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Junior Taamas
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Mark Zuckerberg is one of the most
recognizable CEOS in the world, and
what he has achieved at 35 years old is
pretty staggering.

Even though more than a billion users
flock to Facebook every month and he
has donated billions of dollars to medical
research through the Chan Zuckerberg
Initiative, it’s important to remember
that he’s still a human being with weird
quirks, just like everyone else. Read on
for some unexpected facts about the
Facebook founder.

1. He nearly worked for Microsoft.

When he was a senior in high school he
co-created an app called Synapse Media
Player, an MP3 player that kept track of
the user’s favorite songs and made
playlists based on their choices,
essentially an early Spotify or Pandora.
Microsoft sought to acquire the company
and its founders, but instead of working
for the Seattle tech giant, Zuckerberg and
co-creator Adam D’Angelo -- who went
on to found Quora -- got a patent for the
tech and went to college instead.

2. He was inventing in middle school.

When Zuckerberg was 12, he created an
instant messaging program that he called
ZuckNet so his dentist father could know
when patients arrived.

3. He has unexpected pop culture tastes.

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

4. He’s known for being frugal.

Even though today he has a beautifully
appointed home that is powered by an AI
butler with Morgan Freeman’s voice, in
an interview with The New Yorker in
2010, he said that he found all of his
apartments on Craigslist.

5. His eyesight is the reason behind Facebook’s color scheme.

Facebook’s logo is blue because
Zuckerberg has red-green color blindness .

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Rufai Oladimeji
Lagos State University
100Level, Nigeria.
6. He wasn’t always a high-level coder.

He first learned to code from a C++ for
Dummies book.

7. He’s multilingual.

He’s always been interested in ancient
languages such as Latin, and he can
speak Mandarin.

8. He turned down many offers to sell Facebook.

Many big name companies wanted to see if he wanted to sell -- NewsCorp,
MySpace, Viacom, Yahoo, NBC, Microsoft (again) and Google all put their hats in the ring -- but Zuckerberg held firm.

9. He and his wife’s first meeting was a little inauspicious.

While Zuckerberg and his wife Dr.
Priscilla Chan are now parents and major
philanthropists, they met for the first
time in line for the bathroom at a
fraternity party at Harvard.

10. He’s an admirer of Steve Jobs.

The late Apple founder’s bold leadership
style apparently inspired the message he
put on his first business cards : “I’m CEO,

11. He’s on Twitter.

But he’s unsurprisingly not very active
on it. He’s tweeted 19 times since 2009.

12. He can laugh at himself.

Zuckerberg is known for being somewhat awkward, but he wrote an appreciative post about Andy Samberg’s
impersonation of him on Saturday Night Live .

13. He’s a fitness buff.

For 2016, Zuckerberg set a goal to run
365 miles during the course of the year.
He met his goal midway through the

14. He looks up to Albert Einstein and Pablo Picasso.

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

15. His dog is a celebrity too

Beast, Zuckerberg’s Hungarian sheepdog,
has his own Facebook fan page that has
more than 2 million likes. His daughter’s
a fan too -- he posted that Max’s first
word was dog.

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Rufai Oladimeji
Lagos State University
100Level, Nigeria.
16. A dozen people held him manage his Facebook page.

Zuckerberg reportedly has a team of 12
people that tend to his Facebook account
to monitor the comments, write his posts
and take the photographs that end up on
his page.

17. He’s very protective of his privacy.

Zuckerberg has made some considerable
and litigious moves to ensure his privacy.
He bought a $100 million plot of land in
Hawaii in 2014, and is recently decided
not to sue the people who own pieces of
the property through generational ties.
He also tried to tear down four houses in
and around his home in Palo Alto, Calif.

18. He's buddies with Vin Diesel.

In an interview with The New York
Times , the action star shared what the
unlikely duo's relationship is like. "We
were hanging out up at Facebook about
two years ago, and I was excited
about Fast 7 . He said, 'You know what
movie I’d most like to see is the return of
Xander Cage.' It’s at a point where if
Mark and I are together and if I quote a
line from a character I played and I do it
slightly wrong, he’ll correct me. It’s

19. He seems taller than he really is in

Turns out, Zuckerberg is only around five
feet and seven or eight inches, however
he seems much taller in photos. And
that’s because he apparently has some
positioning tricks. A 2010 New Yorker
profile reads, “He’s only around five feet
eight, but he seems taller, because he
stands with his chest out and his back
straight, as if held up by a string.”
And according to Wired writer Graham
Starr (and tested by Nick Douglas at Life
Hacker ), Zuckerberg has some photo
tricks that help him look taller. One of
his biggest tricks is standing closer to the
camera or holding himself higher as
others lean in closer.
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20. His signature T-shirt costs $300 to $400.

Any day of the week, you can catch
Zuckerberg in a grey T-shirt, a hoodie, a
pair of jeans and some Nike sneakers.
There’s a reason he wears the same thing
every day. In a 2014 Q&A , when asked
about his simple wardrobe, Zuckerberg
said, "I really want to clear my life to
make it so that I have to make as few
decisions as possible about anything
except how to best serve this
Turns out, Zuck’s iconic grey T-shirt,
made by Italian designer Brunello
Cucinelli, costs a whopping $300 to $400.
However, retailer Vresh Clothing studied
the color, material and length of the
shirt to create an affordable replica for
those who want to copy the CEO’s style.

21. He can't be blocked on Facebook.

As it turns out, you can only unfollow
the mind behind the platform.
Apparently blocking Zuckerberg or
Priscilla Chan isn’t an option for users. If
you attempt to block them, an error
message will appear that reads, “this
profile can’t be blocked for now.” As for
the reason, a Facebook spokesperson told Quartz that “people trying to block a profile or Page may see an error message if it has been blocked many times within a short period.”

22. He has a substantial budget for security.

It costs millions of dollars to keep
Zuckerberg safe in 2017 -- $7.3 million
to be exact. The figure was in a
regulatory filing Facebook submitted to
the U.S. Securities and Exchange
Commission, which noted that funds for
his security plan -- including trips made
on a private airplane -- made up 83
percent of his compensation package in
2017. The company spent $4.9 million on
Zuckerberg’s security detail in 2016.

23. He doesn’t ride in style.

Zuckerberg has fairly inexpensive taste
when it comes to cars , reportedly driving
a $30,000 Acura TSX and a Volkswagen
Golf GTI.


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