Native of White Plains, New York; born on 14 May 1984 and grew up in Dobbs Ferry, New York. Zuckerberg studied at Ardsley High School and was transferred to Phillips Exeter Academy, where he graduated with a Diploma in 2002. One of the youngest self-made billionaires in the world began computer programming in middle school; in high school, created music-recommendation program called Synapse, which Microsoft and AOL both attempted to acquire, leading them to attempt to recruit Zuckerberg. Attended Harvard College instead. In ...Contact us to see more Biography
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- Phillips Exeter Academy
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- Preparatory School
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Zuckerberg is a notorious slob; his mother Karen once apologized to college roommate Dustin Moskovitz for Zuckerberg's mess, explaining he grew up with a nanny.Contact us to see more Interesting Facts
Interests, Passion, Hobbies
Kind of Interests, Passion and Hobbies: Philanthropy
Description: Joined American billionaire businessman Warren Buffett's Giving Pledge, agreeing to donate 50% of his fortune to charitable causes upon his death. He has made donations towards health, physics, life sciences and mathematics. On December 1, 2015, a week after the birth of Zuckerberg and his wife Priscilla's daughter, the couple pledged to donate 99% of their wealth to Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, where initial focus would be personalized learning, curing disease, connecting people and building strong communities and to advance human potential and promote equality for all children in the next generation.
Kind of Interests, Passion and Hobbies: Finance - Investment
Description: From 2013 to 2016, Zuckerberg has invested more than $150 million in several startups, including Intercom, Asana, Vicarious and Panorama Education.
Kind of Interests, Passion and Hobbies: Environment - Climate Change
Description: In November 2015, Zuckerberg and his wife Priscilla Chan along with Microsoft Co-Founder Bill Gates launched the Breakthrough Energy Coalition, a global initiative that would invest in zero-carbon energy technology around the world.
Giving Profile: In his first act of large-scale philanthropy, Zuckerberg donated $100 million worth of his Facebook shares to the Newark, New Jersey public school system in September 2010. To announce the gift, he appeared on the Oprah Winfrey Show. In December 2012 Zuckerberg donated $500 million worth of his Facebook shares to the Silicon Valley Community Foundation. Zuckerberg has also joined Warren Buffett's Giving Pledge, agreeing to donate 50% of his fortune to charitable causes. Zuckerberg with his wife, Priscilla, and three other billionaires - Yuri Milner, Sergey Brin and Anne Wojcicki - reportedly donated $33 million to 11 biotech inventors on 20 February 2013. In May 2014, Zuckerberg and his wife Priscilla Chan reportedly donated $120 million to improve schools in the San Francisco Bay area, California. In October 2014, Zuckerberg and his wife Priscilla donated $25 million to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) Foundation to help fight Ebola. The grant was given through their Silicon Valley Community Foundation. In June 2015, the couple reportedly donated $5 million to help undocumented immigrants attend college in the U.S. In November 2015, the couple pledged $20 million to the nonprofit organization EducationSuperHighway to support an initiative to bring speedy Internet to all U.S. schools and to encourage personalized learning. Zuckerberg is the CEO and President of Openness Foundation, an organization which supports charitable givings, and a Co-Founder of Startup:Education, an organization that supports education causes. In August 2016, as part of the giving pledge, Zuckerberg and his wife Priscilla donated $95 million worth of Facebook stock to their charitable organization Chan Zuckerberg Initiative to support its mission. In September 2016, Zuckerberg and his wife Priscilla through Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, pledged to donate at least $3 billion over the next decade towards medical research which would help in preventing, curing or managing all diseases by the end of the century.Contact us to see more Philanthropy
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