Mark Zuckerberg is perhaps the most famous CEO on the planet. The 31-year-old co-founder of Facebook is responsible for connecting billions of people all over the world. However, despite the fact that Zuckerberg has spent a considerable amount of time in the spotlight and under the scrutiny of the public eye, there are still some things that many people don’t know. With that in mind, here we present our list of 15 things you probably didn’t know about Mark Zuckerberg. Check out part one below, and stay tuned for part two, coming soon!
Number Fifteen: He Is Colorblind. Specifically, Zuckerberg suffers from red-green colorblindness, which is why so much of the Facebook interface focuses on the color blue.
Number Fourteen: He Was Almost Recruited in High School. When he was in high school, Zuckerberg created a program called Synapse that was designed to learn people’s music-listening habits using artificial intelligence. Both AOL and Microsoft tried to recruit him because of the program.
Number Thirteen: There’s a Reason He Wears the Same Shirt Every Day. Zuckerberg has said that he wears the same exact shirt every day because what he wears is not nearly important as what he does. So basically, it just saves him time and effort.
Number Twelve: However, He Wore a Tie Every Day in 2009. In an effort to be taken more seriously, Zuckerberg wore a tie every single day in 2009 to prove to investors that Facebook could grow even in the face of a recession.
Number Eleven: He Is a Vegetarian. In fact, Zuckerberg has said that the only circumstance under which he will eat meat is if he caught and killed the animal himself. Interestingly, Zuckerberg “likes” McDonald’s and In-N-Out on his own Facebook page.
Number Ten: He Has 386,000 Twitter Followers. Despite the fact that Zuckerberg hasn’t sent a tweet since January 18, 2012, he has 386,000 followers. He has only tweeted 19 times; his first tweet was on February 13, 2009, and it reads “Never thought I’d be on a boat.”
Number Nine: The Social Network Hurt His Feelings. Zuckerberg took a group of people who worked at Facebook to see The Social Network when it came out in 2010. However, Zuckerberg was not pleased with the way he was portrayed – especially the aspect of inventing a social network to gain social status.