Mark Zuckerberg Turns 28: Ten Interesting Facts About The Facebook Founder And His Social Network [PHOTOS]

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  • Mark Zuckerberg Turns 28: Ten Interesting Facts About The Facebook Founder And His Social Network
    1. Zuckerberg was named four times in Time 100 in 2009, as one of the 100 influential people of the world. Also in 2010 he was crowned as Time magazine's Person of the Year, then in 2011 as one of the 100 influential people of the world and in 2012, he was honored with "The All-Time TIME 100 of All Time" by Joel Stein in Time. As of 2012, his personal wealth is estimated to be $17.5 billion, making him one of the world's youngest billionaires. Reuters
  • Mark Zuckerberg Turns 28: Ten Interesting Facts About The Facebook Founder And His Social Network
    2. The smartest boy of the world has also not been spared by the mighty, but he has overcome it all in the end with his self enthralled spirit. It can be said as Zuckerberg is a color blind. And this is the reason he has selected blue color for his site because this is the only color that he can see very clearly. Basically, he is color blind to red and green colors. Blue is the color he see best; therefore, the predominant color on all Facebook pages is blue. Reuters
  • Mark Zuckerberg Turns 28: Ten Interesting Facts About The Facebook Founder And His Social Network
    3. Talking about Facebook, currently, the platform comprises of more than 900 million active users. If the company were a country, it would be the third largest in the world after China (population: 1.34 billion) and India (population: 1.17 billion). Another interesting fact, with more than 157 million members, the United States has the most Facebook users, followed by India with around 45.9 million, Brazil with 45.3 million, Indonesia with 42.4 million and Mexico with 32.9 million. Reuters
  • Mark Zuckerberg Turns 28: Ten Interesting Facts About The Facebook Founder And His Social Network
    4. In 2010, a film called "The Social Network," based on the founding Facebook also got released, and surprisingly, it won four Golden Globes, including for best picture and best director. However, the film was not able to impress the Oscars, as the film was awarded in the event only for best adapted screenplay, original score and film editing. Reuters
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    5. Zuckerberg does not own a television and he never had one in his whole life. But he loves playing tennis. He likes playing fencing. Going back to his high school years, he was a fencing champ at that age. Reuters
  • Mark Zuckerberg Turns 28: Ten Interesting Facts About The Facebook Founder And His Social Network
    6. Zuckerberg, who was known as someone who ate meat he killed, turned a vegan recently and says he will ill continue being that for some time. Reuters
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    7. Popularly known by his nickname, Zuck is also a big fan of Taylor Swift, Jay-Z, Lady Gaga and on the tech grounds, he is subscribed through his Facebook page to AllThingsD's young reporter Liz Gannes and former TechCrunch reporter Jason Kincaid and Ben Parr. Reuters
  • Mark Zuckerberg Turns 28: Ten Interesting Facts About The Facebook Founder And His Social Network
    8. It can be said that the king of public forum is quite private in real life. The media world has always commented that Zuckerberg is very shy and private. Further, he does not even like to speak to press, or making public appearances, he goes for it only after receiving increasing requests from the media enthusiasts. Reuters
  • Mark Zuckerberg Turns 28: Ten Interesting Facts About The Facebook Founder And His Social Network
    9. One more outlandish fact, the CEO of the billion-dollar online social network, wears rubber sandals when he has to attend the board meeting. And of course, this is known to all that his favorite outfit is a hoodie with denim, along with sneakers. Reuters
  • Mark Zuckerberg Turns 28: Ten Interesting Facts About The Facebook Founder And His Social Network
    10. Mark Zuckerberg can be entitled as the man of dignity as he does not care about money. It is fact, he denied a $1 billion offering to sell Facebook. As he is possessive about his offspring and wants to keep running and keep growing it, in his own way. It was only in April when Facebook announced a billion dollar deal to buy the startup behind wildly popular smartphone photo sharing application Instagram, its biggest acquisition till date. Reuters
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In a world that's changing so quickly, you are guaranteed to fail if you do not take any risk. This standout quote came up from the mind of the golden boy of the tech world today. Yes, the talk is about the face behind the biggest and most addictive social networking site prevailing in the world right now, Mark Zuckerberg - the chairman and chief executive of Facebook.

Zuckerberg took the risk and in his dorm room, developed the social phenomenon in 2004 with his college roommates Dustin Moskovitz, Chris Hughes, and Eduardo Saverin, while he was an undergraduate at the Harvard University studying computer science.

On Monday, the world's youngest billionaire is turning  28 and his birthday has come as a landmark moment for his company, as Facebook Inc is all set to start trading.

The world's largest social networking website is seeking as much as $100 billion in its initial public offering making it worth more than iconic companies such as Disney, Ford and Kraft Foods.

At 28, Zuckerberg is exactly half the age of the average S&P 500 CEO, according to executive search firm Spencer Stuart. But the hoodie boy has done really well for himself so far, and further as well, he will get pulled himself into many new uprising directions once Facebook IPO begins.

Going into his history, Mark Zuckerberg, fully named Mark Elliot Zuck Zuckerberg, was born May 14, 1984 in White Plains, New York. He is regarded as the next Bill Gates. Zuckerberg is a dropout from the Harvard University and still he has been listed as the 14th richest man in the world in the Forbes list.

On his birthday, here is a compilation of the little known facts about this simply rich man, who has now become an inspiration for every man. Take a look and let us know what you think in the comment section below. What choice details did we miss?

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