Mark Zuckerberg named Time 'Person of Year'

Mark Zuckerberg named Time 'Person of Year'

AP (New York) - Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg has been named Time magazine's "Person of the Year" for 2010. At 26, Zuckerberg is the youngest "Person of the Year" since the first one chosen, Charles Lindbergh; he was 25 when he was named in 1927, Time said Wednesday. Zuckerberg beat out Britain's Queen Elizabeth II by just two weeks: She was 26 when she was named in 1952.

Incidentally, Queen Elizabeth II has recently joined Zuckerberg's social networking behemoth.

Zuckerberg has put himself on the map not only as one of the world's youngest billionaires, but also as a prominent newcomer to the world of philanthropy.

Incidentally, Queen Elizabeth II has recently joined Zuckerberg's social networking behemoth.

Zuckerberg has put himself on the map not only as one of the world's youngest billionaires, but also as a prominent newcomer to the world of philanthropy.

Earlier this year, he pledged $100 million over five years to the Newark, N.J. school system. Now, he's in the company of media titans Carl Icahn, 74, Barry Diller, 68, and others who have joined Giving Pledge, an effort led by Microsoft founder Bill Gates and investor Warren Buffett to commit the country's wealthiest people to step up their charitable donations.
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Mark Zuckerberg named Time 'Person of Year'
26-year-old Mark Zuckerberg not only changed the way of the Internet, but also the mood of its users. (Martin Schoeller for TIME)

Mark Zuckerberg named Time 'Person of Year'
Mark grew up in the town of Dobbs Ferry, NY. Facebook idea came to him while studying at Harvard. (Martin Schoeller for TIME)

Mark Zuckerberg named Time 'Person of Year'
Zuckerberg poses with his colleagues: Chamat Palihapitiya - vice president of growth, mobility, and international relations; Zuckerberg, Mike Schroepfer - Vice President of Technical Operations; Chris Cox - vice president of product distribution. (Martin Schoeller for TIME)

Mark Zuckerberg named Time 'Person of Year'
Left - the head of operational department Facebook Sheryl Sandberg. Right - the head of the Technological Department shaves Taylor. (Martin Schoeller for TIME)

Mark Zuckerberg named Time 'Person of Year'
Here they are - the main person Facebook: (from left) manager of platform for mobile phones Luke Shepard, director of search commands, questions and news Jocelyn Goldfeyn; advertising manager Neville Bowers, manager of the team of application developers Josh Weissman, team manager of infrastructure platforms Vladimir Feder. (Martin Schoeller for TIME)

Mark Zuckerberg named Time 'Person of Year'
Near the office of Facebook Zuckerberg opened the cafe, where they like to spend time employees of the company. (Martin Schoeller for TIME)


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