Mark Zuckerberg's Life

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  • Zuckerberg was born.

    Zuckerberg was born.
    Mark Zuckerberg was born in Dobbs Ferry, New York into a familiy of 4 kids and to the parents of Edward and Karen Zuckerberg.
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    Mark Zuckerberg's Life

    Mark Zuckerberg was born in Dobbs Ferry, New York into a familiy of 4 kids and the parents of Edward and Karen Zuckerberg.
  • "Zucknet" was created.

    "Zucknet" was created.
    Mark Zuckerberg had an interest of computers at an early age. At the age of 12, he created "Zucknet", a messaging program created on ATARI basic (The computer in the picture) . His father used this program to help him as a dentist at work. He continued to make computer games with his friends in his free time.
  • Mark attends Phillips Exeter Academy.

    Mark attends Phillips Exeter Academy.
    As a junior in highschool, Mark Zuckerberg attended Phillips Exeter Academy where he won tons of prizes in the subjects of math, astronomy, and physics.
  • Synapse is created.

    Synapse is created.
    While at Phillips Exeter Academy, Zuckerberg created a pandora-like software called Synapse. He became known as the go-to software developer.
  • Zuckerberg attends Harvard.

    Zuckerberg attends Harvard.
    Within months of attending Harvard, Zuckerberg was already known as "a programming prodigy". He studied pyschology and computer science and later joined Alpha Epsilon Pi. It was here at Harvard where Zuckerberg created many of his pre-social networking websites.
  • Facebook is launched.

    Facebook is launched.
    Zuckerberg and his friends created a site that allowed people to create their own profiles, upload photos, and communnicate with people all around the world. This soon to be social networking phenomenon was called "The Facebook".
  • Zuckerberg drops out of Harvard.

    Zuckerberg drops out of Harvard.
    In June 2004, Mark Zuckerberg dropped out of Harvard in order to devote himself to Harvard full time.
  • "The Facebook" to "Facebook"

    "The Facebook" to "Facebook"
    The world changing website, "The Facebook", is officially changed to "Facebook". At this point, the website is worth about $200,000.
  • Zuckerberg is sued.

    Zuckerberg is sued.
    The creators of Harvard Connection claim Zuckerberg stole their idea. After the lawsuit, Zuckerberg paid a fine of $65 million.
  • Facebook hits 175 million users.

    Facebook hits 175 million users.
    After only 5 years, Facebook already has over 175 million users, increasing more and more each year.
  • "Like" button invented.

    "Like" button invented.
    In February 2009, the like button is added to Facebook allowing people to "like" statuses and pictures. This causes a huge spark in Facebook users.
  • "Accidental Billionaires"

    "Accidental Billionaires"
    Ben Mezrich wrote a book about all the accidental billionaires, primarily focusing on Mark Zuckerberg. Mezrich critically retold the one sided story of the founding of Facebook.
  • "The Social Network"

    "The Social Network"
    The "Accidental Billionaires" eventually led to the movie called "The Social Network". It received 8 academy award nominations. Zuckerberg was greatly offended by the way in which he was portrayed.
  • Zuckerberg on Oprah

    Zuckerberg on Oprah
    Mark Zuckerberg announces his $100 million donation to the Newark, N.J. public school system.
  • Person of the Year

    Person of the Year
    Mark Zuckerberg was named Time's Person of the Year in 2010.
    Time stated that Zuckerberg deserves this because, "In less than seven years, Zuckerberg wired together a twelfth of humanity into a single network, thereby creating a social entity almost twice as large as the U.S.'
  • Forbes 400 Richest People in America

    Forbes 400 Richest People in America
    Along with person of the yar, in 2010, Zuckerberg was also ranked number 35 on Forbe's 400 Richest People in America. At this point, his net worth was at $6.9 billion.
  • Zuckerberg meets Obama

    Zuckerberg meets Obama
    Mark Zuckerberg was invited to a dinner with Obama and many other entrrepreneurs to discuss spending and technology exports.