Mark Zuckerberg, also the second youngest billionaire today, is the most recent phenomenon of computer genius billionaire. Following the footsteps of Bill Gates and Steve Jobs, Mark Zuckerberg has made it to the billionaire list through Facebook, the most popular social network, which he founded together with his Harvard friends Dustin Moskovitz, Eduardo Saverin, and Chris Hughes. Mark Zuckerberg Net Worth are $13.5 Billion in age 26 per March 2011, according to Forbes.
Born on May 14th, 1984 to Edward and Karen Zuckerberg, a dentist and a psychiatrist, Zuckerberg had shown great interest in computer and programming. He learned Atari BASIC at the age of 12 and wrote a messaging program he called ZuckNet while he was attending Phillip Exeter Academy. With this program, his father’s receptionist did not have to shout out every time a patient arrived at his dentist office. The family also used ZuckNet to communicate to each other inside their house.
“By giving people the power to share, we’re making the world more transparent.”
Facebook is initially launched as a small social network application in Harvard, it has now developed into a giant leading global social network with over 500 million members all over the world. Launched in February 2004, it quickly gained popularity in other notable school which had social contact with Harvard such as Stanford, Yale, Columbia, Cornell, Brown, and Dartmouth University. By mid 2004, Facebook developed so well that Zuckerberg and his friends decided to move to Paulo Alto, California to further develop it.
As a proof to his remarkable success, a movie of him and Facebook has been made in 2010. The movie, The Social Network, stars Jesse Eisenberg as Zuckerberg and Andrew Garfield as Eduardo Saverin. The Social Network focuses on conflicts and lawsuits during the development of Facebook until it becomes a huge different form of social power today which brings one of its founder, Zuckerberg, as the second youngest billionaire in the early of 21st century.