Story of Mark Zuckerburg, the inventor of Facebook

Childhood of Zuckerburg

  • Zuckerberg was born in a village called White Plains, New York.
  • His mother is a psychiatrist. Her name is Karen. And the father is a dentist called Edward. He has three sisters called Randi, Donna, and Arielle. He was brought up in a village called Dobbs Ferry, in New York.
  • Zuckerberg was raised Jewish, including becoming a Bar Mitzvah (as their rituals become age of 13) as a child; He entered his middle school.
  • Zuckerberg started programming when he was in middle school. His father taught him a basic programming language which is called Atari. This language was a pioneer programming source for most in arcade games, home video game consoles, and home computers in the 1990s.
  • Zuckerberg also took a graduate course in the subject at Mercy College nearby his home in the mid 1990s.
  • Software developer called David Newman was hired as his tutor in about 1995.
  • He enjoyed developing computer programs, especially communication tools and games.
  • He studied at Ardsley High School where he excelled in the subjects like languages, literature, philosophy, history, art, archaeology and other culture subjects.

His path to Facebook

  • Before transferring in his junior year to Phillips Exeter Academy where he immersed himself in Latin.
  • He also designed and programmed a computer application system to help the workers in his father's office communicate. He built a version of the game Risk.
  •  Under the company name Intelligent Media Group, he was build a music player named as Synapse Media Player that used artificial intelligence to learn the user's listening habits, and it was posted to Slashdot and received a rating of 3 out of 5 from PC Magazine. Microsoft and AOL tried to purchase Synapse and recruit Zuckerberg,
  • But instead he went to Harvard College in September 2002 where he studied computer science and joined Alpha Epsilon Pi, a Jewish fraternity. In college, he was known for reciting lines from epic poems such as The Iliad.

The Facebook

  • Mark Zuckerberg developed a site named as “” in 2004 with his college roommates Dustin Moskovitz and Chris Hughes. While he dramatically expanded Facebook's ad revenue and reach with his social media advertising platform,
  • Zuckerberg has come under fire for failing to balance the privacy concerns of Facebook users with Facebook's business impulse to share personal information with other websites for social media advertising purposes.
  • And now, Facebook is one of the largest web sites in the world, with more than 500 million monthly users. Since September 2006, anyone over the age of 13 with a valid e-mail address can join Facebook.

  • Users can add friends and send them messages and even announcements, and update their personal profiles to notify friends about themselves.

  • A film called The Social Network in which Justin Timberlake will star, based on the founding Facebook, was released in last month, October 2010.

  • IN Vanity Fair magazine named Zuckerberg as number 1 on its 2010 list of the Top 100 "most influential people of the Information Age".
  • Zuckerberg was ranked number 23 on the Vanity Fair 100 list in 2009. In 2010, Zuckerberg was chosen as number 16 in New Statesman's annual survey of the world's 50 most influential figures.
  • At a fraternity party during his 2nd year of university, Zuckerberg met Priscilla Chan, who subsequently became his girlfriend in September 2010.

  • Chan is now a medical student, moved into Zuckerberg's rented Palo Alto house.

  • As of September 2010, Zuckerberg was studying Mandarin with a tutor in preparation for the couple's slated visit to China and possibly to help in setting up operations in China.

  • On Zuckerberg's Facebook Fan page, he listed his personal interests as, "openness, making things that help people connect and share what's important to them, revolutions, information flow, minimalism".

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Comments 107 comments

LindiAditya 6 years ago

hey dude, what an elegant concept.

I love facebook. Because i found my love through it.

Dear Mark Zuckerburg, no words say thanks.

you should be next Nobel winner.

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lakshanhere 6 years ago from Colombo, Sir Lanka Author

@Lindi: Thanks for the compliments sis. :)

Also i accept your idea. its a great inventory of our time.

Sam 5 years ago

he is so cool... and smart

Hewjiko Rimz 5 years ago

good article.

