Mark Elliot Zuckerberg was born in 1984 in White Plains, New York.He is the son of dentist Edward Zuckerberg
and psychiatrist Karen Kempner.
He and his three sisters, Randi, Donna, and Arielle,were brought up in Dobbs Ferry, New York, a small town about 10 miles north of New York City
Zuckerberg began using computers and writing software in middle school. His father taught him Atari BASIC Programming in the 1990s, and later hired software developer David Newman to tutor him privately.
Zuckerberg attended Harvard University and studied computer science before founding Facebook.
Zuckerberg developed an interest in computers at an early age; when he was about 12, he used Atari BASIC to create a messaging program he named "Zucknet." His father used the program in his dental office, so that the receptionist could inform him of a new patient without yelling across the room. The family also used Zucknet to communicate within the house. Together with his friends, he also created computer games just for fun. "I had a bunch of friends who were artists," he said. "They'd come over, draw stuff, and I'd build a game out of it."
In September 2010, Zuckerberg donated $100 million to the Newark Public School System to help renovate and revamp the system.
Zuckerberg won the 2007 Crunchie Award for 'Best Startup CEO.'
He was the Time Magazine 2010 Person Of The Year. He also won the 2012 Crunchie Award for CEO of the year.