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Mark Zuckerberg’s Net Worth

Mark Zuckerberg is a self-taught computer programmer and the co-founder, chair, and CEO of Meta (META), formerly known as Facebook ¹. As of February 2, 2024, Mark Zuckerberg’s net worth is $170 billion ².

Major Wealth Milestones

  • Mark became a billionaire on paper for the first time in 2007 when Facebook raised $240 million from Microsoft at a $15 billion valuation.
  • Mark Zuckerberg’s net worth topped $100 billion for the first time on August 7, 2020.
  • In late 2021, his net worth peaked at $137 billion, which made him the third-richest person on the planet.
  • On January 1, 2022, his net worth was $126 billion. At that level, he was the fifth richest person in the world.
  • In 2023, Mark’s net worth increased significantly, eventually regaining all of its previous losses.

Facebook

  • Mark Zuckerberg, Moskovitz, and some friends moved to Palo Alto, California, where they leased a small house that served as an office for Facebook in the spring of 2004.
  • Over the summer, Zuckerberg met Peter Thiel, who invested in the company.
  • Initially, the group planned to return to Harvard but decided to remain in California.
  • They had already turned down offers by major corporations to buy the company.

Philanthropy

  • Mark has pledged to give away 99 percent of his wealth during his lifetime.
  • In September 2017, he announced a plan to regularly sell off chunks of his shares to fund his foundation, the CZI (Chan-Zuckerberg Initiative).
  • His 2018 share sales generated $5.3 billion worth of proceeds.
  • In 2019, he sold $1.86 billion worth of Facebook shares.

Personal Life

  • Mark Zuckerberg stated that he could read and write French, Hebrew, Latin, and ancient Greek when he filled out his college applications.
  • Zuckerberg met his future wife, fellow student Priscilla Chan, at a fraternity party during his sophomore year at Harvard.
  • They began dating in 2003.
  • In September 2010, Zuckerberg invited Chan, then a medical student at the University of California, to move into his rented Palo Alto house.
  • On May 19, 2012, Zuckerberg and Chan married in Zuckerberg’s backyard in an event that also celebrated her graduation from medical school.
  • On December 1, 2015, Zuckerberg announced the birth of their daughter, Maxima Chan Zuckerberg (“Max”).
  • They welcomed their second daughter, August, in August 2017.
  • In March 2023, the couple welcomed their third daughter, Aurelia.

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