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MARK ZUCKERBERG KEEPS IT EASY ON SUNDAY MORNING WITH GIRLFRIEND PRISCILLA CHAN

Posted in Mark Zuckerberg, Priscilla Chan on October 10, 2010 by fadedblog

The youngest ever self-made billionaire, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, enjoyed Sunday afternoon (October 10) with his girlfriend Priscilla Chan in Palo Alto, CA in the same shirt that he sported out yesterday with a pal.

The happy couple strolled around the Farmers Market and then enjoyed a Jewish festival that took place nearby.

At one point, Priscilla could be seen pumping her own gas as Mark hung out in the car.

Mr. Zuckerberg certainly doesn’t appear to be an average billionaire at all. On his personal Facebook profile page, he lists his personal interests as “openness, making things that help people connect and share what’s important to them, revolutions, information flow, and minimalism.”

A lifestyle motto to which he is clearly sticking to by driving an extremely economical Honda Fit and living way under his means in a rented small yet cozy home in Palo Alto, Ca.

His clothes are obviously not flashy, expensive or brand new. But Mark is choosing to spend his massive earnings on a greater purpose.

Last week he created a Start-Up Education Foundation and gifted the city of Newark, New Jersey a breathtaking $100 million dollars to aid in the city’s desperately hurting public school system.

And while this grand gesture coupled with an appearance on Oprah is all thought to be a strategic move to counter negative publicity from Aaron Sorkin’s film The Social Network. about Zuckerberg, which premiered in New York City the very same week, he claims that he intends to continue his mission for education.

Time will only tell!

MARK ZUCKERBERG SAYS $100 MILLION DONATION AND RELEASE OF ‘FACEBOOK’ FILM IS JUST COINCIDENCE

Posted in Mark Zuckerberg on September 24, 2010 by fadedblog

Facebook billionaire Mark Zuckerberg was greeted with a standing ovation as he appeared on Oprah today (September 24).

The mood changed when host Oprah Winfrey asked him about the timing of his $100 million donation to New Jersey schools, just days before The Social Network arrives in theaters with a rather unflattering portrait of him.

“It’s a movie,” he said on the show, adding that he initially wanted to keep his donation private but went public at Oprah’s insistance. “It’s fun. A lot of it is fiction. Even the filmmakers will say that.”

And, he stressed, my life is “not that dramatic. The last six years have been a lot of coding and focus and hard work,” he said. “But maybe it would be fun to remember it as partying and all this crazy drama.”

For her part, Oprah said she asked Mark to appear on the show and that the timing had more to do with her being on the air than anything else. The initial plan was that they were going to make the announcement several weeks ago.