It certainly looks like it has been a very eventful week for Facebook CEO and founder, Mark Zuckerberg. Just a day after the Facebook IPO (Initial Public Offering) opened, the blogosphere was buzzing with the news that Zuckerbeg had tied the knots with long time girlfriend. On Saturday 19th May, the Facebook founder changed his relationship status to ‘Married’ on his Facebook profile.
Still reeling from the stats of the Facebook IPO after its first day, ‘ABCNews‘ reports;
The stock closed at $38.23 in Nasdaq trading, up just 23 cents from its initial price, when many analysts had expected at least a jump of 5 to 10 percent.”
One the same day, to celebrate the Facebook founder, a YouTube channel, CDZA, released a musical that tells the story of the life and times of Mark Zuckerberg.
Here is Zuckerberg; The Musical
With all these going on, the timing of his wedding couldn’t have been more perfect. He and Priscilla Chan, his girlfriend of nearly a decade, got married at his Palo Alto, California home in front of fewer than 100 stunned guests who thought they would be attending a party to celebrate Chan’s graduation from medical school.
Last week Monday, Zuckerberg turned 28 and Chan graduated from the University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine, where she’d studied pediatrics.
Then on Friday, Zuckerberg took his blue-and-white web behemoth public in one of the most anticipated stock offerings in Wall Street history.
It sure sounds like the turn of events couldn’t be a coincidence but a guest at the wedding claimed that a coincidence is exactly what it is as the wedding had been planned for months but the date of the Facebook IPO opening hadn’t been set.
Ditching his trademark hoodie and sneakers, Zuckerberg sported a dark blue suit and tie with a white shirt for the ceremony, while Chan wore a traditional white wedding dress with veil and lace.
Food was served family-style and included dishes from the couple’s favorite Palo Alto sushi restaurant.
Zuckerberg met Chan at Harvard, where he founded Facebook in a dorm room in 2004, and have been together for more than nine years.
Even after the IPO, Zuckerberg, who grew up in Dobbs Ferry, New York, remains Facebook’s single largest shareholder, with 503.6 million shares, and he controls the company with 56 percent of its voting stock.
The site has grown into a worldwide network of almost a billion people and made its founder, Time magazine’s Person of the Year in 2010, one of the most famous businessmen of the Internet age.