The Internet has indeed made its way to fame, with the fact that almost all people just can’t live a day without surfing the net. And with this, different social networking sites have risen to add spice to the lives of many. One of these sites is, of course, Facebook.
Facebook was first launched in February 2004 and operated with the company name “Facebook, Inc.” Based on 2012 records, Facebook already has over a billion active users, where more than half visit the site through their respective mobile phones. Facebook allowed users to create their own personal profiles, update it, and add other people as their friends. They can then exchange messages or chat with friends. Users can also create groups, fan pages or a business page for that matter. The site was surely a big hit most especially for the young generation.
But who actually were the brains behind this amazing networking site and where are they now? To find out, here are some facts about the Facebook owners and their lifestyles.
2 Mark Elliot Zuckerberg
Mark Elliot Zuckerberg is an Internet entrepreneur and a well-known computer programmer. He is one of the co-founders of the most famous social networking site to date and is presently the chairman and CEO of the company.
Mark Zuckerberg was known to be a child prodigy as he loved to create games and play with them. He asserted his computer programming potential by crafting different programs and inventions out of nothing. During his teenage years, he made a music player named Synapse as his project for school. This device used artificial intelligence in order to understand a person’s taste in music. In 2002, he went to Harvard and met his roommates Chris Hughes and Dutsin Moskovitz. In February 2004, Mark, Chris, Dutsin, and another friend named Eduardo Severin (who acted as their financier) started to conceptualize and eventually launched Facebook.
Many would think that someone who is now worth billions at a very young age would be a big spender. Other people would have thought that Mark would be living in a home with the world’s coolest gadgets and rooms with designs beyond imagination. But ironically, he lives in a home that only has four bedrooms with a very simple interior design. Unlike most Americans, he wants to keep his lifestyle as simple as possible. He still walks or bikes to work daily and his daily outfit includes flip flops, jeans and a zip-up. Mark donates huge amounts of money to different charities. But when it comes to his wife, Mark is a lot more generous. They love travelling abroad and spending a lot on food.
Eduardo Luis Saverin
Eduardo Saverin met Mark Zuckerberg in Harvard. Eduardo acted as the group’s financier and invested his money to help develop the site. He is one of the co-founders of Facebook and is now the Chief Financial Officer of the company.
Eduardo Saverin was born on March 13, 1982 at Sao Paulo, Brazil. He is part of a wealthy family and from Brazil, his family moved to Rio de Janeiro where his father became an industrialist and worked in the export, real estate, shipping, and clothing industry. Because of safety issues, their family emigrated to the United States and settled in Florida. Eduardo then went to Harvard University and from there, he was able to make $300,000 worth of money via strategic investments in the oil industry.
Like many rich people, Eduardo lives a high life. He is now a resident in Singapore and is often seen at the country’s most expensive and exclusive club, Filter. There, he keeps a VIP table that is worth £2,500-a-night and spends thousands of dollars in champagne. He is known to glide around Singapore in a Bentley while beautiful girls are flinging themselves at him. If he likes it, he generously invests in Internet start-ups.
1 Dustin Moskovitz
Dustin Moskovitz is one of Mark’s roommates who founded Facebook. He is now leading the technical staff and has overseen the architecture of the site. He is also responsible for the company’s mobile development and strategies.
Dustin Moskovitz was born on May 22, 1984 at Gainesville, Florida and grew up in Ocala in the same state. He studied at Vanguard High School, attended Harvard University and became roommates with Mark.
Dustin loves to dress down and blend in among his employees in their modest office. He has the passion and love for humanity that is why he chose to remain employed despite his wealth. Like his friend Mark Zuckerberg, he prefers to have an understated lifestyle. He has an average home and is known to be a saver rather than a spender. He does not want to be exposed and wants his private life to remain as private as it can be.
Chris Hughes is an American entrepreneur who served as the spokesperson for Facebook. He is also the publisher and editor-in-chief of the magazine, The New Republic after he purchased it in the year 2012.
Chris Hughes was born on November 26, 1983 and grew up in Hickory, North Carolina. He is the only child and was raised as an evangelical Lutheran.
Chris Hughes owns a magazine company and is an open gay who just married Sean Eldridge last June of 2012. Mark Zuckerberg and other notable people like Sean Parker and Nancy Pelosi attended his wedding. He wants to live a simple life but when it comes to his husband, he will do and buy anything for him. He has been buying different properties and recently, he bought the love of his life a sleek and sexy modern home in New York. The house was worth $1,922,500 and he paid for it in cash. He is active in politics and has supported Barack Obama in his campaign. As he is into politics, he is now supporting his husband who has plans to run for a House seat in the year 2014.
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