They have founded economic empires, often making headlines, but who are really the big bosses of Tech? To get to know them better, we came up with the idea of writing this first article dedicated to Mark Zuckerberg, the powerful leader of the Meta group which oversees Facebook, Instagram, and WhatsApp, while eyeing a new world: the metaverse, where virtual reality would be king. Here are 3 little-known anecdotes about this leader.
Mark Zuckerberg speaks six languages
Mark Zuckerberg is a true polyglot and speaks six languages fluently. There is of course English, but also French, Latin, Mandarin, ancient Greek, and even Hebrew. For these six idioms, the billionaire is thus able to read and write. If this ability is quite well known today, the entrepreneur stunned his audience by speaking perfect Chinese during a question-and-answer session in Beijing in 2014.
Sa wardrobe focuses on simplicity
If you have the impression that Mark Zuckerberg always dresses the same, it's not just an impression. This traditional gray t-shirt and hoodie as well as jeans (which he changes regularly), allows him to gain time to focus on his work and other concerns. He thus wishes to avoid what is sometimes called “decision-making fatigue”
In 2014, the business leader spoke on this subject: “I really want to clarify my life to ensure that I have to make as few decisions as possible about anything except how to best serve this community. … I feel like I'm not doing my job if I spend some of my energy on stupid or frivolous things in my life.”He is not the only one to do this and we of course remember Steve Jobs and his famous black turtleneck.
He created his first social network in 12 years
Before launching Facebook, which lastingly changed the Internet, Mark Zuckerberg had previously created a social network which had much less response. Indeed, this computer enthusiast has developed a messaging system for his father, a dentist. The idea being to enable communication with his patients and family.
During a podcast, he explained: “ Growing up, one of the pleasant aspects was that the My father's dental office was actually connected to our house. Dentists and assistants needed to share patient data. So I built a system where he could communicate with people between the different rooms but also with my sisters and me upstairs — I called it ZuckNet..