest billionaire on the planet. In 2012, he will also acquire Instagram, then create Meta. This is the grouping of various social networks: Facebook, Instagram, Messenger, WhatsApp or more recently Threads.

According to Forbes, his personal fortune is estimated at $106 billion in 2023. He is therefore in eighth place on the list of American billionaires and in sixteenth place on the list of world billionaires. Real estate level: Mark Zuckerberg has a $7 million house in California, 572 hectares of multi-million dollar island in Kauai (Hawaii) and various other properties in the United States, including a huge “anti-apocalyptic” complex at 250 million euros.

What do we know about Mark Zuckerberg’s private life?

Mark Zuckerberg met the future woman of his life in 2003, at Harvard, during a student evening. In 2012, he married pediatrician Priscilla Chan. Together, they have three daughters: Maxima (born in 2015), August (born in 2017) and Aurélia (born in 2023). The couple is very philanthropic and donates money to numerous associations and created the‘Chan Zuckerberg Initiative for equality between children.

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