After eight years of Facebook launch, the co-founder of the 901 million strong users worldwide company, Mark Zuckerberg on his 28th birthday, now has a successful launch of Facebook IPO at a $104 billion valuation -- now has 19.1 billion of wealth. And, finally, married to his longtime girlfriend Priscilla Chan (who gets her medical degree from the UC San Francisco).
Even after the IPO, Zuckerberg, who grew up in Dobbs Ferry, N.Y., remains Facebook's single largest shareholder, with 503.6 million shares, and he controls the company with 56 percent of its voting stock.
According to a source who was authorized to speak, "the wedding apparently had been in the works for four to five months. And, it wasn't tied to the IPO, but rather Chan's graduation from medical school on Monday." "About 100 of their closest friends and family showed up at the backyard of their Palo Alto home, thinking they were going to celebrate Chan's graduation. When they arrived, they were told it was a wedding. "It was a surprise"," the source said.
During the ceremony, Zuckerberg gave her a ruby ring he designed himself.
Attendees, including Facebook's chief operating officer Sheryl Sandberg, were told after they arrived that they were not mere party guests but wedding guests.
"Everybody was shocked," the guest said.
The person would not discuss the names of others who attended to protect their privacy.
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