As Forbes Magazine released its annual list of richest people in the world, a lot of new billionaires has been in the list. It includes the youngest self-made billionaire, Mark Zuckerberg. He is the co-founder of the famous social networking site Facebook. He has the net worth of 4 billion USD as his personal wealth and ranked #212 in the list. He is only 25 years old.
Zuckerberg serves as Facebook’s CEO. He co-founded the social networking site together with his Harvard classmates while they are still in school. Time magazine declared him as The World’s Most Influential People of 2008 under the category of Scientists & Thinkers. He launched Facebook from his Harvard dorm room on February 4, 2004. The idea for Facebook came from his days at Phillips Exeter Academy which, like most colleges and prep schools, had a long-standing tradition of publishing an annual student directory with headshot photos of all students, faculty and staff known as the “Facebook”. Once at college, Zuckerberg’s Facebook started off as just a “Harvard-thing”.
As of December 2009, Facebook has reached 350 million users.