12 Most Interesting Facts About Facebook Founder, Mark Zuckerberg

The inventor of Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, is one of the most powerful CEOs in the world. He has also developed different types of software programs and platforms just than Facebook in his short life span and created a global identity.

So let’s talk about the 12 most interesting facts about Mark Zuckerberg –

1. Mark started to invent from his middle school days:

Mark invented an instant messaging program when he was just 12 years old. This invention was used to help his father to know when patients arrived at his dental space.

2. Mark was called a “prodigy” at his young age:

Mark’s parents hired a computer tutor for him when he was very young. But the tutor was unable to handle him and started calling him a “prodigy”. 

3. Mark is multilingual:

Mark can speak Mandarin and he learned Latin due to his interest in ancient languages.  He also learned Chinese so that he could interact with his wife’s parents.

4. Mark never wants to sell Facebook:

So many companies, like MySpace, Newscorp, Viacom, NBC, Yahoo, Microsoft, Google wanted to buy Facebook. But Mark turned down all the offers to sell Facebook.

5. Mark is a fitness freak:

Mark always falls for fitness. He set a goal to run 365 miles throughout one year, in 2016. And he fulfilled that by midway through the summer.

6. Mark loves art:

Mark is a great admirer of Albert Einstein and Pablo Picasso and that’s why he has kept their quotes on his Facebook. Those are “Make things as simple possible but no simpler” – Einstein’s quote and “All children are artist; the problem is how to remain an artist once you grow up” – Picasso’s quote.

7. Mark is a great friend of Vin Diesel:

Mark shared his relationship with Vin Diesel in an interview with The New York Times. He told that they hanged out for so many years and he was very excited about Fast 7.

8. Mark’s signature t-shirt costs $300 to $400:

Mark has a very awkward habit of wearing the same grey t-shirt, a hoodie, a pair of jeans, and some Nike sneakers. His iconic grey t-shirt is designed by an Italian designer Brunello Cucincelli. And it costs a whopping $300 to $400.

9.  His colour blindness is the reason behind the colour of Facebook:

Mark is supposed to suffer from red/green blindness. And this is the reason why the colour of the logo of Facebook is blue.

10. Mark is willing to donate half of his wealth to charity:

In 2010, Marks signed The Giving Pledge that he would donate half of his wealth to charity. He did it along with Bill Gates and Warren Buffet.

11. Mark stands out as the most followed person on Google Plus:

Mark Zuckerberg has more followers than the founders of Google Plus themselves and thus he continues to be the most followed person on Google Plus.

12. Mark’s shocking net worth: 

Mark has become the 5th richest person in the world with a net worth of $134.8 billion as of August 2021. 

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