CEO and Founder of Facebook, Mark Zukerberg, has been crowned as Time Magazine’s person of the year. Mark Zuckerberg don’t need any introduction for all those who are connected via Facebook social network. Mark Zuckerberg is one of the youngest billionaire in US and his Website Facebook has more than 500 million users. and recently he pledged to give the majority of his wealth to charity. Besides all these this year biggest blockbuster “The Social Network” was also about the Mark’s life and how he started Facebook.
For those who don’t know, this award is given to the person who has influenced the people and culture with his good/bad activities in last one year. Facebook has received so much criticism this year due to the privacy related issues and several media people also questioned the leadership of young entrepreneur.
However, Zuckerberg has answered most of the questions in recently held conferences and his team continuously working on improving the social networking site.
Time managing editor Richard Stengel said Mr Zuckerberg’s social networking service was “transforming the way we live our lives every day”.
Mr Zuckerberg co-founded Facebook while a student at Harvard University in 2004. It now has more than 500 million users worldwide and employs more than 1,700 people.
In a statement, Mr Zuckerberg said the Time award was “a real honour and recognition of how our little team is building something that hundreds of millions of people want to use to make the world more open and connected. I’m happy to be a part of that.”
Mr Zuckerberg, estimated to be worth $6.9bn (£4.4bn), is one of the richest people in the US, and earlier this month he became one of the latest billionaires to pledge to give away the majority of his wealth.
He is one of 17 new people to support a group, founded by Bill Gates and his wife along with Warren Buffett, which encourages America’s wealthiest to publicly promise to donate to charity.
Not everyone agrees with the choice, however. WikiLeaks founder and owner Julian Assange was also a likely candidate, and many commenters over on TIME think his accomplishments are far more important that Zuckerberg’s.
What do you think? Do you agree with TIME’s choice?
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