The internet came out with all buzzing with the CEO and founder of Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg and his doctor wife, Priscilla Chan announcing the news of the birth of their first child. They kept the name of the baby, Maxima. A separate facebook page was made for her where the couple wrote a letter saying that they are going to give away 99% of their company shares during their lives. However, this announcement brought out different kinds of interpretations from around the globe where some of them are interpreting that it was a gesture meant for avoiding of taxes. But Zuckerberg has all denied it.
With the controversy all around, you might have made him as your idol and so you would truly love to know some of the details about Zuckerberg. Here you know some of the facts about him.
# He loves his T-shirts
Although he has a lot of wealth but yet he loves his favorite T-Shirts, sneakers, jeans matching him with his hooded sweatshirt all along with his curly hair. But he wore suits during meeting of high profile people such as President Barack Obama and Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
# Born to doctor parents
Some of you may not know the fact that he born to doctor parents during the year 1984 and was brought up in Dobbs Ferry outside the New York. He is one of the four children to his dentist and psychiatrist father and mother.
# Started writing software programs at 11
He started to write computer programs when he was 11 years old; one of his programs is said to be resembling of the Pandora’s musical taste program that caught the attention of the Microsoft and AOL.
# Launching of Facebook from Harvard dorm
Zuckerberg started and launched Thefacebook.com from the dorm of his room on February 4, 2004 along with some of his classmates as well as roommates. Even then during those initial years the facebook was not free from controversy. Even for IP infringement, he was dragged to court by his three classmates.
It was in the year 2008 when a $65 million settlement was reached where the three of his classmates consisted of Cameron Winklevoss, twins Tyler and Divya Narendra. The entire controversial scenario has been well represented by through the movie, “The Social Network,” the Oscar winning film written by Aaron Sorkin with director, David Fincher. The three classmates had all to say that Zuckerberg had stolen the original idea of Harvard connection which belonged to them.
# He obtained the first funding from PayPal co-founder
It was the Paypal co-founder who first funded Zuckerberg with a major funding of $500,000 which was followed by $13 million from Accel Partners.
# He looks Steve Jobs as a role model
He is being said to have been struck by the late Apple co-founder Steve Jobs whom he always praised as a friend or role model for him. The both has a common similarity and it is their daring attitude as they never afraid to risk of falling down while they are going to chase big dreams quite passionately and putting visions amidst of detractors as well as obstacles.
# He truly loves setting annual goals for himself
He is always known for believing in setting of annual goals for himself even including wearing of ties everyday accompanied by eating meat of animal killed by him. And also learning to speak Chinese in order to be able to chat with his wife family members who speak the same.
# He was named ‘Time Man of the Year’
Zuckerberg was considered and named Time’s “Person of the Year” in 2010. And the Forbes always keeps him in top 20 richest people list for the last few years.