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65. Mark Zuckerberg: The Social Revolutionist
The next time you decide to check your
page to see if you have any new
, likes, or just to see what your friends
up to, you can thank Mark Zuckerberg. Zuckerberg
the man who changed the way people keep
touch with each other. He literally changed the
Born in White Plains, New York on May
, 1984, Zuckerberg developed an interest in computer programming
an early age. When he was just 12
old, he had developed a working messaging system
his father Edward used in his dental office.
had many friends who were artists, and they
come by and draw pictures for Mark. He
then design a computer game based on the
drawn. In high school, Zuckerberg developed a music
program that drew interest from several large companies.
enrolled into Harvard University in 2002, where he
his first social networking site for students only.
site was very popular, but it was shut
by the school for being inappropriate.
year at Harvard, Zuckerberg began working on Facebook,
site that allowed its users to create a
, share photos, and communicate with other members. He
out his sophomore year to dedicate his work
his site. He moved his operation to Palo
, California. By the end of 2004, Facebook had
more than 1,000,000 members.
Zuckerberg's rise to the
has not been without controversy. Some of his
peers claimed he stole their ideas, and filed
against Zuckerberg. The case was settled, but it
to be an issue. Facebook today generates more
$1.5 billion in net revenues today.