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Portrait de Mark Zuckerberg
Birthday : 05/14/1984
Place of birth : Dobbs Ferry (New York) - USA
Public asset : 56,080,382,519 USD
Country of residence : USA
Linked companies : Facebook Inc

Summary 
Mr. Mark E. Zuckerberg is Chairman & Chief Executive Officer at Facebook, Inc. and Co-Founder at Chan Zuckerberg Initiative LLC. Mr. Zuckerberg was previously employed as Co-Founder by Startup:Education.


Current positions of Mark Zuckerberg 
NameTitle Since
Facebook Inc
(Internet Services)
Chairman & Chief Executive Officer 2004
Chan Zuckerberg Initiative LLC Co-Founder -


Holdings of Mark Zuckerberg 
NameEquities%Valuation
FACEBOOK INC CL B410,908,92770.8%55,694,595,966 USD
Facebook Inc (FB)
Internet Services
2,846,2930.12%385,786,553 USD


Mark Zuckerberg : Personal Network 


Biography of Mark Zuckerberg 
Youngest billionaire in the world with 4 billion dollars in 2010, Mark Zuckerberg, founder and CEO of the social networking site Facebook, was the 52nd richest men in the world in 2011 (according to Forbes). His personal fortune was estimated at $ 13.5 billion in 2011.

Graduated in 2003 from Phillips Exeter Academy, Mark Zuckerberg joined Harvard. Keen on informatics and gifted in programming, he created his first network aimed to rate the sex appeal of his friends by hacking photos on the servers of Harvard. The user has two portraits of girls and he has to vote for the sexiest girl. Success is dazzling: 22 000 connections in two hours.

In 2004, Mark Zuckerberg officially launched Facebook, a social network designed primarily for students of Harvard and other universities, the success was immediate. Little by little, Mark adds functionalities which allow to find people, communicate with them and to see friend in common.

In 2006, Facebook is opened to the public. The popularity of the social network growas each day and overtakes My Space.

Mark Zuckerberg used advertising based on behaviors of network users. Advertisers could easily target customers interested in their offers. But Mark Zuckerberg has to update constantly his securities policy. In 2010, 500 million people had a Facebook account.

In 2007, Microsoft spent $ 280 million to hold 1.7 % of the fastest growing social network. The Chinese billionaire spent $ 120 million to hold approximately 0.8% of Facebook.

In 2010, Facebook counted 500 million members and had a turnover of $ 500 million in 2009. It is the 5th most visited website in the world. In 2011, Mark Zuckerberg leaded the way of the most powerful figure according to Medias ahead Rupert Murdoch, Larry Page and Steve Jobs (The Guardian).

Mark Zuckerberg has been in trial twice, the first one against the Winklevoss twins who accused him of intellectual property offense, the second one against Eduardo Saverin, co-founder of The Facebook ( the first version of Facebook), who was his roommate at Harvard but also his best friend.
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Anecdotes
In 2007, the source code of Facebook was hacked by hackers and published on many blogs. Facebook declared that this was possible because of the failure of a single server, since repaired. This incident allowed people who fight for the protection of private life to denounce vulnerability of Facebook.

Each year Zuckerberg challenges himself. In 2011, he started the learning of Chinese. He works with a tutor and organizes meetings with employees who speak Mandarin

In 2011, Mark Zuckerberg was named personality of Silicon Valley's worst dressed by GQ magazine, ahead of Steve Jobs and Bill Gates.
Citations
"In terms of doing work and in terms of learning and evolving as a person, you just grow more when you get more people's perspectives... I really try and live the mission of the company and... keep everything else in my life extremely simple."

"I think a simple rule of business is, if you do the things that are easier first, then you can actually make a lot of progress."


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Mark Zuckerberg : Connections 
Thiel Capital Management LLC
OpTrip, Inc.
Hispanic Foundation of Silicon Valley
Knowledge is Power Program Organization
YourPeople, Inc.
NewSchools Venture Fund
DreamBox Learning, Inc.
Pacific Collegiate School
Pahara Institute
Valar Ventures Management LLC
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Trust
Powerset, Inc.


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