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Youth-centric Internet abuzz as Zuckerberg turns 30

Published on May 15, 2014 6:00 AM
Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook CEO and founder, laughs outside the Sun Valley Inn in Sun Valley, Idaho on July 9, 2009. -- FILE PHOTO: REUTERS

SAN FRANCISCO (AFP) - Social networking boy wonder Mark Zuckerberg was branded all grown-up on Wednesday, his 30th birthday triggering a barrage of online accolades and playful barbs.

The Facebook co-founder’s list of achievements is more than enough to make others in his age group feel like slackers.

The Harvard University dropout’s wealth was recently estimated to top US$25 billion (S$31.3 billion) and an Oscar-winning Hollywood film was based the story of him bringing Facebook to life.

Mr Zuckerberg is now chief of the world’s leading online social network. He married his sweetheart Priscilla Chan in 2012 after Facebook became a publicly traded company.

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