The successful creation of the social network platform, Facebook, changed the world. There are over 1.5 billion social network users around the globe,
Thanks to the energy and audacity of its founder and CEO, Mark Zuckerberg. Being a free platform, the major source of Facebook’s income is third party advertising. And they’re most certainly not short of businesses wishing to advertise on their site! Facebook has 2.20 billion monthly active users, 5 new profiles are created every second in Europe alone, every 60 seconds over 500k comments are posted, 290k status updates occur, and 136k photo uploads are processed through Facebook’s networks. It’s not a mystery why so many businesses invest a lot of time and money in Facebook advertising.
Mark Zuckerberg was born on May 14, 1984 in White Plains New York, to Edward Zuckerberg, a dentist running a private surgery practice attached to their family home, and to Karen Zuckerberg, who worked as a psychiatrist prior to giving birth to their four children Mark, Randi, Donna and Arielle.
Around the tender age of 12, Zuckerberg began to show great interest in IT and software programming. One of his first codes was a messaging program written on Atari BASIC which he titled “Zucknet.” This program was initially used by his father’s receptionist at his office to call upon waiting patients, because she didn’t want to shout across the waiting room. Zucknet was also used by the Zuckerberg family to communicate with one-another throughout the house. Zuckerberg also began creating video games for him and his friends to enjoy. His friends, who loved art and drawing, would design the characters for Zuckerberg to digitize
Realizing that their child had a unique gift with computer programming, the Zuckerbergs decided to hire a tutor to further educate their son. However, after spending time with Zuckerberg, the tutor began to realize that this child prodigy was far more capable than him.
Zuckerberg and his fellow students began to create a social media platform for individuals to upload their profiles, exhibit photos, share stories, and communicate across a common network. It was initially named The Facebook. Zuckerberg decided to leave Harvard prematurely, dedicate himself to developing this innovative social network and locate his company in Palo Alto, California. By this time, Facebook had reached over 1 million user
Zuckerberg has been rather actively managing his Facebook fortune, sensibly purchasing major online companies like Instagram for $1 billion, WhatsApp for $19, and Oculus for $2 billion.
The Express News