Mark Elliot Zuckerberg is an American programmer, Internet entrepreneur, and philanthropist. Born on May 14, 1984, in White Plains, New York, Mark Zuckerberg is the chairman, chief executive, and co-founder of the social networking website Facebook, as well as one of the world’s youngest billionaires. His net worth is estimated to be $51.8 billion as of 2016.
Mark Zuckerberg co-founded the social-networking website Facebook out of his college dorm room with his college roommates and fellow Harvard University students Eduardo Saverin, Andrew McCollum, Dustin Moskovitz, and Chris Hughes. He left Harvard after his sophomore year to concentrate on the site, the user base of which has grown to more than 250 million people, making Zuckerberg a billionaire.
His father, Edward Zuckerberg, ran a dental practice attached to the family’s home. His mother, Karen, worked as a psychiatrist before the birth of the couple’s four children—Mark, Randi, Donna and Arielle.
Zuckerberg met Priscilla Chan, at a fraternity party during his sophomore year at Harvard. They began dating in 2003. After a long gap, Zuckerberg and Chan married on May 19, 2012.