Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan Tie The Knot
Just a day after taking his company public, Mark Zuckerberg took on an even more grueling adventure: MARRIAGE! He and Priscilla Chan, who have been dating for close to a decade, finally made it official. This week will go down as one of the biggest for the new couple. On Monday Mark Zuckerberg turned 28, and on that very same day his bride graduated from the University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine, where she was studying pediatrics. They both met in Harvard where Facebook was invented in a dorm room. She graduated and became a teacher for 4th and 5th graders for a couple years prior to starting Medical school. Mark, of course, became a business tycoon.
This wedding was so secret most of the estimated 100 people in attendance had no idea! Guests thought they were simply attending a party to celebrate the successful launch of taking Facebook public and Priscilla’s graduation. When they arrived, they were informed they were there to witness the marriage of Mark and Priscilla. The wedding was at Mark Zuckerberg’s home in Palo Alto, California. It was a small ceremony attended by their very close friends and family.
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Let’s take a quick look at the value of Mark Zuckerberg. Facebook has close to a billion people around the world updating their status, posting pictures, and interacting on various levels across the globe. Mark is the prime example how a well executed idea can become a huge success. Mark Zuckerberg taught the world just how powerful an idea can be. Not even 30 years old he is the largest stakeholder of Facebook controlling 56 percent of the voting stock. Facebook had an Initial Public Offering of $38.00 per share. In just the first day, Facebook sold 421.2 million shares to raise $16 billion, giving the company a $104.2 billion market value! Yes folks, that is $104 BILLION!!
“I started the site when I was 19. I didn’t know much about business back then.”–Mark Zuckerberg
Take a look at all those numbers and then realize once again Mark Zuckerberg is only 28 years old! I think that is the most staggering number of all these statistics. He has accomplished more in his young age than most people in triple the amount of time. I am sure his new wife agrees as she has been there since the beginning.
Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Stay True To Their Roots
It was reported that the food at the wedding was served family style from their favorite local sushi restaurant. No reports of which designer had the privilege of creating the dress for Priscilla. There was no camera crews recording every second for a new reality show or trying to gain fame in crazy ways. Of all the success of Facebook, they still realize the importance of keeping it simple and staying humble. I think by Mark and Priscilla keeping such a small ceremony and having this entire wedding a secret that they can cherish just for themselves; speaks volumes of their character, realness, and being genuine.
MinuteHound wishes Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan nothing but the very best. May you both be blessed with continued happiness and success. Congratulations to the new couple!