Facebook crossed a total of one billion users in 2012. By Nithya Nair | Updated: October 9, 2014 11:46 AM IST
Mark Zuckerberg, the CEO of the most used social networking site in the world will be visiting India today. His visit schedule also includes meeting the Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi and talks about increasing the number of internet audiences will also be discussed. While we hope that India is covered by affordable internet across with the CEO’s visit, here are five interesting things about the internet entrepreneur, Mark Zuckerberg.
Facebook’s Initial Days
Facebook was launched in the dormitory of Harvard University. Yes, Zuckerberg with his friends Eduardo Saverin, Andrew McCollum, Dustin Moskovitz, and Chris Hughes launched Facebook inside the university. Mark Zuckerberg is known as one among the five co-founders of the social networking site. Facebook was made as a part of his college project and had no intention to made it a social networking side across the world.
According to Mark’s friends, they had book called Face Books, which included the names and pictures of everyone who lived in the student dorms. At first, they built a site and placed two pictures, or pictures of two males and two females. Visitors to the site had to choose who was “hotter” and according to the votes there would be a ranking.
Mark Zuckerberg receives a one-dollar salary as CEO of Facebook! Surprised? Yes, he doesn’t ask for more. However, in 2007, when Mark was 23, he became a billionaire . The number of Facebook users worldwide reached a total of one billion in 2012.
Most Followed Man
Time magazine had named Zuckerberg among the 100 wealthiest and most influential people in the world as a part of its Person of the Year distinction. In 2011, Zuckerberg ranked first on the list of the “Most Influential Jews in the World” by The Jerusalem Post since then has been topping the list every year as of 2013.
The Simpsons titled “Loan-a Lisa
Zuckerberg lent his voice for an episode of The Simpsons titled “Loan-a Lisa”, which first aired on October 3, 2010. In the episode, Zuckerberg tells Lisa that she does not need to graduate from college to be wildly successful, referencing Bill Gates and Richard Branson as examples. ”Loan-a Lisa” is the second episode of The Simpsons’ twenty-second season and it was aired on October 3, 2010. Other guest stars included Chris Hansen and Muhammad Yunus.
Lawsuit on Facebook
Mark Zuckerberg has been embroiled in legal woes right in his initial days when three Harvard students Cameron Winklevoss, Tyler Winklevoss, and Divya Narendra accused Zuckerberg of lifting their idea of building a social network called HarvardConnection.com, later on to be called ConnectU. Zuckerberg is believed to have done some work for them but he later on to launch his own social network. The three filed a lawsuit that asked the court to shut down the site thefacebook.com and force Zuckerberg and to turn over the profits resulting from his alleged breach of contract.