CEO Today Top 50 – Mark Zuckerberg

Mark Zuckerberg CEO Today Top 50

CEO Today Top 50

Name: Mark Zuckerberg

Net worth: $74.5 billion

Company: Facebook

Bio: Zuckerberg has always demonstrated his aptitude and passion for creating and building. Zuckerberg’s father taught him Atari BASIC Programming in the 1990s, and he continued to study psychology and computer science in his college years. In January 2004, Zuckerberg began writing code for “Thefacebook”, a new website initially located at thefacebook.com.

Since 2010, Time magazine has named Zuckerberg among the 100 wealthiest and most influential people in the world as a part of its Person of the Year award, as well as 10th on Forbes list of The World’s Most Powerful People in December 2016. After launching the website from his Harvard University dormitory room on February 4, 2004, Facebook expanded rapidly, reaching one billion users by 2012. As of early 2017, Facebook had 2.2 billion active users (that had logged in within 30 days).

Zuckerberg is among the billionaires who have promised to donate as much as 99% of their wealth—or, in his case, around $52.1 billion.

“By giving people the power to share, we’re making the world more transparent.”

CEO Fact: Facebook’s prevalent blue theme is due to Zuckerberg’s red-green colorblindness, meaning that blue is the colour he can see best. On his twitter account, Zuckerberg has 441k followers despite only tweeting 19 times between 2009 and 2012 on the alternate blue website.

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