Mark Zuckerberg is best known for creating Facebook, the social media platform that has over 1 Billion users. But how did he become the billionaire he is today?
One of the first signs that Zuckerberg was a tech wizard was at the age of 12. Mark he created inter-office communication system that was implemented in his fathers dental practice. Marks parents shortly hired a computer programming tutor to teach him. All the while he was still in high school alongside being enrolled in a prep school in New Hampshire. Zuckerberg went on to study at Harvard where he became well known as the go-to computer programmer on campus.
By his sophomore year, he had already built two programs: CourseMatch and FaceMash (hot or not app). In June 2004 under the name “The Facebook, Marks website went live. He had partnered up with friends to create a social networking site that allowed Harvard students to connect with each other. It was ran out of his dorm room. When his sophomore year ended Zuckerberg felt that it was right to drop out of Harvard to manage what at now called Facebook full time. In which by the end of 2004 had over million users. In 2008 Mark became a billionaire in 2008 at age 23 he was the youngest self made billionaire.
As of 2020 Zuckerberg has a net worth of 89.2 billion USD. He uses his successes to help others. In 2015 Chan Zuckerberg Foundation was created to help in education, housing, science and improving the criminal justice system which led $1.9 billion was donated in 2017 by mark to the charity.
Although Mark Zuckerberg has had plenty of scandals like other successful entrepreneurs he still managed to count and make his success. Read our last Becoming a Billionaire about Shedlon Adelson here.