13 years after dropping out of college to focus on his company, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg returned received his doctor of laws degree from Harvard University on Thursday!
But it was his commencement speech to Harvard graduation students that took the cake.
Mark Zuckerberg returned to the Harvard University where he launched what would become the world’s biggest social network Facebook.
Better late than never!
According to his Facebook profile, Mark left Harvard University in May 2004.
In his address, which Mark Zuckerberg said he had been working on “for a long time”.
Mark Zuckerberg posted this adorable picture on Facebook and captioned it as:
“Mom, I always told you I’d come back and get my degree.”
Mark urged graduates of his alma mater to “Create great things.”
He highlighted themes of opportunity, equality, and inclusiveness while urging students to be bold to take chances.
His speech capped a regretful visit for the 33-year-old billionaire Zuckerberg, which included a visit to his old dorm room.
Zuckerberg told the rain-soaked mob in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
“I’m here to tell you that finding your purpose isn’t enough”.
“Our challenge is to create the world where everyone has a sense of purpose.”
Mark said he is from the same generation as the new graduates, and that the so-called “Millennials” will be facing a challenge of disillusionment, inequality, and a loss of jobs to automation.
Priscilla Chan watched from the audience……
Mark said that meeting with wife Priscilla Chan was the best thing to have happened to him at Harvard University.
Zuckerberg at Harvard Commencement…
He added that during those days Facebook was in its emerging stage and he and his friends were expecting that he might get kicked out soon, a chance meeting with Priscilla Chan turned into a life-long soulmate.
Listen to Mark talk about how he asked Priscilla Chan out and maybe the tag line could come in handy.
WATCH VIDEO HERE: