Mark Elliot Zuckerberg
is an American computer programmer and Internet entrepreneur. He is best known as one of five co-founders of the social networking website Facebook. Zuckerberg is the chairman and chief executive of Facebook, Inc. His personal wealth, as of July 2015, is estimated to be $38.6 billion. In 2007, at the age of 23, Zuckerbergbecame a billionaire as a result of Facebook's success. Since 2010, Time magazine has named Zuckerberg among the 100 wealthiest and most influential people in the world as a part of its Person of the Year distinction.
Zuckerbergbegan using computers and writing software in middle school. By the time he began classes at Harvard, Zuckerberghad already achieved a "reputation as a programming prodigy", notes Vargas. Zuckerberglaunched Facebook from his Harvard dormitory room on February 4, 2004.
Born in 1984 in White Plains, New York, Zuckerberg excelled in classics at Ardsley High School. He transferred to Phillips Exeter Academy in New Hampshire in his junior year, where he won prizes in science (math, astronomy and physics) and classical studies.