The CEO of Meta, Mark Elliot Zuckerberg, on Sunday, February 4, 2023 celebrated his social media platform, popularly known as Facebook as it marks its 20th anniversary.
Zuckerberg wrote on his Facebook handle, “20 years ago I launched a thing. Along the way, lots of amazing people joined and we built some more awesome things. We're still at it and the best is yet to come.”
He co-founded the social media platform Facebook along with his Harvard roommates in 2004, and its parent company Meta Platforms (formerly Facebook, Inc.), of which he is executive chairman, chief executive officer, and controlling shareholder.
It was gathered that Zuckerberg briefly attended Harvard University, where he launched Facebook in February 2004 with his roommates Eduardo Saverin, Andrew McCollum, Dustin Moskovitz and Chris Hughes. Originally launched in only select college campuses, the site expanded rapidly and eventually beyond colleges, reaching one billion users in 2012. Zuckerberg took the company public in May 2012 with majority shares.
In October 2021, the Facebook CEO rebranded to Meta to reflect all of its products and services across its family of apps and a focus on developing social experiences for the metaverse - moving beyond 2D screens toward immersive experiences like augmented and virtual reality to help build the next evolution in social technology.
Meanwhile, in 2007, at age 23, Zuckerberg was the world's youngest self-made billionaire at the time. He has since used his funds to organize multiple philanthropic endeavors, including the establishment of the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative