On his college application, Facebook Founder Mark Zuckerberg, who turns 28 today, had listed that he could read and write French, Hebrew, Latin, and ancient Greek
BANGALORE, INDIA: Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg turns 28 today. His fame knows no boundaries as his invention Facebook goes about connecting people at an unimaginable speed.
Born on May 14, 1984 Mark Elliot Zuckerberg is much more than a billionaire, American computer programmer and Internet entrepreneur.
Here are 10 facts about the man, who gave communication a new meaning and social networking a new liking.
1. Zuckerberg was named four consecutive times in Time 100 list from 2009 to 2012. This year, he was among "The All-Time TIME 100 of All Time".
2. As of 2012, his personal wealth is $17.5 billion and that makes him the world's youngest billionaire.
3. He has three sisters, Randi, Donna, and Arielle
4. On his college application, Zuckerberg listed non-English languages he could read and write as French, Hebrew, Latin, and ancient Greek.
5. In college, he was known for reciting lines from epic poems such as The Iliad.
6. On Zuckerberg's Facebook page, he listed his personal interests as "openness, making things that help people connect and share what's important to them, revolutions, information flow, minimalism."
7. When still in college, he built a software program called "ZuckNet," which allowed all the computers between the house and his father's dental office to communicate by pinging each other. It is considered a "primitive" version of AOL's Instant Messenger.
8. At Harvard, he built a site and placed two random photos of his college mates. Visitors to the site had to choose who was "hotter". But the site was pulled down within two days because its popularity had overwhelmed Harvard's server and prevented students from accessing the Internet.
9. Zuckerberg liked to think of himself as a hacker. As he always said: "it's OK to break things to make them better."
10. After The Social Network, the movie based on Zuckerberg and Facebook, was released on October 1, 2010, Zuckerberg had said: "I just wished that nobody made a movie of me while I was still alive."