It’s the birthday of the man who said, “Move fast and break things. Unless you are breaking stuff, you are not moving fast enough.”
That’s Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg.
A precocious student, Zuckerberg began writing software in middle school after his father taught him BASIC programming. He wrote dozens of programs in high school including Synapse, a music player that got the attention of AOL and Microsoft, both of whom tried to recruit him.
Instead he enrolled in Harvard in 2002 where he founded Facebook when he was 19 years old.
He has pledged to leave 99 percent of his Facebook shares to charity.
He said: “Facebook was not originally created to be a company. It was built to accomplish a social mission — to make the world more open and connected.”