All Founders Stories

Mark Zuckerberg

Co-Founder, CEO

2002

Harvard

Zuckerberg began classes at Harvard, he had already achieved a "reputation as a programming prodigy". He studied psychology and computer science and belonged to Alpha Epsilon Pi and Kirkland House

2004

The Launch

Zuckerberg launched Facebook from his Harvard dormitory room

2012

The IPO

Facebook filed for an initial public offering (IPO), The IPO raised $16 billion, making it the third-largest in US history. After the IPO, Zuckerberg retained a 22% ownership share in Facebook and would own 57% of the voting shares

2021

Meta Platforms

Mark Zuckerberg discussed the ongoing criticism of the company's social services and the way it operates, and pointed to the pivoting efforts to building the metaverse. The metaverse vision and the name change from Facebook, Inc. to Meta Platforms was introduced at Facebook Connect

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