Mark Zuckerberg Changes Relationship Status To ‘Married’

Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg updated his status to “married” on Saturday.

Zuckerberg and 27-year-old Priscilla Chan tied the knot at a small ceremony at his Palo Alto, Calif., home, capping a busy week for the couple, according to a guest authorized to speak for the couple. The person spoke only on the condition of anonymity.

Zuckerberg took his company public in one of the most anticipated stock offerings in Wall Street history Friday. And Chan graduated from medical school at the University of California, San Francisco, on Monday, the same day Zuckerberg turned 28, the person said. The couple met at Harvard and have been together for more than nine years, the person said.


Zuckerberg designed the ring featuring “a very simple ruby,” according to the person. The ceremony took place in Zuckerberg’s backyard before fewer than 100 guests, including Facebook’s chief operating officer Sheryl Sandberg. The guests all thought they were coming to celebrate Chan’s graduation but were told after they arrived that the event was in fact a wedding.

Rather than his trademark hoodie, Zuckerberg wore a suit for the ceremony, while his bride wore a traditional wedding dress. Food was served family-style and included dishes from the couple’s favorite Palo Alto sushi restaurant. The two had been planning the marriage for months but were waiting until Chan had graduated to hold the wedding, the guest said.

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Source: Yahoo News

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Mark Zuckerberg Vacations in Facebook-less Vietnam

Mark Zuckerberg may be welcome in Vietnam, even if his brainchild Facebook is not. The Facebook founder is vacationing in the communist country that blocks its citizen from using his social networking site.

According to The Associated Press, Zuckerberg, his longtime girlfriend Priscilla Chan and a group of friends arrived in Vietnam Dec. 22. They spent Christmas Eve in popular tourist spot Ha Long Bay and Christmas Day at an ecolodge in the northern mountain town of Sapa, where Zuckerberg rode a buffalo.

The pair have been dating since Zuckerberg’s sophomore year at Harvard, where they met at a Friday night party for Jewish fraternity Alpha Epsilon Pi. Chan, a Chinese-American from the Boston suburbs. struck up a conversation with Zuckerberg while waiting in line for the bathroom.

While the couple seem to be enjoying their vacation, it’s likely, given Zuckerberg’s insatiable work ethic, that he’s finding some time for business, namely expanding Facebook to Vietnam, where social media is growing. Though Facebook is blocked by the government’s censors, locals can still access the site with relative ease, but it seems they would rather choose local offering Zing Me.

Zuckerberg, whose net worth is measured in the billions, doesn’t need the money. Rather he seems motivated by his obsession to bring Facebook to one billion users worldwide.

 

Source: Yahoo! News

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