Susmita Ghosh 5 years ago

Wow! what a beautiful thing invented by you.Thanks Mark

U r briliant........

rana 5 years ago

phemenol idea if i consider a single word

kikki 5 years ago


bernie 5 years ago

not cool dude....not cool..

MollyTheDolly 5 years ago

This sucks. The owner being sued for privercy concerns even tho he invented facebook? NOT COOL. Team BERNIE

poopy 5 years ago

you mean fired?..DUHH

ILUVBIEBER 5 years ago

i think um..molly ment fired. poopy, you have the BEST name ever. :) ily for that

personwithbadnails24/7 5 years ago

my nails are so pretty..

nolady 5 years ago

nooooo make me(;

GessieGirlie 5 years ago

Hi my name is Gessie and i'm in LOVE with you Mark! I'm 7 years old with pretty blonde hair and these weird pop like green. I LOVE YOUUUU MARRRRKKKKKKKK!!!!!

markhaters 5 years ago

chillll, hes ighttt. no need to go crazy for this berry lovely mannnn!! HES MINE!! BACK OFF!!!

JessieTheGirlie 5 years ago


markhaters 5 years ago

ighttt dude, just take a chill pill and, go on a journey to a place called, candy island!!

GessieGirlie 5 years ago

Don't hurt my sister you idiott!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I love her SOOOOOOOOO much. She is my LIFELINE and we all know it :)

GessieGirlie 5 years ago

Mark Hater sucks, I am so pretty and he thinks Mark will hate me...

Me 5 years ago

I'm doing a project on inventors and I will do you cuz I love FACEBOOK

tangkerock 5 years ago

like some kind of

Arun 5 years ago

Its Cool

INDU 5 years ago


Aliza Albornoz 5 years ago

Dear Mark: are you aware that your Facebook admins are harassing us? I was blocked for 14 days twice for friending suggested friends.... And I know of a number of people in facebook who have been blocked by the facebook admins, for anywhere from 7 days to 30 days for the same reason and even for friending people facebook suggested to them!!! PLEASE LOOK INTO THIS AND STOP THIS HARASSMENT and contradiction of your mission statement: connect with old friends and make new ones!!!!!!!!

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lakshanhere 4 years ago from Colombo, Sir Lanka Author

haha... :D

nice comments,,

thank you all anyway!!!!!!!

Sachin tendulkar: 4 years ago

I hav achieved my no.1 goal but mre than me ur great i did this by my hmely nd outwardly supporters but u startd alne by being insulted UR GREAT AND U R BEST MAN....!

pia 4 years ago

thnx to invent the facebook......i have found so many frndz after along tym....thnx alot

Igeitunu 4 years ago

That s a challenge 2 teenagers outthere neva 2 hide their talent

Lil'rockzz 4 years ago

Mark u r so awesome keep it up

Gaz 4 years ago

Marks a legend. 4 years ago

hey Mark i wish u for u couple will be happy always.

abhiyan khatiwoda 4 years ago

how u got an idea to make facebok. Whatever people says 2 u but i says u r a brilleient guy dud.

Ibik Bona 4 years ago

Wow what a wonderful dude Mark! You're indeed a legend! God will always strengthen your intelligence!

Karim 4 years ago

You are simply great Mark. U have lotta things to give to our world.


eram 4 years ago

i want to be like him

prasad bangal 4 years ago

hatts of bro...........

sujan sadhasanker 4 years ago

i am really fan of urs

Emeka 4 years ago

Mark u have made people happy. Keep it up boyyyyyy.

piyush 4 years ago

its not abt wat u learn or wat u earn its all abt wat u do mark did a great job ***!

Aman rza 4 years ago

I than mark by my heart that he mad such gud sftware that i ned

rakesh 4 years ago

he had a great concept with that concept he is one of richest person in the world.In india last year one engineering has been byed by facebook for 75lakhs for one year he is the to get top most student to get that salary in the year

keerat 4 years ago

i like facebook

rhoy luigi 4 years ago

awesome social netwok

name password 4 years ago

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Shakil Khan 4 years ago

Hi dude,its cool. I love you very much mark.i wish you so glad to next....

