Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, the fifth-richest person in world and a Harvard dropout finally makes is way to the university to get his honorary Harvard degree after 12 years, better late than never!
Mark Zuckerberg joined Harvard where he developed one of the most popular social media platforms – Facebook but due to controversies and focus on his budding project, Zuckerberg dropped out. After 12 years, he was awarded the honorary degree of Doctor of Laws during the Thursday morning ceremonies. Zuckerberg gave a commencement address at his one-time alma mater and began his speech to students saying, “You accomplished something I never could”.
He also posted a picture where he was standing with his parents, happily holding the Harvard degree and tagged it with, “Mom, I always told you I’d come back and get my degree”. And in one of his replies to a comment, he described that how his mother had bet him that he’d drop out and his younger sister will finish her college before him. That was when Mark said that he’d get the degree. The betting cycle is finally over as he received the degree.
Zuckerberg followed the footsteps of another Harvard dropout – Bill Gates, the world’s richest human who had left Harvard in 1975, which was the same year he co-founded Microsoft. Mr Gates received his own honorary degree from Harvard back in 2007. And now Mark received his degree. There is definitely something about dropping out from Harvard and getting supreme-rich!