Sunday, May 20, 2012

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg marries one next day of $104bn IPO

Facebook co-founder and Boss Mark Zuckerberg get married longtime girlfriend Priscilla Chan on Saturday, announcing the wedding via a status update around the social media site.
The 28-year-old billionaire's wedding happened a next day of Facebook's initial public offering around the Nasdaq stock market on Friday.

A lot more than 280,000 people "liked" Mr Zuckerberg's status change, that was supported with a photo from the smiling couple in wedding attire in a tiny, verdant outside setting having a string of lights in it.

Within the photo, the notoriously casual Mr Zuckerberg is putting on a dark blue suit and tie, a departure from his trademark "hoodie," while Ms Chan is wearing a sleeveless whitened dress with lace overlay.

The happy couple get married within an intimate backyard ceremony in Palo Alto, California, based on People magazine.

The pair decided the exchange of vows for four several weeks, but surprised their visitors, who thought these were to celebrate Chan's recent graduation from school of medicine, playboy reported.

Mr Zuckerberg's sister, Arielle Zuckerberg, published, "Balls. Now I Am the only real unmarried Zuckerberg..." on her behalf Facebook page. She's listed by Chan as a relative on the website.

Mr Zuckerberg developed a simple ruby wedding band for Chan themself, People reported. Visitors dined on food in the couple's favorite restaurants, and nibbled on mouse-formed chocolates the pair ate on their own first date nine years back.

Tim Carvell, lead author for "The Daily Show" with Jon Stewart, responded towards the news on Twitter, writing: "Congratulations, Mark Zuckerberg! Like a gift, I acquired the names of my buddies, a listing of my personal favorite movies, plus some photos of me!"

Mr Zuckerberg, whose shares count nearly $20bn and who maintains voting charge of Facebook, marked the debut of his company's stock at Facebook's Plastic Valley campus on Friday, symbolically ringing the outlet bell for stock buying and selling.

The IPO didn't go along with the social media company had wished, with shares closing just over the offering cost of $38 a share after buying and selling glitches along with a last-minute, 25pc rise in the amount of shares being offered.

A lot more than 576m shares transformed hands, setting a buying and selling volume record for all of us market debuts. Facebook published $3.7bn in revenue this year and $1bn in profit. The website boasts 900m global customers.

Facebook's emergence like a cultural phenomenon was portrayed within the fictionalized 2010 film "The Social Networking."

Mr Zuckerberg, Time magazine's Person of the season this year, began Facebook in the Harvard College dorm room eight years back, before shedding from the Ivy League school.

Ms Chan just finished school of medicine in the College of California, Bay Area. The pair met while at Harvard.

Neither Mr Zuckerberg nor Ms Chan said further regarding their marriage on their own Facebook pages, and Facebook reps didn't immediately react to e-mailed demands for discuss the marriage.

The pair adopted a Hungarian sheepdog named Animal last year, and live together in Palo Alto.


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