Weird Things about Mark Zuckerberg You Didn’t Know


The well-known CEO in the world, Mark Zuckerberg has achieved staggering success at just the age of 32 years. There are billions of Facebook users. Through the Chan Zuckerberg initiative, he has donated billions of dollars to medical research. Even with all the success and good work one cannot deny the fact that he is just a human being like all of us with some quirks like us.

Here are some weird facts about the Facebook founder.

Mark was inventing in middle school

At the age of 12, Mark created an instant messaging program so his dentist father could know when his patients arrived which he called ZuckNet.

Mark’s known to be frugal

In an interview with The New Yorker, Mark said that he found all of his apartments on Craigslist. Though presently he has a beautiful home powered by an AI butler with Morgan Freeman’s voice.

Facebook has the blue color scheme for a reason

Zuckerberg has red-green color blindness which is why Facebook’s logo is blue.

He wasn’t a high-level coder from the beginning

He initially learned to code from a C++ for dummies book.

Mark turned down many offers to sell Facebook

NewsCorp, Yahoo, Myspace, Viacom, Microsoft, NBC, and Google wanted to see if he wished to sell Facebook. However, he stood firm.

Mark’s multilingual

He has a growing interest in ancient languages such as Latin and Mark can speak Mandarin.

Mark admires Steve Jobs

Mark was apparently inspired by the late Apple founder’s bold leadership which is why he put on his business cards, ‘I’m CEO, bitch.’

Mark and his wife’s meeting was a bit inauspicious

He and his wife, Dr. Priscilla Chan are major philanthropists and parents now but when they met for the first time it was in a queue for the bathroom at a Harvard fraternity party.

Mark can laugh at himself

Mark’s known to be awkward somewhat however he wrote an appreciative post on Andy Samberg’s imitation of him on Saturday Night Live (SNL).

Mark has a twitter account

Unsurprisingly though is not active at all. In fact, he has tweeted only 19 times since 2009.

He is a fitness buff

Mark set a goal for 2016 to run 365 miles during the year and he reached his goal through the summer.

Mark’s dog is a celebrity too

Beast is Mark’s Hungarian sheepdog who has his own Facebook fan page having more than 2 million likes. His daughter is a fan of his too Mark posted that Max’s first word was ‘dog’.

A team manages his Facebook page

There is a team of 12 people who look after Mark Zuckerberg’s Facebook account and write posts, monitor the comments and take the pictures that are posted on his page.

Mark is protective about his privacy

Mark bought a plot of land in Hawaii worth $100 million in 2014 and recently decided not to sue those who own pieces of the property by generational ties. He has even tried to demolish four houses around his home in Palo Alto, Calif.

Mark looks taller than he really is in his pictures

Mark is just 5’7” however he looks taller in his photos. And apparently, he has few positioning tricks. According to the Wired writer, Graham Starr Mark has few photo tricks to help him appear taller in photographs. One of the tricks is standing close to the camera or holding himself higher as others lean in.

Mark can’t be blocked on Facebook

You can only unfollow the founder. There isn’t an option to block Mark Zuckerberg or Priscilla Chan for users. If you try to block them an error message appears reading this profile can’t be blocked for now.

(Photo Credit: HuffPost, Telegraph, business insider)