“The biggest risk you can take, is to take no risk” is a wise quote from Mark Zuckerberg, a man who is definitely is a strong abider of his very words. But what makes this man such a risk taker? This man, Mark Zuckerberg, created Synapse, is the founder of the Facebook era, and is the world’s youngest billionare.He is a high school programing prodigy and a software developing genius. Mark’s most famous accomplishment, Facebook, is the world’s largest social networking site. Heard of it? Good or Bad? Member or not? You have most likely encountered talk of this phenomenon. Is it a phase or an addiction? A help or a hindrance? Whatever it is, Mark’s accomplishments updated his and our statuses permanently .
Born in May of 1984, Mark Zuckerberg grew up in Dobbs Ferry, New York. Growing up in a well-adjusted, healthy, educational environment, Mark developed his interest for technology at an early age. He was raised in a Jewish household with his physiologist mother, dentist father, and three sisters. He was often described as strong-willed and relentless. His parents quoted, “If he asked for something, yes by itself would work, but no required much more. If you were going to say no to him, you had better be prepared with a strong argument backed by facts, experiences, logic, reasons. We envisioned him becoming a lawyer one day, with a near 100% success rate of convincing juries." While other children played computer games, he sat in his room and developed them. He even created Zucket, a program that was used to help medical offices and homes communicate. Major computer companies, such as Yahoo, grew attentive to Mark as he journeyed through high school years. Mark attended a private predatory school where he was constantly awarded with academic honor. Although, his life did not entirely revolve around academics. He was the captain of his fencing team and had other interests. However, Zuckerberg constantly found himself logging in more than signing out on his programming hobbies.
Mark Zuckerberg did not have the routine high school experience. Unless, being recognized by Bill Gates for programing and offered millions is normal. During his high school years, Mark created a software called Synapse, a music player that is capable of identifying your musical preferences. Synapse was rated and reviewed rather positively in worldwide technology digests. After this program, Zuckerberg initially was recognized by Microsoft. Microsoft offered Zuckerberg a bountiful selection of jobs and even offered to buy his software. AOL tried to recruit Mark in order to gain possession of this software. Although, Zuckerberg denied these offers and the chance to be a millionaire and enrolled in Harvard University. He entered his college years with a reputation from Synapse, as a high school programing prodigy.
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