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Facebook charges $100 to message founder

Facebook charges $100 to message founder

MENLO PARK, Calif., Jan. 11 (UPI) -- Some Facebook members could have a message delivered to the Inbox of the social network's chief executive, Mark Zuckerberg, the site says -- for $100.

Sister of Facebook founder in photo flap

MENLO PARK, Calif., Dec. 26 (UPI) -- The sister of Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg fell afoul of the site's privacy policy as a photo she posted to friends was shared publicly, Web watchers said.

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Newark releases emails about Facebook gift

NEWARK, N.J., Dec. 26 (UPI) -- Emails on a $100 million gift from Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg to the Newark, N.J., schools were released late on Christmas Eve.

Top words of 2012: 'Broga,' 'Fiscal Cliff'

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Zuckerberg donates $500 million

Zuckerberg donates $500 million

SAN MATEO, Calif., Dec. 19 (UPI) -- Billionaire Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg announced he has given $500 million to a non-profit donation fund to help improve health and education.

Tables turned on Facebook fraudster Ceglia

BUFFALO, N.Y., Oct. 29 (UPI) -- So much for old "friends" -- Paul Ceglia, whose claim to half of Facebook was stiff-armed by the Internet firm, is now facing criminal charges for the ordeal.

Facebook video celebrates 1 billion users

PALO ALTO, Calif., Oct. 5 (UPI) -- U.S. Internet giant Facebook is celebrating 1 billion users with a new video, saying the site brings people together like bridges, airplanes -- and chairs.
Facebook 'burned 2 years' on wrong mobile tech

Facebook 'burned 2 years' on wrong mobile tech

SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 12 (UPI) -- Facebook "burned two years" betting on the wrong mobile technology, founder Mark Zuckerberg said, adding the U.S. company's public offering was "disappointing."

Zuckerberg elects to hold onto shares

MENLO PARK, Calif., Sept. 5 (UPI) -- Facebook Chief Executive Officer Mark Zuckerberg said in a regulatory filing that he will hold onto his company shares for at least 12 months.
Facebook's oldest user meets Zuckerberg

Facebook's oldest user meets Zuckerberg

MENLO PARK, Calif., Aug. 28 (UPI) -- A 101-year-old California woman, believed to be Facebook's oldest user, was treated to a tour of the company's headquarters and met co-founder Mark Zuckerberg.

Frank Ghery designs new Facebook building

MENLO PARK, Calif., Aug. 25 (UPI) -- Famed architect Frank Gehry was chosen to design a new Facebook building in Menlo Park, Calif., officials said.
Dog days begin to fade

Dog days begin to fade

Investors will wait until Thursday for a series of manufacturing reports and until Friday for a government report on U.S. durable goods.
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Mark Zuckerberg
The Facebook homepage of Mark Zuckerberg is displayed on the Internet on December 15, 2010. Zuckerberg, 26, has been named Time magazine's "Person of the Year" for 2010. Zuckerberg is the CEO and co-founder of Facebook. UPI

Mark Elliot Zuckerberg (born May 14, 1984) is an American computer programmer and Internet entrepreneur. He is best known for co-creating the social networking site Facebook, of which he is chief executive and president. It was co-founded as a private company in 2004 by Zuckerberg and classmates Dustin Moskovitz, Eduardo Saverin, and Chris Hughes while they were students at Harvard University. In 2010, Zuckerberg was named Time magazine's Person of the Year. As of 2011, his personal wealth was estimated to be $13.5 billion.

Zuckerberg was born in 1984 in White Plains, New York to Karen, a psychiatrist, and Edward Zuckerberg, a dentist. He and his three sisters, Randi, Donna, and Arielle, were brought up in Dobbs Ferry, New York. Zuckerberg was raised Jewish and had his bar mitzvah when he turned 13, although he has since described himself as an atheist.

At Ardsley High School, Zuckerberg had excelled in the classics before transferring to Phillips Exeter Academy in his junior year, where he won prizes in science (math, astronomy and physics) and Classical studies (on his college application, Zuckerberg listed as non-English languages he could read and write: French, Hebrew, Latin, and ancient Greek) and was a fencing star and captain of the fencing team. In college, he was known for reciting lines from epic poems such as The Iliad.

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