Computer programming prodigy Mark Zuckerberg progressed from coding games for his friends to founding Facebook, now the biggest social media company in the world, at the age of 19. One of the world’s youngest self-made billionaires, he has committed a large proportion of his profits to philanthropic causes.

Born in New York in 1984, Mark Elliot Zuckerberg was first taught how to code by his father at age 11. A great student, he excelled at school, while spending his free time creating computer games. Around 12 years old, he developed his first networking software, ZuckNet, which ...

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