- A throwback picture of Mark Zuckerberg when he received a Harvard University honorary doctorate degree got people talking on social media
- The Facebook founder posed with his parents as he displayed his honorary Doctor of Laws degree
- Zuckerberg was honoured with the degree during Harvard's 366th graduation ceremony
A throwback picture of Facebook's founder Mark Zuckerberg bagging a Harvard University honorary doctorate degree has people talking on social media.
In the picture that was shared in 2017, Zuckerberg was flanked by his parents as he posed for the camera after receiving an honorary Doctor of Laws degree during Harvard's 366th graduation ceremony.
It should be noted that Zuckerberg dropped out of Harvard to focus on Facebook. The same school honoured him in 2017.
He wrote on Facebook:
"Mom, I always told you I'd come back and get my degree."
Social media users soon flooded the comment section of the post to share their thoughts.
Mima Minarikova Masarova joked:
"As a mom (not yours but my kids') I would say: Finally, Mark! It took you longer than expected but at least you finished. Now try to find a good paying job to support your family and kids."
Jan Haws Johnson said:
"You really didn't get an academic degree. You received an honorary degree. You should make your parents even more proud of you by going back and attending classes. Many adults do this and earn the degree."
Godson Osarenren commented:
"Proud of you brother, you gave this platform to the world and doctored us through the power of your creativity. Congratulations on your degree."
Briefly News earlier reported that before Thursday, August 6 2020, there were just two centibillioniares in the world - Jeff Bezos and Bill Gates. With a record bump in Facebook Inc’s profit in less than 28 hours, Mark Zuckerberg joined the club as his wealth climbed to $100 billion.
Born on May 14, 1984, Zuckerberg launched Facebook at Harvard University right from his student hostel room in 2004. By 2012, the network had surpassed one billion users, connecting people from around the world.
His tech passion was very much encouraged by his father, who taught him Atari BASIC Programming in the 1990s and later hired a tutor to get him through. Mark put his skills to work and later built a programme called ZuckNet.
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