Javier 4 years ago

Thanks for

inventing Facebook

sawraj singh 4 years ago

u r awsme 4 years ago

I like ur things

vishnusingroli 4 years ago

thanx mark u facilate us

Saif Ali Sharhan 4 years ago

Seems to be grt invention bt litlle fuzzy zbout the misleading information that give by others little concious abt the security of society...other than that grt help to fullfil our leisure time...

chris 4 years ago

in one word...AWESOME!!!

Uzair Ahmed 4 years ago

Awesome man

Uzair Ahmed 4 years ago

U r the man Mark Zukerberg

fun 4 years ago

facebook is awsome if you dont love it stop reading!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

sunny 4 years ago

great job mark, facebook is awsome..

sunshine 4 years ago

yeah.. facebook is awsome.. but can i ask? what's happening with the facebook? cause now i cannot view my account.. it's not hacked.. it's about that https.. many also have the same problem that i have.. can some help me please? i'm dying to view my account.. thanks..

unknown:) 4 years ago

u r fabulous person .........mark.....really admire u:)

safar 4 years ago

Mark...admire you for this graet job..

ekta 4 years ago

u are friends choice ............. awesome

ishwari kumar sinha 4 years ago

mark are genius....

K.Chanukya Siva Madhav 4 years ago

it's simply awasome

zamani 4 years ago

Welldone mark u the man

Zaheer ....... 4 years ago

Awesome Yaar ...... Good Job done by Mark .......

I Like Facebook Very Much

khan ubaid 4 years ago

Zuckerberg i have no words to thanks..........



my name is Priscilla and regardless what anyone says I like the fact that Facebook was invented, you helped me locate family that i get to keep in touch with who i haven't seen forever, and long lost friends..

thanks mark much props to you and your team :)

Hirak MJ'lover 4 years ago

oh inventer you are a great inventer facebook

Bosy 4 years ago

very wonderful really

at once .. U look good character

rachel 4 years ago

tnx for inventing facebook



Hassan 4 years ago

cool site I luv it 4 years ago

O!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I realy appreciate uuuuuu...........

renu 3 years ago

no words to say u dear....................................lots of thnxxxxxxxxxxxxx :)

litzy 3 years ago

omg that cool okei i like facebook is my drogs

solobilal 3 years ago

im addicted to fb

kunle onisemo 3 years ago

Keep, things up Mark I need more frm you

Neeraj rukl 3 years ago

I luv this site

It is n ausam book like facebok

ROHIT DEO 3 years ago


Faraaz 3 years ago

Its good for those who use it properly ..

indra pal 3 years ago

Very very usefull soft..i lov it...

SundaS 3 years ago

HEY!Buddy that's a great app and I also love using FACEBOOK. if you don't mind so I want to know how you got this facebook idea?? what is your personal experisson about it??

Christiana Stan 2 years ago

I love fb.It was awesome......

