Mark Zuckerberg’s Education Background

Mark Zuckerberg was born on May 14, 1984 in White Plains, New York. He is a computer scientist and software developer; however, perhaps what he is most famous for is creating Facebook. Earlier this year, the movie, The Social Network, took a look at Zuckerberg’s personal life and the creation of Facebook. Now, EDUinReview will take a look at his education background.

Zuckerberg is one of Karen and Edward Zuckerberg’s four children: Arielle, Donna, Mark and Randi. Although he was born in White Plains, he was raised in Dobbs Ferry, NY. Zuckerberg first began experimenting with computers and software programs when he was in middle school. He had a private tutor, David Newman, who helped him and has called Zuckerberg a “prodigy” because he was so skilled.

He attended Ardsley High School for his freshman and sophomore years. While at Ardsley, he excelled in the classics. His passion for classical works has stayed with him since then. On his college application, he said that he could read and write Hebrew, Latin, and ancient Greek, all of which are classical languages.

In his junior year of high school, Zuckerberg transferred to Phillips Exeter Academy, a co-ed boarding school. He continued to study the classics while at PEA, but he also started to dabble in the sciences.

While he was still in high school, he started his own company, Intelligent Media Group, and created the Synapse Media Player, a music player that learned the user’s listening habits. They product was reviewed by PC Magazine. Both Microsoft and AOL tried to purchase the music player and recruit Zuckerberg to work for them, but he decided to pursue other interests and enrolled at Harvard to study computer science and psychology in 2002.

In 2004, Zuckerberg launched Facebook from his dorm room. That summer, Zuckerberg and his friends moved to Palo Alto, California, in order to work on the new program. They planned to return to Harvard after the summer, but ended up staying in California to work on their growing company. The rest, as they say, is history.

On December 15, 2010, he was named Time Magazine’s Person of the Year. Other people who have received this honor include Bono, Bill Gates, Pope John Paul II, Bill Clinton, Ronald Reagan, and Jimmy Carter. Congratulations to Mark Zuckerberg for joining this elite rank!






9 Responses to “Mark Zuckerberg’s Education Background”

  1. Brenda Brinkley says:

    For those of you crying that Facebook News is “too liberal,” you need to balance that out with the thousands of fake news stories that were just generated by a group of Macadonian teens designed to trick voters and rowel up trump supporters against Hillary Clinton. Thousands of false articles flooded Facebook news, deriding Hillary Clinton, claiming she sold weapons to ISIS. Many of the 45% of all people who get their news off Facebook, believed these stories and voted for trump in states in most where the population is uneducated. If Mark Zuckerberg denies accountability in this fiasco, he needs to go back to college. I suggest, Mark, that you complete your degree at Harvard, or better yet, CAL Berkeley to get some perspective in political science. You the people you surround yourself with are way out in left field on this one. There should be an investigation and possibly a libel lawsuit since the stories your site has made blatantly false claims and did clear damage to the election process.

  2. Jim Hall says:

    There is nothing to moderate. I stand by what I wrote. I suppose you will refuse to publish.

  3. Jim Hall says:

    It appears, despite Zuckerberg’s protestations to the contrary, that Facebook places very little value on the 1st. Amendment. Facebook’s censorship and omission of conservative thought contrary to the philosophy of Zuckerberg and his minions is reprehensible and smacks of the totalitarianism the left envisions for the future America. The next step for these Nazis is the criminalization of public and private thought.

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    my ideal zuckerberg

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