Mark Zuckerberg Finally Gets A Degree.
Mark Zuckerberg, Harvard dropout and CEO of a Renowned Social Network, Facebook Worth nearly $400 billion, will be getting a college degree more than a decade after leaving his classes behind.
The Facebook co-founder and chief executive left Harvard’s undergraduate computer science program in the fall of 2005 to devote himself full-time to building the young social network, which even then was seeing meteoric growth.
Now, 12 years later, Zuckerberg will be giving the commencement address to Harvard’s class of 2017 and nabbing an honorary degree in the process.
ZUCKERBERG DROPPED OUT OF HARVARD BACK IN 2005
The news was announced today in a post on Harvard’s website:
“Mark Zuckerberg’s leadership has profoundly altered the nature of social engagement worldwide. Few inventions in modern times can rival Facebook in its far-reaching impact on how people around the globe interact with one another,” Harvard President Drew Faust said in a statement.
“And few individuals can rival Mark Zuckerberg in his drive to change our world through the innovative use of technology, as well as his commitment to advance science, enhance education, and expand opportunity through the pursuit of philanthropy.”
Zuckerberg is of course not the first big name in Silicon Valley to have dropped out and gone on to find success.
Apple co-founder Steve Jobs dropped out of Reed College in Oregon before starting his company with Steve Wozniak in 1976.
Bill Gates, a fellow Harvard dropout, also left school after just two years to co-found Microsoft with Paul Allen.