Dan 2 years ago

I thought the twins on the rowing team invented Facebook and Mark Zuckerburg stole their idea, that's what the movie said, and if that wasn't true, then why didn't Zuckerburg sue them for releasing a movie that was defamatory toward him?? He certainly has enough money to do it? Always wondered that? I hear all these people lumping praise on him...according to the movie "The Social Network" which is the ONLY movie out there telling the story if the founding members of Facebook, one would believe it is truthful...with Zucks money why doesn't he have them make a movie telling HIS perspective of the founding of Facebook, or is he hoping to let sleeping dogs lie, because the way they replay movies over and over again, that movie is pretty much lodging into the American, it should I say, worldwide psychi ... Not good Zuck! Do you really want the only depiction that the masses see and history remember you as that movie portrays you...for your children thru your great great great grandchildren?? I think it way past time to call some movie script writers or write a book or something to maybe take a bit of the tarnish off that image that they are portraying of you in The Social Network? The movie is about to play again TOMORROW night... These kids will all grow up and start having a different perspective on the world and the people that wronged them in their lives, and your a sitting duck as the bad guy who stole the idea of some respectable twins that had a moral compass...just go ask some older businessmen and wonen who are honorable and not blinded by your wealth, and ask them how they feel about you after watching the movie. You would think with all the smart people you must have around you, excluding yes men and women, somebody somewhere might of mentioned this to you before...maybe they have and you decided it would just fade away...from where I'm won't...and all the money in the world is not worth losing respectability as the movie portrays...if you have made further amends to your best friend that financed the startup, then let people know this....I read he is worth 2.2 billion and that's nice...but share the wealth or better yet, do something good with some of that money....I heard on NPR today that the drug companies are going to charge $1,000 a pill for a new drug proven to CURE hepatitis C, to treat everyone in America and stop the spread would cost about $800 million, I don't have it but I'm sure it's hell, why not whip out that checkbook and really do some good buddy...that would go a long way in my book toward redemption, but hey...who am I...just a hard working man that gives what I can to St. Jude's or the homeless least think about it buddy...if nothing else, think about the tax deduction. That's my 3 cents Mark, peace...Dan

yas 2 years ago

thanks for fb inventor.

Durlov gogoi 2 years ago

I u just amesome person plz add me...

mohdsiaf 2 years ago

I found my childhood friend ,through fb thanks mark for this. 2 years ago

tnxs 4 Mark Zuckerberg, Dustin Moskovitz and Chris Hughes.

really i m proud bcoz Gd thinking.

Aayush Shah 2 years ago

Thanx for inventing fb it is very much useful....

donnemadrazo 2 years ago

wat a smart idea dud.. nice 1mark ..

cara membuat blog 2 years ago

ooh this is amazing

adarsh 2 years ago

tnx dude............

unknown# 23 months ago

Never stop inventing dude...thumbs up 4u!!!...whn upgrade an invention or inventing somthng new,watch out 4those who can steal ur idea.But neva the less never stop#

Mahnoor qaisar 22 months ago

I really really appreciate u for this being wonderful idea abot fb I luv fb to mh zuckberg u r brilliant keep it up dude I'm u r big fan if God give me a chance to meet u then it's my good luck. I live in Pakistan city Lahore .

Huda 21 months ago

u are a great men

mohammed al dhaheri 21 months ago

why you didn't make a communicating for children

muzi 20 months ago

u great

imtiaz khan 20 months ago

I appreciate your talent

shoeb shaikh 19 months ago

how gr8 u are mark zuskerberg

becoz u maked an outstanding website facebook.

i appreciate u in this work buddy.


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pamela medane 19 months ago

Ill say that it was all because of his hard efforts than too happen only with help of his friends who helped him and wonderful creation SERIOUSLY!!!

Fozia Naz 19 months ago

U great Mark Superb.....

suman gayn 19 months ago

Hey. Are you man? I think you are not man. you are superman.i like facebook very much. So plz make a better software then facebook.god bless you.


Milan 18 months ago

i like facebook most

mamudu sayon 18 months ago

I read appreciate whoever, that invented FACEBOOK

aman 17 months ago

Fantastic job

Sîdhårth Sethy 17 months ago

Zukerberg. first i will say many many thanks to u for invent of fb.i like fb.god bless u.

joel bito tukana 14 months ago

Mark you are a genius, uniquely talented!! What an invention...your invention has influenced many lives on planet earth!!

Your Name 14 months ago


Henrietta Speer 14 months ago

My husband Charles C Speer ask me to go on Facebook with him,took a lot of encouragement from him,but I did,he took very sick, 3 years ago,but he watched me happy making friends,and not so lonely,my husband died,11/20/15 with me holding him,his kids hardly visit,his granddaughters hardly knowing him,to hurt me they ask his Facebook be put memorial,and without asking me,you up and took from me,my husband was my soulmate,my world,all I have left is pictures and memories,Facebook was Charlie's idea,he wanted me to make friends and connect to others,please give me his Facebook back....PLEASE

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