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  • Welcome to the Investors Trading Academy event of the week.

  • Each week our staff of educators tries to introduce you to a person of interest in the financial world.

  • In just a few short years this young man has become one of the richest men in the world and his name has become a household word.

  • In this short video we will take a look at the co-founder of Facebook Mark Zuckerberg.

  • Zuckerberg is the CEO of the social-networking website Facebook, as well as one of the world's youngest billionaires.

  • Born on May 14, 1984, in White Plains, New York, Mark Zuckerberg

  • co-founded the social-networking website Facebook out of his college dorm room.

  • He left Harvard after his sophomore year to concentrate on the site.

  • The user base ofwhich has grown to more than 250 million people, making Zuckerberg a billionaire.

  • The birth of Facebook was recently portrayed in the film The Social Network.

  • Zuckerberg and his friends created a site that allowed users to create their own profiles,upload photos, and communicate with other users.

  • The group ran the sitefirst called The Facebookout of a dorm room at Harvard until June 2004.

  • After his sophomore year, Zuckerberg dropped out of college to devote himself to Facebook full time,

  • moving the company to Palo Alto, California.

  • By the end of 2004, Facebook had 1 million users.

  • Zuckerberg's life so far is like a movie script.

  • A super smart kid invents a tech phenomenon while attending an Ivy League school--let's say, Harvard--and launches it to rave reviews.

  • Big shots circle his dorm to make his acquaintance;

  • he dropped out of college to grow his baby and Change the World as We Know It.

  • Just three years in, what started as a networking site for college students has become a go-to tool for 19 million registered users,

  • including employees of government agencies and Fortune 500 companies.

  • February 4th was Facebook’s 10th anniversary.

Welcome to the Investors Trading Academy event of the week.

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