Mark Zuckerberg: 15 Things You Didn’t Know (Part 2)

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We already brought you part one of our list of 15 things you probably did not know about Mark Zuckerberg, and now we’re back with part two! Check out eight more fascinating facts about the entrepreneur and co-founder of Facebook that you definitely (probably) did not know below. You might be surprised by what you find out!

Number Eight: His Dog Has More Than Two Million Facebook Likes. Zuckerberg’s dog is a Hungarian Sheepdog named Beast, and as of January 2016, over two million people like his page on Facebook.

Number Seven: He Was Part of a Wedding Ring Controversy. The wedding ring that Zuckerberg gave wife Priscilla Chan was valued at $25,000; however, Zuckerberg received some flack because, at the time, his net worth was approximately $19 billion.

Number Six: There Is a Trick to Get His Name to Appear on Facebook. It’s true! If you type “@[4:0]” in a comment window on Facebook and then hit enter, Zuckerberg’s name will appear.

Number Five: He Does Not Think He’s “Cool.” Zuckerberg has said that his goal with Facebook was never to make it cool, but more practical. Zuckerberg wanted Facebook to be sort of a utility – like electricity – that is useful and immensely helpful, but not always “trendy” or “cool.”

Number Four: He Is Part of a Project to Increase Internet Access. Zuckerberg is part of a project called Internet.org that is designed to help bring the internet to the four or so billion people who don’t currently have access to it. Zuckerberg feels that it his responsibility to make sure everyone can stay connected, especially because one sixth of the world is on Facebook.

Number Three: The Average Facebook User Misses 90 Percent of Their NewsFeed. The curated NewsFeed was Zuckerberg’s way of redesigning Facebook to be more personal, specific, and useful for the individual user. It also caused many businesses to become upset that their pages were not reaching as many people.

Number Two: He Got Some Help From Sherly Sandberg. We already mentioned that Zuckerberg has a reason for always wearing the same gray shirt, but he got a little boost of help from Sandberg when she went around telling people that yes, he did, in fact, own more than one of those gray shirts.

Number One: He Emphasizes That He Didn’t Do It Alone. Zuckerberg shies away from the idea that he is the one person associated with creating Facebook. When someone points to him as the person behind it all, he is quick to point out his team of colleagues and fellow leaders that have helped Facebook become what it is today.

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