Born in 1984, Mark Zuckerberg is an American computer programmer, Internet entrepreneur, and philanthropist, best known as one of five co-founders of Facebook, the social networking website.
Zuckerberg launched Facebook at Harvard University in 2004 along with fellow students Eduardo Saverin, Andrew McCollum, Dustin Moskovitz, and Chris Hughes. Eventually Zuckerberg introduced the website to other college campuses and high schools nationwide and moved Facebook’s headquarters to California. After the site launched, three Harvard seniors, Cameron Winklevoss, Tyler Winklevoss, and Divya Narendra, sued Zuckerberg; they settled for 1.2 million Facebook shares.
In 2007, at age 23, Mark Zuckerberg became a billionaire as a result of Facebook’s success. In 2010, Zuckerberg signed the “Giving Pledge,” along with Bill Gates and Warren Buffett, promising to donate at least half of his wealth to charity over time.