#UK The fabulous life of new father Mark Zuckerberg (FB)

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Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg just made a major announcement:

He’s officially a dad

Zuckerberg and his wife Priscilla Chan celebrated the birth of their daughter Max by announcing a major donation

How did Zuck get to where he is today? 

Here’s a closer look at the life of the simultaneously down-to-earth and yet extravagant CEO. 

 

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Zuck and Chan had their daughter in November, but Mark is a May baby. Edward and Karen Zuckerberg, a dentist and a psychiatrist respectively, raised four children: Randi, Donna, Arielle, and, of course, Mark, in Dobbs Ferry, New York. A precocious child, Mark created a messaging program called “Zucknet” using Atari BASIC at age 12. As a kid he also coded computer games for his friends.

Source: Bio.

While attending high school at the renowned Phillips Exeter Academy in New Hampshire, he built an early music streaming platform, which both AOL and Microsoft showed interest in. Still a teen, he rejected offers for an acquisition or a job.

Source: Bio.

 

He wasn’t just a computer nerd though. Zuck loved the classics — “The Odyssey” and the like — and he became captain of his high school fencing team.

Source: The New Yorker

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