I came across this CNBC video today: an interview with Mark Zuckerberg, founder and CEO of Facebook, talking about the recent redesign of Facebook and introduction of Facebook Connect. I started out wanting to post simply about the growth in FB, which now stands at 90 million users, surpassing MySpace for the first time, and up from 24 million users just a year ago.
But after watching the video my curiousity switched rapidly to gathering some intelligence on Zuckerman, like finding out just how young this guy is and what his story is about. So I WP’d him (wikipedia-ed) him to learn that he is 24 years old and was named by Forbes Magazine, “the youngest billionaire on earth and possibly the youngest self-made billionaire ever, with a theoretical net worth of $1.5 billion USD.”
Hard to swallow, in a week when even my most fail-safe investment strategy for the moment (bonds) is tanking profusely and there is nowhere to hide. Well, live and let live, and bless this guy on his journey along with the likes of Jobs, Wozniak, Gates, Brin and Page, and Woods (ok, I’m switching venues just to see if you are paying attention). In the meantime, I’ll keep following social technologies on my public servant salary, driving my modest Chevy, with no chauffeur.