Facebook CEO, Mark Zuckerberg is currently in Nigeria. The world’s 5th richest man and Facebook founder quietly came into Nigeria today to see how Facebook works in Nigeria, how it can be improved and how it can support tech development in Africa. He’s presently at CC Hub in Yaba and these are exclusive photos…
Here are a few things you may not know about Mark and Facebook…
1. His net worth is estimated to be US$53.7 billion as of August 2016, ranking him as the 5th richest person in the world.
2. Together with his college roommates and fellow Harvard University students Eduardo Saverin, Andrew McCollum, Dustin Moskovitz, and Chris Hughes, he launched Facebook from Harvard’s dormitory rooms. The group then introduced Facebook to other campuses. Facebook expanded rapidly, with one billion users by 2012. Zuckerberg was involved in various legal disputes that were initiated by others in the group, who claimed a share of the company based upon their involvement during the development phase of Facebook.
3. Zuckerberg was raised Jewish and had his bar mitzvah when he turned 13. Afterward, he became an atheist. Although a sworn atheist, he has a firm belief in karma and has previously stated that Buddhism as a religion is amazing.
4. Harvard students Cameron Winklevoss, Tyler Winklevoss, and Divya Narendra once accused Zuckerberg of intentionally making them believe he would help them build a social network called HarvardConnection.com (later called ConnectU). They filed a lawsuit in 2004, but it was dismissed on a technicality on March 28, 2007. It was refiled soon thereafter in federal court in Boston. Facebook countersued in regards to Social Butterfly, a project put out by The Winklevoss Chang Group, an alleged partnership between ConnectU and i2hub. On June 25, 2008, the case settled and Facebook agreed to transfer over 1.2 million common shares and pay $20 million in cash.
5. In June 2010, Pakistani Deputy Attorney General Muhammad Azhar Sidiqque launched a criminal investigation into Zuckerberg and Facebook co-founders Dustin Moskovitz and Chris Hughes after a “Draw Muhammad” contest was hosted on Facebook.
These and many more are the things you don’t hear everyday about Mark and Facebook.
Anyways, we can drop a welcome note for this young man in the comment box. Welcome to Nigeria, Mark Zuckerberg.