Mark Zuckerberg turns 35 today: 5 facts about Facebook boss
Facebook appears to have celebrated the birthday of Mark Zuckerberg, who turns 35 today, by raising minimum wages of its outside vendors in the US to $20 per hour, and the same would also be implemented for contractors in other countries including in India. Content moderators and other contract workers will also get the benefit as they will make at least $18 an hour, up $3 from before. Since the decision coincided with the co-founder of now the biggest social media platform, here are other key facts about the Facebook CEO, who has been embroiled in data privacy cases for past one year.
1. Mark Zuckerberg, who created Facebook when he was a student at Harvard University. Zuckerberg decided to dropped out of the university to dedicate full time on work on Facebook. Interestingly, he returned to collect his honorary doctor of laws degree from Harvard University, 12 years later in 2017. Image source: Reuters
2. In 2016, Zuckerberg is said to have developed Iron Man inspired Jarvis AI, who can control his main appliances including lights and his toaster at him home. He has stated that the virtual assistant can also play music according to his or his wife Priscilla’s preferences. Notably, the Facebook CEO has not restricted this to him, but made the code public for developers to build their own Jarvis AI assistants. Image source: Reuters
3. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg holds the title of being the youngest self-made billionaire for the longest time, as he accomplished this target of $1 billion in 2008 when he was just 23 years old. Recently, Kylie Jenner has beaten Zuckerberg to become the youngest self-made billionaire. Image source: Reuters
4. Mark Zuckerberg is also known for making New Year resolutions every year, and his resolutions involve personal goals like wearing a tie to work every day in 2009, and learning Mandarin the following year. In 2019, he announced to host public debates to discuss the effects of technology on society. Image source: Reuters
5. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is stated to have one of the most popular feuds with Elon Musk. The reason behind is said to be that Facebook’s $200 million Internet.org satellite, which took off in one of Elon Musk’s rockets, exploded. Zuckerberg blamed SpaceX for the satellite failure, while Musk is stated to have responded saying that Facebook was given a free launch. Image source: Reuters