New Delhi: Mark Zuckerberg, the founder of the world’s largest social media company, Facebook, is celebrating his 36th birthday today. Currently, Mark’s company Facebook has millions of users worldwide. This company has also bought popular platforms such as WhatsApp and Instagram. In today’s Internet age, there is hardly anyone who does not use Facebook and social media platforms under it. But did you know that Mark Zuckerberg created a photo uploading website before Facebook?
While studying at the university, Mark started a website called ‘Facemash’. In this site, pictures of two students could be compared and it could be found out who is the most beautiful or hot. There was a lot of controversy in the college with this website. Students believed that uploading photos like this would interfere with their personal lives. You will be surprised to know that the number of users of Facemash had reached about 10 lakhs.
Mark Zuckerberg did not give up and in 2004, while studying at Harvard University, Mark Zuckerberg, along with friends, created a site called ‘The Facebook’. Users could upload their photos on this site by creating their profile. Zuckerberg gave up all his time on Facebook after leaving college.
Facebook’s popularity can be gauged from the fact that by the end of 2004, Facebook had 1 million users. After Facebook became popular, many investors invested in it. Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg became a billionaire at the age of just 23. Let us tell you that Mark Zuckerberg was born on 14 May 1984 in Dabbs Ferry, New York, USA. Mark Zuckerberg’s full name is Mark Elliot Zuckerberg, but people fondly call him Mark.