"I hope Gates spells my name right on those checks.."

Mark Elliot Zuckerberg (born May 14, 1984) is an American entrepreneur best known for co-founding the popular social networking site Facebook. Zuckerberg co-founded Facebook with fellow classmates Dustin Moskovitz, Eduardo Saverin, and Chris Hughes while attending Harvard. Zuckerberg serves as Facebook’s CEO. He has been the subject of controversy surrounding the origins of his business. Time magazine added Zuckerberg as one of The World’s Most Influential People of 2008. He fell under the Scientists & Thinkers category for his web phenomenon, Facebook, and ranked 52 out of 101 people. As of January 2010 Zuckerberg is the youngest self-made businessman worth more than a billion dollars. Zuckerberg was born in White Plains, New York and raised in Dobbs Ferry, New York. While attending Phillips Exeter Academy, he built a program to help the workers in his father’s office communicate; he built a version of the game Risk and a music player named Synapse that used artificial intelligence to learn the user’s listening habits. Microsoft and AOL tried to purchase Synapse and recruit Zuckerberg, but he decided to attend Harvard University instead. Sounds like an early version of Pandora. On October 24, 2007, Facebook Inc. sold a 1.6% stake to Microsoft Corp. for $240 million, rejecting a competing offer from online search leader Google Inc. This would indicate that Facebook had a market value of $15 billion at the time of the sale. A software update for Microsoft’s Xbox 360 games console has been released which added support for Facebook, Twitter and Last.fm. As of December 2, 2009 Facebook has claimed that it has attained over 350 million users. There is a movie based on Mark Zuckerberg and the surrounding creators of Facebook, called The Social Network. It is currently set to release in 2010, and stars Jesse Eisenberg and Justin Timberlake. Man, if only 2D2GC thought of uploading all the contacts of his black book back in high school.  Think about it, those were the original Facebooks.  Long before cell phones when you had a book of numbers, a pager, and roll of quarters.  The days of the hook-up’s list.  Who cares if half of them were numbers off  the stall’s in the locker room.  Facebook is one big wall in a dirty, dive-bar bathroom anyway..

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