Zuckerberg left Harvard’s undergraduate computer science program in the fall of 2005 to devote himself fully to build the young social network, Facebook. This compelled and probably inspired other people to pursue their own entrepreneurial ambitions. The news broke out today in a post on Harvard’s website and Harvard President Drew Faust stated.
“Mark Zuckerberg’s leadership has profoundly altered the nature of social engagement worldwide. Few inventions in modern times can rival Facebook in its far-reaching impact on how people around the globe interact with one another And few individuals can rival Mark Zuckerberg in his drive to change our 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.”Zuckerberg is surely not the only successful dropout, Apple co-founder Steve Jobs was also a drop out of Reed College in Oregon before launching 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. Zuckerberg even made a video with Gates for tips on writing his commencement speech as Gates too gave speech to Harvard 10 years ago.
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