What a Week for Zuckerberg: Takes FB Public Then Gets Hitched

Author: Don Martelli
Published: May 20, 2012 at 6:33 am

There's an expression that a lot of people use, mostly in a sarcastic way: "Living the dream."

For Mark Zuckerberg, he's probably living the dream...or his dream at least.

What a week for a guy who's in his mid-20s.

First, Zuckerberg's internet project, the behemoth that is Facebook, goes public. While the stock's performance wasn't stellar, it didn't hit rock bottom either. In the short term, it made a lot of rich people even richer.

Then today, the news broke that The Zuck married his college sweetheart Priscilla Chan, who just so happens to be a doctor.

Talk about hitting the lottery, again. I mean, does she really need to take a salary?

They are a power couple indeed.

After taking Facebook public on Friday, the Zuckerberg reportedly said "I do" and changed his status on his personal profile page to “married.” According to the Associated Press, the 28-year-old Zuckerberg and the 27-year old Chan exchanged their vows at a small ceremony at the groom’s home in Palo Alto, Calif. There were fewer than 100 people at the event, including Facebook Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg.

It's been reported that Zuckerberg met Chan while in line to use the bathroom at a Harvard University party (though, the movie "The Social Network" portrays that meeting quite, er, differently). The pair dated on and off again in college, but maintained a relationship throughout the years.


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Article Author: Don Martelli

Known on the social web as “BigGuyD,” Don Martelli is just a dad, moonlighting as a digital marketer, photog and civilian journalist. He's the executive editor for Technorati. Connect with him at www.donmartelli.com.

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