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Only 5 People Are Richer Than Zuckerberg Now

His fortune surpassed the Koch brothers' on Thursday

(Newser) - Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg returned from paternity leave this week, NBC News reports. As a welcome-back gift, he officially became the world's sixth-richest person on Thursday. According to Bloomberg , his net worth increased by $6 billion on the stock market Thursday, lifting him past the Koch brothers. The 31-year-old... More »

Mark Zuckerberg Wants You to Run With Him

365 miles, specifically

(Newser) - Building an AI butler to run his home is apparently not quite enough of a challenge for Mark Zuckerberg. The Facebook CEO on Monday evening wrote that he has "a physical challenge for 2016 as well": run 365 miles. And he'd like you to do it with him.... More »

Zuck's 2016 Challenge: Build AI Butler for His Home

He wants something like Iron Man 's Jarvis

(Newser) - Mark Zuckerberg has set himself a tough challenge for 2016: Create an electronic butler to make Mark Zuckerberg's life easier. The Facebook founder says he plans to "build a simple AI to run my home and help me with my work," which he likens to Jarvis in... More »

Zuckerberg: I Was Taught to 'Stand Up Against Attacks'

'Attacks on freedom for anyone will hurt everyone'

(Newser) - Mark Zuckerberg has received more than 1 million likes for a Facebook post in which he adds his voice "in support of Muslims in our community and around the world." He says that after recent attacks, he "can only imagine the fear Muslims feel that they will... More »

Zuckerberg: No, My New Venture Isn't a Tax Dodge

He responds to criticism over $45B philanthropic initiative

(Newser) - Mark Zuckerberg announced the birth of his baby daughter and a $45 billion giveaway on the same day this week, and he's had to do a little more explaining about the latter. In a Facebook post on Thursday, Zuckerberg explains that Chan Zuckerberg Initiative LLC, the entity he's... More »

Zuckerbergs' Philanthropy: A 'Big Waste'?

Move meets some scorn online

(Newser) - The announcement by Mark Zuckerberg and wife Priscilla Chan Zuckerberg that they'll donate 99% of their Facebook shares—$45 billion at today's value— to a foundation they created with the birth of their daughter isn't being met with universal praise. Some examples:
  • 'Big waste': "It
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Zuckerberg Welcomes Baby Girl, Gives Away Fortune

Will donate 99% of his Facebook stock to make the world better for his daughter

(Newser) - Parenthood will do crazy things to people. For example, on the same day Mark Zuckerberg and Dr. Priscilla Chan announced the birth of their first child, they also announced they'd be giving away 99% of their Facebook stock—worth nearly $45 billion, CNN reports. Zuckerberg and Chan posted an... More »

Zuckerberg Giving Himself 2 Months Paternity Leave

Under Facebook company policy, he could take 4

(Newser) - Facebook is going to have to do without Mark Zuckerberg for a couple of months in the near future: The Facebook founder and his wife, Priscilla, have a baby daughter on the way and he says he is planning to take two months off when she arrives, TechCrunch reports. "... More »

After 2nd 'Human Disaster,' Facebook Safety Check On

CEO Zuckerberg says the feature will now be activated following "human disasters"

(Newser) - Through Nov. 12, Facebook's Safety Check feature had been activated only in the event of four natural disasters , the first being April's Nepal earthquake . In the five days since, it has been twice deployed for "human disasters." CNN Money reports that the feature was turned on... More »

7 Colorblind Celebs

Including 2 who had to give up other career dreams

(Newser) - Celebrities aren't perfect—some of them are colorblind, and Ranker lists 21. A sampling:
  • Paul Newman: The late actor had to give up his dream of being a pilot due to color blindness.
  • Mark Zuckerberg: He's red-green colorblind, and reportedly picked blue for Facebook's logo because it'
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Tech Leaders Join Head Table for China State Dinner

Studio execs also had a chance to chat with Xi

(Newser) - The food at last night's White House state dinner for Chinese President Xi Jinping was billed as "American cuisine with nuances of Chinese flavors"—and the guest list had a strong flavor of Hollywood and Silicon Valley. Tech CEOs including Apple's Tim Cook, Facebook chief Mark... More »

Chinese President Says 'Cheese' With US Tech Giants

Zuckerberg even put on a suit for the occasion

(Newser) - One way to get the head of Apple to visit the Microsoft campus: Tell him it's picture day with the president of China. Tim Cook and other technology bigwigs—including Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg, Amazon's Jeff Bezos, and Alibaba's Jack Ma—gathered yesterday in Redmond, Wash., for... More »

'Clock Kid' Ahmed Gets 3 Very Cool Invitations

From the president, Zuck, and an astronaut

(Newser) - On Monday, Ahmed Mohamed was getting interrogated at a police station because he brought a homemade clock to school and it was mistaken for a bomb . But soon, the Texas 14-year-old might be hanging out in some much, much better locations. Three of the high-profile responses after his story went... More »

Facebook Experienced a Big First This Week

1B people used the site on the same day

(Newser) - For the first time, a billion people used Facebook in a single day on Monday. CEO Mark Zuckerberg marked the occasion with a post on his Facebook page , saying that one out of seven people on Earth logged in to the social network to connect with their friends and family.... More »

Poignant Note Reveals Baby Zuckerberg on the Way

Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan are expecting, after 3 miscarriages

(Newser) - Mark Zuckerberg and wife Priscilla Chan announced on Facebook today that they're expecting a baby girl, their first child. The post is more than a mere announcement, however. Zuckerberg reveals that Priscilla has had three miscarriages previously, but "our pregnancy is now far enough along that the risk... More »

Zuckerberg Private Eye Was Out to Intimidate: Developer

Mircea Voskerician makes claim in recent court filing

(Newser) - An ongoing battle between Mark Zuckerberg and a real estate developer is getting nastier—and a little weird. Developer Mircea Voskerician, who is suing the Facebook founder , says a Zuckerberg-hired private detective tried to intimidate a friend of Voskerician's and witness in the suit, Bloomberg reports. The lawsuit hinges... More »

Of Facebook's 1,231 Hires in 2013, 7 Were Black

Company says it's working on it

(Newser) - Facebook is promising improvement in hiring more minorities, and its own hiring stats show there's plenty of room for it, reports the Guardian . The most recent numbers are from 2013, when the company hired 1,231 people. Of those, seven were black. Some other numbers:
  • The percentages of workers
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Zuckerberg in Nasty Legal Fight Over Neighboring Land

Lawsuit could expose his personal finances

(Newser) - Mark Zuckerberg values his privacy so much that he's willing to spend tens of millions to buy up neighboring properties . Now, however, he's in a legal battle with a developer and would-be neighbor that threatens to make public details about his personal life and finances, reports the New ... More »

Mark Zuckerberg Has a Standard Hiring Question

Facebook founder asks if he'd want to work for the applicant

(Newser) - There's one question Mark Zuckerberg needs to ask before he'll hire anyone for the Facebook team—and it's a question he asks of himself, not of the applicant. Specifically, he told a group in Barcelona at the Mobile World Congress, he asks himself if he'd be... More »

There's a Facebook 'Founder' You've Never Heard Of

Andrew McCollum was part of the site's first team at Harvard

(Newser) - You know Mark Zuckerberg, and if you've seen The Social Network, you're familiar with Eduardo Saverin. Then there's Dustin Moskovitz, as well as Chris Hughes, owner of the New Republic . But the fifth figure in the birth of Facebook isn't listed on its founders page , even... More »

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