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In 2004, the social media platform “Facebook” was launched by Mark Zuckerberg and several co-founders. The idea for Facebook evolved from an on-campus software project that Zuckerberg was working on with some of his classmates at Harvard. But instead of writing code for HarvardConnection.com, Zuckerberg secretly channeled his energy into its competitor, TheFacebook.com (resolving the subsequent lawsuit a few years later).

A “face book” in the context of a college campus is a directory of student photos with basic profile information

Mark Zuckerberg is the co-founder and CEO of Facebook. He met Priscilla Chan, now a pediatrician, in 2003 at a Harvard frat party, and the two were married in 2012. They have two daughters, Maxima Chan Zuckerberg, and August Chan Zuckerberg.

The couple has an estimated net worth of $70 billion. Through their philanthropic work, they’ve vowed to donate 98% of the value of their Facebook shares to charity.