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Mark Zuckerberg Facebook Creator


Mark Elliot Zuckerberg [ mɑɹkˈeliətˈzʌkərbɜːrɡ ] 1 , born May 14 , 1984in White Plains, New York , is an American computer scientist , entrepreneur , and billionaire . He is the co-founder of the site and social network Facebook in 2004, of which he is the majority shareholder and also the chairman and CEO .

Family and origins

Mark Elliot Zuckerberg was born on May 14, 1984 in White Plains, New York to an American Jewish family . He is the son of Karen Kempner (born in 1958), psychiatrist , and Edward Zuckerberg (born in 1954), dentist .

On the maternal side, Karen Kempner is the daughter of Sidney Kempner (1921-2012), son of Harry Kempner (1892-1936) and Mary Steinberg (circa 1898-1965), and Gertrude Silver (born in 1924).

On the paternal side, Edward Zuckerberg is the son of Jacob Zuckerberg (1919-2004), son of Max Zuckerberg (1899-1948) and Minnie Wiesenthal (1899-1986), and Miriam Hollander (1920-2004), daughter of Max Hollander (1873-1965) and Rose Schoenfeld (1880-1957), from Austria .

Along with his three sisters Randi , Donna, and Arielle, Mark Zuckerberg was raised in Dobbs Ferry, New York. He started writing computer programs in middle school.

The first version of Facebook is launched on February 4, 2004with help from Dustin Moskovitz , Eduardo Saverin and Chris Hughes 2 . Mark Zuckerberg is color blind , but the color blue is the color he sees best. It is therefore the one he chose to represent his site 3 . The success is immediate with the other students of the university. Access is gradually allowed to other universities (mostly Ivy League ), then to high schools, and finally to the general public. Success is everywhere.

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However, Harvard students (brothers Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss , as well as Divya Narendra  ) sued Facebook a month after its launch. They had, in fact, started several months ago to develop another social network site  : the Harvardconnection . InOctober 2003, they had associated Mark Zuckerberg with their project, with the mission of finishing the source codes of the site and making it functional. Zuckerberg, bound by a "verbal agreement" and therefore considered a partner of the site, had taken the opportunity to develop the site The Facebook on his side in a few weeks , without working on the joint project as planned, mentioning a problem: "I asks if the site offers enough functionality to really grab the attention and influence necessary for such a site to roll”. A lawsuit was filed against himMarch 2004, canceled for technical reasons inMarch 2007. A new complaint is filed and the procedure is the subject of an amicable agreement between the different parties: theJune 25, 2008, Facebook has paid more than 65 million dollars to ex-classmates of Mark Zuckerberg 4 . According to Alexa Internet , Facebook is the second most visited site in the world. Mark Zuckerberg owns 24% of the shares of his company