Facebook Founder, Mark Zuckerberg lives a very modest lifestyle. Zuckerberg is a 26-year-old self-made billionaire –Yes you heard me right Billionaire with the ”B.” But the young founder who has just been named as Time magazine’s Person of The Year, doesn’t have any luxury homes, yachts nor fancy cars! (scroll down to see pictures of his home and his ride below)
At 26, Mark can have any materistic things he could possibly want but the Facebook founder and CEO doesn’t live the lifestyle of a typical billionaire at all.
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.( he’s recently just moved out of his rental place) His cloths are obviously not flashy, expensive or brand new.
But Zuckerberg is choosing to spend his massive earnings on a greater purpose. In early October, Mark 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 the Oprah Winfrey show is looked up by critics as 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. Zuckerberg claims that he intends to continue his mission for education!
I love Facebook and Mark you’re a genius. Negative pubicity?? Why? I think some people are just constant naysayers.
Here are pictures of his rental home in Palo Alto and his girlfriend, Priscilla Chan whom he met during his sophomore year in Harvard. Priscilla is studying to be a medical doctor.
Mark, do you need a PR?