Billionaires give away wealth to charity

NEW YORK, Dec. 9 (UPI) -- The commitment by Facebook's founder is part of a growing trend of billionaires giving away a majority of their wealth earlier in life, pledge organizers said.

Facebook implements messaging system

SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 15 (UPI) -- Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg has introduced a new messaging system to be used through the U.S.-based social networking Web site, Computerworld said.

Chilean miners likely 'Person of the Year'

LONDON, Nov. 12 (UPI) -- A British bookmaker said the Chilean miners freed from an underground collapse are 4/1 favorites to be named Time magazine's "Person of the Year."
Sorkin defends Zuckerberg donation

Sorkin defends Zuckerberg donation

NEW YORK, Sept. 28 (UPI) -- Aaron Sorkin, the screenwriter who penned the new movie "The Social Network," says he thinks some people are being too cynical about why Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg donated $100 million to the Newark, N.J., school system last week.

Facebook unhappy with film

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 21 (UPI) -- Facebook executives apparently have decided to ignore a movie critical about the creation of the social networking Web site, The New York Times reported.
'Facebook' CEO to guest star on 'Simpsons'

'Facebook' CEO to guest star on 'Simpsons'

LOS ANGELES, July 23 (UPI) -- Facebook Chief Executive Officer Mark Zuckerberg is to play himself on an upcoming episode of the animated series "The Simpsons," the Los Angeles Times said.
Facebook launches story-sharing feature

Facebook launches story-sharing feature

PALO ALTO, Calif., July 21 (UPI) -- Facebook announced Wednesday it has a new application, Facebook Stories, that allows users to share stories of how the networking site has helped them.

EU to revisit privacy laws

BRUSSELS, Jan. 28 (UPI) -- The European Commission said Thursday it would update its privacy protection laws to keep up with the digital age in which 1995 laws now appear outdated.

Facebook says it made money for first time

PALO ALTO, Calif., Sept. 16 (UPI) -- U.S. social networking site Facebook ended the last quarter in the black, beating its goal of profitability by 2010, its chief executive officer says.

Russian firm invests in Facebook

PALO ALTO, Calif., May 26 (UPI) -- U.S. Internet giant Facebook said a Russian firm, Digital Sky Technologies, has purchased 1.96 percent of the company for $200 million.

Facebook face-lift rankles some

SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 22 (UPI) -- The U.S. social networking site Facebook is in the process of switching its millions of users to a new design, a move that doesn't make everyone happy.

Bill Gates tops Forbes 400 richest list

NEW YORK, Sept. 20 (UPI) -- Microsoft founder Bill Gates once again sits atop The Forbes 400 list of the richest people in the United States, the magazine says.

Facebook reins in controversial tracking

NEW YORK, Nov. 30 (UPI) -- Facebook, the popular U.S. social networking Web site, said it was making a major change in its controversial new tracking program.

Facebook founder sued by former classmates

BOSTON, July 26 (UPI) -- A federal judge says the founders of ConnectU.com have just two weeks to persuade him not to throw out their case against rival Facebook.com.

Facebook starting to nip at MySpace

SAN FRANCISCO, May 25 (UPI) -- Watch out MySpace, Facebook -- with new applications designed to enhance user experience -- is catching up as the online place for U.S. teens to socialize.
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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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