10 Incredible Facts About Mark Zuckerberg Which Will Blow Your Mind

5) Mark Zuckerberg met his wife Priscilla Chan at a party during his college days. Interestingly, they both had their first interaction whilst they were in a bathroom queue during that party. Priscilla was one of the first persons to sign up into Facebook. They both started living together since 2010, before tying the knot in 2012.

6) Zuckerberg sets himself an improvement goal every year. In 2009, he wore a tie to work every day to show he was “serious” about his company. In 2010 he learned Mandarin. In 2011 he only ate animals that he had killed himself and in 2012 his challenge was to code every day. In 2013 he challenged himself to meet a new person outside of Facebook every day. Like this, every year he sets himself a new goal to improve himself as a person.

7) His parents hired a computer tutor to work with the young Zuckerberg, but the tutor admitted that it quickly became difficult to stay ahead of his pupil, referring to him as a “prodigy.” He was approached by several companies with job offers (including AOL and Microsoft) before he even graduated high school, but Zuckerberg turned them all down.

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8) Forbes Magazine in February has stated that Mark Zuckerberg is the fifth richest person in the world with a net worth of 56.7 billion US Dollars. Zuckerberg was also named in the list of the most powerful people in the world.

9) Zuckerberg has signed the “Giving Pledge”, which will mean that he will donate 50% of his wealth to charities. He signed this pledge alongside other legendary business tycoons like Bill Gates and Warren Buffet. Zuckerberg also donated 99% of his shares to the Chan Zuckerberg initiative when his daughter Maxima Chan Zuckerberg entered the world.

10) Similar to Steve Jobs, Mark Zuckerberg has a $1 annual salary as CEO of Facebook. Zuckerberg was Time magazine’s “Person of the Year” in 2010 and in 2013, Facebook made the Fortune 500 list for the first time–making Zuckerberg, at the age of 28, the youngest CEO on the list.

Anuraag Peesara
A philanthropic, self-obsessed individual, sometimes tedious, sometimes edgy, yet the positive vibes keep me alive. Stay calm, be yourself, its your life, do it your own way., my way is expressing via writing (typing rather).