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Monday, December 29, 2008

Facebook , youngest billionare on earth.

Facebook is a popular, free-access social networking website that is operated and privately owned by Facebook, Inc Users can join networks organized by city, workplace, school, and region to connect and interact with other people. People can also add friends and send them messages, and update their personal profile to notify friends about themselves.

Mark Zuckerberg founded Facebook while he was a student at Harvard University.Website membership was initially limited to Harvard students, but was expanded to other colleges in the Ivy League. It later expanded further to include any university student, then high school students, and, finally, to anyone aged 13 and over. The website currently has more than 140 million active users worldwide.

Born    May 14, 1984 (age 24) Boca Raton, Florida

Mark Zuckerberg is the founder and CEO of Facebook, which he started in his college dorm room in 2004 with roomates Dustin Moskovitz and Chris Hughes.Zuckerberg is responsible for setting the overall direction and product strategy for Facebook. He leads the design of Facebook’s service and development of its core technology and infrastructure.

Earlier in life, Zuckerberg developed a music recommendation system called Synapse and a peer-to-peer client called Wirehog. However, he abandoned both to pursue new projects.Zuckerberg attended Harvard University and studied computer science before founding Facebook.While at Harvard, Zuckerberg created Facemash, a website that compared students’ dorm photos side-by-side in a fashion similar to HOT or NOT. Harvard administration was not amused, and Zuckerberg faced subsequent disciplinary action. Less than three months later, he launched Facebook.Zuckerberg won the 2007 Crunchie Award for ‘Best Startup CEO.’

With a net worth of $1.5 billion, Forbes declared him the youngest billionare on earth.

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