Mark Zuckerberg The Net Worth of the Facebook CEO

billion euro
U.S. dollar
birth date May 14, 1984 (37 years old)
Born in New York, United States
nationality USA
marital status married to Priscilla Chan (since 2012)
job Entrepreneur, Facebook CEO
Full name Mark Eliot Zuckerberg
children 1 (Maxima, little sister on the way)

How rich is Mark Zuckerberg?

Born on May 14, 1984 in upstate New York, Mark Elliot Zuckerberg is the founder and CEO of Facebook Inc., one of the richest people in the world and the second youngest self-made billionaire of all time. In 2009 he was the youngest billionaire. However, Facebook co-founder Dustin Moskovitz, who was eight days younger, also became a billionaire in 2010 and is therefore the youngest self-made billionaire. However, Mark Zuckerberg “earns” no more than a US dollar salary per year, which he has chosen himself. But he owns a lot of money thanks to his 28% stake in Facebook. Mark Zuckerberg ‘s estimated net worth is $64.36 billion. In a public letter to his firstborn daughter Max, the billionaire announced that he will donate 99% of his shareholding during his lifetime.

Mark Zuckerberg is among the top 10 richest people in the world

Credit to Mark Zuckerberg

Mark Zuckerberg may only make $1 a year , but he is in the top 10 richest men in the world by wealth according to Forbes. Before Google boss Larry Page since 2014 , as well as before Sergey Brin . However, he has not yet come close to Microsoft founder  Bill Gates , who currently occupies second place with 117.22 billion euros. But how do you get this fortune if you only pay yourself a symbolic US dollar a year? Above all, it’s the stocks that make Zuckerberg generate this net worth. After all, he still holds 28% of facebook Inc. This means that he increases his wealth when the share price rises and that his wealth decreases when the share price falls.

And the share price is also the reason for its symbolic content. Many large entrepreneurs pay only one dollar in the United States. This allows them to maximize their company’s profits, thereby driving stock prices up. They, in turn, benefit from this, as does their company. Mark Zuckerberg also owns a modest house in Palo Alto with direct contact to the neighbors with his wife Priscilla, whom he has known since university.

The career of Mark Zuckerberg

Salary of Mark ZuckerbergFrom an early age, Zuckerberg showed a high affinity for computers and programming languages . When he was still in middle school, his father taught him the Atari BASIC programming language, even hiring him a teacher – none other than the then software developer David Newman – for whom Mark Zuckerberg was to become his most demanding student. Because Zuckerberg was so gifted that it was anything but easy for Newman to get ahead of his apprentice.

What interested Zuckerberg in those early years was virtual communication, so he developed a kind of messenger that would enable his father, a dentist, to contact his practice from home via computer. But it wasn’t just virtual communication that appealed to him, but also simple computer games. His advantage was that he already had a large and wide-ranging network of artists at his disposal who provided him with various ideas and materials for his smaller games. That network also included Napster co-founder Sean Parker , played by Justin Timberlake in the film The Social Network. However, what many do not know is that Zuckerberg, who had not yet monetized his software programming skills at the time, also had a soft spot for classical philology, i.e. Latin and ancient Greek.

The time at Harvard

Mark Zuckerberg Facebook income

It was during his time at Harvard that the future path of Mark Zuckerberg was to be charted. Because although he was enrolled in computer science and psychology, he also programmed CourseMach on the side. This basically useful program made it possible to see what courses other students have chosen. So you could adjust your own choice of course accordingly if necessary. It was also possible to see if friends had chosen the same course that you were about to choose. So you could be sure to form study groups in case of any questions or ambiguities during the course. Although CourseMach was very popular, Mark Zuckerberg didn’t make any money from that program either. And yet it should be an important step on his way to Facebook.


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