How many people decide to go back to college to get their degree after they have achieved a substantial amount of success in their life? not many. But the Facebook founder is an exception to this general belief. According to Mark, he has decided to go back to Harvard to finish his graduation. Read more here about the same.

According to the video uploaded by Mark on his timeline, he quoted that he has now decided to go back to Harvard to get his degree which he left halfway while he was busy taking his Facebook project ahead. “My dad took this video when I got accepted to Harvard. Next week I’m going back for commencement to get my degree. #tbt” says Mark in his Facebook post.   

According to one of the reports published in the VERGE Mark Zuckerberg, Harvard dropout and CEO of the Facebook which worths nearly $400 billion, will be getting a college degree more than a decade after leaving his classes behind. The Facebook co-founder and chief executive left Harvard’s undergraduate computer science program in the fall of 2005 to devote himself full-time to building the young social network, which even then was seeing meteoric growth. Now, 12 years later, Zuckerberg will be giving the commencement address to Harvard’s class of 2017 and be nabbing an honorary degree in the process.       

Zuckerberg is of course not the first big name in Silicon Valley to have dropped out and gone on to find success. Apple co-founder Steve Jobs dropped out of Reed College in Oregon before starting his company with Steve Wozniak in 1976. Bill Gates, a fellow Harvard dropout, also left school after just two years to co-found Microsoft with Paul Allen. Because of their shared history, Zuckerberg even made a slightly cringe-worthy video with Gates in which the younger entrepreneur asks the older, wiser Microsoft alum for tips on writing his commencement speech. (Gates gave one to Harvard 10 years ago, which Zuckerberg watched from the crowd incidentally because his future wife, Priscilla Chan, was graduating that year.) 

Of course, based on the above story it is clear that Mark may not be going and joining the regular classes back into the college but he will be giving the commencement lecture to Harvard’s class of 2017. But what is important here is not attending the class but sharing the part of your life experience with the others which Mark going to do now. Here is another video posted by Mark earlier which is self-explanatory.



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