Mark Elliot Zuckerberg is the cofounder, chairman and CEO of social media behemoth Facebook. Forbes estimates his net worth at $57.5 billion. This self-made billionaire receives $1 salary as CEO of Facebook.
Mark Zuckerberg was born on May 14 1984 in White Plains, New York. He was raised Jewish, but became an atheist later. He excelled as a student at Ardsley High School. He was the captain of the fencing team during his student years. Zuckerberg began writing software in middle school. He took a graduate course in the subject at Mercy College while still in high school. While studying at Harvard he had a reputation as a programming prodigy.
Zuckerberg co-founded Facebook in 2004. He launched the site from his Harvard dormitory room. He dropped out of Harvard to move his company to Silicon Valley.
Zuckerberg donated an undisclosed amount to Diaspora, an open-source personal web server that implements a distributed social networking service. In 2013 he announced a donation of 18 million Facebook shares to the Silicon Valley Community Foundation. He is involved in many other philanthropic activities.
Mark Zuckerberg met his wife Priscilla Chan at a frat party during his sophomore year. He began dating her in 2003 and the couple married on May 19 2012.