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10 Things You May Not Know About Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg

By Monica U Santos , Jan 11, 2017 03:14 AM EST
Check out these 10 fun facts about the billionaire Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg. (Photo : BBCWorldwide/YouTube Screenshot)

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is one of the most recognizable people in the whole world, and what he has achieved at his 32 years of existence is pretty amazing. But after all, it is important for us to always remember that Zuckerberg is still a human being with weird quirks, just like everyone else.

According to Entrepreneur, here are the 10 Things You May Not Know About Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg.

1. Zuckerberg At Microsoft

When Zuckerberg was still a senior high school, he co-created an app called Synapse Media Player. It is an MP3 player that kept track of the user’s favorite songs in a playlist. Microsoft sought to acquire the company as well as its founders, but instead of working for the tech giant, Zuckerberg and co-creator got a control for the tech and went to college instead.

2. Popo Culture Tastes

One of Zuckerberg's favorite books is The Aeneid, and one of his favorite TV shows is The West Wing, which was created by Aaron Sorkin. He is the man who also wrote the movie based on the creation of Facebook as a Social Network.

3. Facebook Logo

Facebook's logo is blue because Zuckerberg is said to have red-green color blindness.

3. Thank You For The Book

Zuckerberg first learned to code from a C++ for Dummies book. Thanks to the book, we have now the most in-demand social network Facebook.

4. He Is A Multilingual

Zuckerberg is always been interested in ancient languages including Latin and he can also speak Mandarin.

5. Facebook Sell Offers

Many giant tech companies wanted to see if Zuckerberg wanted to sell Facebook. These big names are NewsCorp, MySpace, Viacom, Yahoo, NBC, Microsoft and Google, but Zuckerberg held firm and did not entertain even one of them.

6. Zuckerberg Is An Admirer Of Steve Jobs

The late Apple founder’s leader and CEO Steve Jobs has a bold leadership style and apparently inspired Zuckerberg by the message he put on his first business cards: “I’m CEO, bitch.”

7. Zuckerberg Is On Twitter

CEO Zuckerberg is on Twitter. Yes, Facebook founder has his Twitter account but he’s not very active on it. He tweeted s total of 19 times since 2009.

8. Zuckerberg Is A Fitness Buff

Last 2016, Zuckerberg set a goal to run a 365-mile during the course of the year. He, fortunately, met his goal midway through the summer of the said year.

9. Zuckerberg Has A Celebrity Dog

Zuckerberg’s Hungarian sheepdog, named as Beast, has his own Facebook fan page and has more than 2 million likes. Even his daughter is a fan too and he posted that Max’s first word was "dog".

9. Albert Einstein and Pablo Picasso On Zuckerberg

Zuckerberg has Einstein’s quote, "Make things as simple as possible but no simpler,” as well as Picasso’s insight that, "All children are artists. The problem is how to remain an artist once you grow up,” as his favorites on his own Facebook account.

 

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