Who is Mark Zuckerberg?:
Mark Zuckerberg is best known as the founder of Facebook, the most popular social networking site on the Web with millions of users from all over the world. Zuckerberg and a few friends came up with the idea of Facebook (formerly known as "FaceMash" and "TheFaceBook") in 2004.
Zuckerberg's education background:
Mark Zuckerberg was an early prodigy, winning prizes in science and becoming fluent in several languages. He created several different software programs: an early instant messaging program and a music player that "learned" from users' listening preferences (similar to Pandora). Zuckerberg matriculated at Harvard University, where he created a program called FaceMash; the site was soon taken down, but the idea behind it became what we now know as Facebook.
The creation of Facebook:
Zuckerberg graduated from a private high school that published a school directory with phone numbers and photos commonly known as "The Face Book". This book made it possible for students to connect with other students. Zuckerberg and a few associates created a similar idea for Harvard students, and this soon spread to other Ivy League schools that were associated with Harvard. The service soon became so popular that it became available to anyone all over the world, not just college students. At the time of this writing, Facebook has over 500 million users.
"The Social Network" movie:
A movie loosely based on Mark Zuckerberg's background and the creation of Facebook was released in 2010 titled "The Social Network". The movie went on to win several awards, including three Oscars.
Mark Zuckerberg continues to lead innovation at Facebook as chief executive and president.
Mark Zuckerberg is the founder of Facebook, the most popular social networking site on the Web with hundreds of millions of registered users.