Mark Zuckerberg is giving a commencement address at Harvard university, this is where he dropped out 12 years ago to fully focus on Facebook.Mark Zuckerberg follows another famous Harvard University dropout, Bill Gates. Bill Gates delivered the same commencement address a decade ago. Steve Jobs, who dropped out of Reed College in Oregon, gave Stanford’s commencement speech in 2005.Its like the trend goes on and on.
About Mark Elliot Zuckerberg
First of all he is my role model, and I built TechGenez at 22, I turned 23 last month.Mark Elliot Zuckerberg (born May 14, 1984) is an American computer programmer and Internet entrepreneur. He is the chairman, the chief executive officer, and a co-founder of Facebook. His net worth is estimated to be US$62.5 billion as of May 2017, ranking him the sixth richest person in the world.
Zuckerberg launched Facebook from his Harvard University dormitory room on February 4, 2004. He was assisted by his college roommates and fellow Harvard students Eduardo Saverin, Andrew McCollum, Dustin Moskovitz, and Chris Hughes.The group then introduced Facebook to other college campuses. Facebook expanded rapidly, reaching one billion users by 2012.
Meanwhile, Zuckerberg was involved in various legal disputes brought by others in the group, who claimed a share of the company based upon their involvement during the development phase of Facebook.
The Facebook Battle
On February 4, 2004, Zuckerberg launched Facebook from his Harvard dormitory room. An earlier inspiration for Facebook may have come from Phillips Exeter Academy, the prep school from which Zuckerberg graduated in 2002. It published its own student directory, “The Photo Address Book”, which students referred to as “The Facebook”.
Such photo directories were an important part of the student social experience at many private schools. With them, students were able to list attributes such as their class years, their friends, and their telephone numbers.
Once at college, Zuckerberg’s Facebook started off as just a “Harvard thing” until Zuckerberg decided to spread it to other schools, enlisting the help of roommate Dustin Moskovitz. They began with Columbia University, New York University, Stanford, Dartmouth, Cornell, University of Pennsylvania, Brown, and Yale.
Samyr Laine, a triple jumper representing Haiti at the 2012 Summer Olympics, shared a room with Zuckerberg during Facebook’s founding. “Mark was clearly on to great things,” said Laine, who was Facebook’s fourteenth user.
Zuckerberg, Moskovitz and some friends moved to Palo Alto, California —the home of Silicon Valley — where they leased a small house that served as an office. Over the summer, Zuckerberg met Peter Thiel, who invested in the company. They got their first office in mid-2004. According to Zuckerberg, the group planned to return to Harvard, but eventually decided to remain in California.
They had already turned down offers by major corporations to buy the company. In an interview in 2007, Zuckerberg explained his reasoning: “It’s not because of the amount of money. For me and my colleagues, the most important thing is that we create an open information flow for people. Having media corporations owned by conglomerates is just not an attractive idea to me.”
So now the take is on, who will drop out of Harvard and make it big this time round.I tell you one thing education is not only found in class room.I built TechGenez from scratch without any formal education on web design.Sometimes people ask me, “What course did you study in school” , and it always makes me laugh.Trust me If you really want to do something, formal education should not be your hindrance.Get started!! Please watch the whole Harvard event live on our homepage.Thank You