Published: Thu, March 09, 2017
Technology | By Timothy Carter

Mark Zuckerberg is finally going to get a degree from Harvard

Mark Zuckerberg is finally going to get a degree from Harvard

It was in the year 2006 when Mark Zuckerberg made a decision to leave Harvard midway to start his own company Facebook - which is worth 400 billion dollars and is one of the biggest companies in the world.

But nothing succeeds like success, and the social network founder will return to the Yard this May to deliver this year's commencement address.

Harvard, in a statement on their website said "Mark Zuckerberg's leadership has profoundly altered the nature of social engagement worldwide".

Harvard president Drew Faust believes that some inventions in this modern times can rival Facebook especially on how people around the world interact with one another.

In a video posted on his Facebook page, Zuckerberg jokes with Microsoft co-founder and fellow famous Harvard dropout Bill Gates discussing his upcoming speech at the Ivy-League institution and asking him for "advice".

Zuckerberg went to Harvard as an undergraduate in 2002 but left after his sophomore year to pursue his company, which later became Facebook.

She added that few individuals can rival Zuckerberg in his drive to change the world through the innovative use of technology, as well as his commitment to advance science, enhance education, and expand opportunity through the pursuit of philanthropy. Gates was the Harvard commencement speaker back in 2007, the same year Zuckerberg's wife, pediatrician Priscilla Chan, graduated from the university.

The video ends with Mr Gates offering to help Mr Zuckerberg write his speech.

Mr. Gates even played it better than him in the Harvard University teaser clip. "Hope the honorary degree helps you land your dream job..." Good luck on your speech.

Zuckerberg is one of a growing line of tech billionaires to drop out of college and build something huge.

The video shows Mark and Bill just hanging out when Zuckerberg's invitation to speak at Harvard arrives.


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