CEO & Founder of Facebook Mark Zuckerberg marries
By Sajad - Sun May 20 2012, 8:29 am
Facebook’s billionaire founder Mark Zuckerberg updated his relationship status on his social networking site to ‘married’ – after he tied the knot with his long time girlfriend 27-year-old Priscilla Chan in a private ceremony at his California home.
Zuckerberg took his company public in one of the most anticipated stock offerings in Wall Street history Friday. And Chan graduated from medical school at the University of California, San Francisco, on Monday, the same day Zuckerberg turned 28, the person said.
The couple met at Harvard and have been together for more than nine years, the person said.
According to news agency, the marriage ceremony took place in Zuckerberg`s backyard before fewer than 100 guests, including Facebook`s chief operating officer Sheryl Sandberg.
The posting states simply that Zuckerberg married Priscilla Chan “today,” with a photo of the couple in a green arbour hung with fairy lights. He is wearing a dark blue suit, white shirt and blue tie, she a strapless white gown with lace overlay and white veil with floral appliques.
The event was posted just after 9:12 p.m. EST. Fifteen minutes later, 90,147 people had “liked” it.
The site, which was born in a dorm room eight years ago, has grown into a worldwide network of almost a billion people. Zuckerberg founded Facebook at Harvard in 2004. He was selected as Time’s Person of the Year in 2010, at age 26.