After 12 years of dropping out from Harvard, Facebook Founder Mark Zuckerberg have finally graduated. Zuckerberg, one of the richest people worldwide, left college at the time to start Facebook.
Computer science was Zuckerberg’s major at Harvard before he leaves for Palo Alto, California, to run the social media app.
Being the most known dropout in Harvard, Facebook Founder went to the Ivy League this week to take his honorable degree.
His Commencement Speech
Zuckerberg, 33, also gave a commencement speech to 2017’ graduation class encouraging them for graduating and for achieving “something I never could”.
“If I get through this speech, it’ll be the first time I actually finish something at Harvard,” he said.
During his speech, Zuckerberg encouraged graduated to create a purpose for their lives.
“To keep our society moving forward, we have a generational challenge – to not only create new jobs, but create a renewed sense of purpose,” he said in the speech. “So what are we waiting for? It’s time for our generation-defining public works. Let’s do big things, not only to create progress, but to create purpose.”
Zuckerberg started Facebook in 2014 right from his room in the dormitory. Facebook was supposedly limited only to Harvard students and then it widened to all Ivy League colleges and was later turned into a global social network.
This week, Forbes named Facebook as the fourth most valuable brand worldwide while Zuckerberg is the fifth richest person in the world, owning more than $64bn.
Facebook CEO was named Person of the Year in Time magazine in 2010 and was listed among “top 100 most influential people of the information age” in Vanity Fair magazine.
Zuckerberg is well-known for being a philanthropist donating tens of billions of dollars to good causes.
Other famous entrepreneurs have similar cases to Zuckerberg. Bill Gates dropped out in 1975 to launch Microsoft. The world’s richest man eventually had his Harvard degree in 2007.