Mark Zuckerberg – Facebook Rebranding as Meta
Mark Zuckerberg is an American Internet entrepreneur and founder of Facebook. He attended Harvard University and founded the social networking website in February 2004. Initially, the site only operated on a few college campuses before becoming one of the most popular social networks in the world. In 2012, Facebook went public and Zuckerberg became the world’s youngest self-made billionaire. Forbes estimates his net worth at $58 billion.
The decision to change Facebook’s name to Meta follows a new generation of users who view the company’s flagship app as passé. Zuckerberg wants to retain full control of the company he helped build. It’s a bold move that can prove to be a difficult transition. After all, his competitors are already catching up. A new metaverse could make Facebook even more valuable.
Over the past decade, Zuckerberg has been relentlessly ambitious and competitive. As the company’s revenue grew, he quickly launched Facebook. He sought out Instagram, bought it for $1 billion despite warnings from his CFO that it would disrupt Facebook’s ecosystem. After Facebook’s deal with Instagram, he bought WhatsApp for $19 billion. The move sparked fierce competition among tech companies.