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Mark Zuckerberg

Mark Elliot Zuckerberg (born May 14, 1984) is an American computer programmer and internet entrepreneur. He is best known for co-creating the social ... More »Mark Elliot Zuckerberg (born May 14, 1984) is an American computer programmer and internet entrepreneur. He is best known for co-creating the social networking site Facebook, of which he is chief executive. It was co-founded as a private company in 2004 by Zuckerberg and classmates Dustin Moskovitz, Eduardo Saverin, and Chris Hughes while they were students at Harvard University. In 2010, Zuckerberg was named Time magazine's Person of the Year. As of 2011, his personal wealth was estimated to be $17.5 billion. Zuckerberg was born in 1984 in White Plains, New York to Karen, a psychiatrist, and Edward Zuckerberg, a dentist. He and his three sisters, Randi, Donna, and Arielle, were brought up in Dobbs Ferry, New York. Zuckerberg was raised Jewish and had his bar mitzvah when he turned 13; he has since described himself as an atheist. At Ardsley High School, Zuckerberg had excelled in the classics before transferring to Phillips Exeter Academy in his junior year, where he won prizes in... [ Wikipedia ]

How Zuck met Oculus: The story behind Facebook's big bet on virtual reality

FORTUNE – Mark Zuckerberg's acquisitions have a formula: They never, ever leak because they come together quickly. Facebook ( FB )'s $19 billion acquisition of WhatsApp, for example, was reportedly sealed over chocolate-covered strawberries on Valentines Day, and the deal announced four ...

Why Only Mark Zuckerberg Can Transform Immigration Policy

There may be only one person with both the intentionality and the resources to resolve America’s immigration predicament: Mark Zuckerberg, founder and CEO of Facebook. Zuckerberg’s generosity, however, is the least of his value to taking this issue forward. The greatest gift that ...

Why Oculus Felt OK With A $2 Billion Price Tag

Iribe says he met with Mark Zuckerberg, and got along well with him. Zuckerberg told Iribe that Facebook would have the resources to help expand Oculus into a bigger company. However, Iribe said "the number wasn't quite there," meaning the price Zuckerberg was willing to ...

Google Scoops Up the Drone Maker Zuckerberg Failed to Win

Google just snatched one of the world’s top drone startups out of Mark Zuckerberg’s clutches. The Big G has purchased Titan Aerospace, a leading maker of high-altitude solar drone robots, for an undisclosed purchase price, according to The Wall Street Journal. Moriarty, New Mexico-based ...

What tech CEOs can learn from pop bloggers T Lo

But perhaps CEOs like Microsoft Corp.’s /quotes/zigman/20493/delayed/quotes/nls/msft MSFT -0.07% Satya Nadella and Mark Zuckerberg of Facebook /quotes/zigman/9962609/delayed/quotes/nls/fb FB +0.62% could use some of T Lo’s advice to move beyond polo shirts and khakis. As Silicon Valley ...

Google Buys Drone Firm That Facebook Pursued, Too

Last month, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg also introduced Connectivity Lab, a new initiative that aims to bring Internet service to under-served areas of the world via drones and lasers. "Connecting the whole world will require inventing new technology," Zuckerberg wrote in a ...

Twitter Co-Founders, CEO Follow Zuckerberg's Lead, Won't Sell Shares

With this announcement, Twitter’s co-founders and CEO are following Mark Zuckerberg’s playbook. In September 2012, the company announced that Zuckerberg would not sell any of his shares for at least a year. That move also calmed fears of a big sell-off. As of Twitter’s most recent ...

Facebook Reportedly Wants To Make Its Own Money Now

Mark Zuckerberg Chairman and CEO of Facebook speaks during a conference at the Mobile World Congress, the world's largest mobile phone trade show in Barcelona, Spain, Monday, Feb. 24, 2014. Expected highlights include major product launches from Samsung and other phone makers, along with ...

Google buys drone maker Titan Aerospace

Facebook Inc. was also in talks to buy New Mexico-based Titan earlier this year, but it acquired U.K.-based solar drone company Ascenta instead, hiring "key members of the team," as CEO Mark Zuckerberg put it, to work at Facebook. Both Google and Facebook have launched ambitious projects ...

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