Creator Of Facebook
The creator of Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg was born on May 14, 1984. He is the brain-child behind the immensely popular Facebook social online network. What started out in 2004 in a dorm at Harvard University has taken off far faster and has had more users than any other social network to date.
Zuckerberg was born, along with three sisters, in Dobbs Ferry, New York. His mother was a psychiatrist and his father a dentist. He was raised in the Jewish faith and even had a bar mitzvah when he was thirteen years of age, he now describes himself as an atheist.
Zuckerberg has been well-educated and his brilliance has been touted ever since he started school. In high school he excelled in math, science and astronomy. He is also able to speak such tongues as Hebrew, French, Latin, as well as Ancient Greek.
The blue coloring that is so predominant on Facebooks' many pages is due in part because Zuckerberg suffers from red-green colorblindness and he sees the color blue best of any other colors. So, whenever you see that blue background with a white "F" you know it's Facebook!
Zuckerberg began writing software when he was just in middle school and his father taught him how to write code in the Atari Basic computer language. Zuckerberg has always since a very, very young age had a passion for computers as well as the smarts to be able to achieve what he wants to, especially in the area of technology.
Zuckerberg was not just your everyday geek. He enjoyed the classics such as The Iliad and other Greek epics that he has been known to recite whenever the whim hits him. It can truly be said that Zuckerberg is a true Renaissance man.
By the time Zuckerberg went into Harvard in the Fall of 2002, he had more than earned a reputation for building and supplying code for a myriad of different programs such as CourseMatch and Facemash as well as other ideas that were only in the development stages at that time.
The birth of Facebook began in Zuckerbergs' dorm on Feb 4, 2004 and what started out as just an application for Harvard students spread out to other universities such as Stanford, Dartmouth, Columbia, New York university, Cornell, Brown and Yale. Quite an achievement to be sure.
In 2010, Vanity Fair magazine named Mark Zuckerberg as number on on its top 100 most influential people of the information age list. If we know Zuckerberg any, this is only the beginning. Facebook has well 500 million users, not bad for a guy so young, is it?