Mark Elliot Zuckerberg is an American computer programmer, Internet entrepreneur, and philanthropist.
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He is the chairman, chief executive officer, and co-founder of the social networking website Facebook.
A social networking service is an online platform that is used by people to build social networks or social relations with other people who share similar personal or career interests, activities, backgrounds or real-life connections.
Facebook is a for-profit corporation and online social media and social networking service based in Menlo Park, California, United States.
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His net worth is estimated to be US $50 billion as of December 2016, making him the 5th richest person in the world.
Together with his college roommates and fellow Harvard University students Eduardo Saverin, Andrew McCollum, Dustin Moskovitz, and Chris Hughes, he launched Facebook from Harvard's dormitory rooms.
Chris Hughes is an American entrepreneur who co-founded and served as spokesman for the online social directory and networking site Facebook, with Harvard roommates Mark Zuckerberg, Dustin Moskovitz, Eduardo Saverin, and Andrew McCollum.
Harvard University is a private Ivy League research university in Cambridge, Massachusetts, established in 1636, whose history, influence, and wealth have made it one of the world's most prestigious universities.
Dustin Aaron Moskovitz is an Internet entrepreneur who co-founded Facebook with Mark Zuckerberg, Eduardo Saverin, Andrew McCollum and Chris Hughes.
The group then introduced Facebook to other campuses.
Facebook expanded rapidly, with one billion users by 2012.
Zuckerberg was involved in various legal disputes that were initiated by others in the group, who claimed a share of the company based upon their involvement during the development phase of Facebook.
In December 2012, Zuckerberg and his wife Priscilla Chan announced they would give the majority of their wealth over the course of their lives to "advancing human potential and promoting equality" in the spirit of The Giving Pledge.
The Giving Pledge is a campaign to encourage the wealthy people of the world to contribute their wealth to philanthropic causes.
On December 1, 2015, they announced they would give 99% of their Facebook shares to the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative.
The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative is a limited liability company founded by Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan with an investment of "up to $1 billion in [Facebook] shares in each of the next three years".
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.
In December 2016, Zuckerberg was ranked 10th on Forbes list of The World's Most Powerful People.
Since 2009, Forbes has compiled an annual list of the world's most powerful people.