Despite the numerous press coverage of people like Mark Zuckerberg, there are some weird things you may not know about famous and influential people worldwide.
In this article, LanreNews tackles that of the Facebook co-founder and Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Mark Zuckerberg.
Who is Mark Zuckerberg?
Mark Zuckerberg is a billionaire businessman and a co-founder of Facebook, now known as Meta. In 2007, he was listed as the world’s youngest self-made billionaire at 23.
Let us check out the 10 weird things about Mark Zuckerberg
1. He does not spend lavishly
Being a billionaire, people think he spends on a luxury lifestyle. However, he does not ride in style.
Zuckerberg has inexpensive taste in cars. The techpreneur is reportedly driving a $30,000 Acura TSX and a Volkswagen Golf GTI.
2. His eyesight is the reason behind Facebook’s colour scheme
Facebook’s logo is blue because Zuckerberg has red-green colour blindness.
3. He is multilingual
He always was interested in foreign and ancient languages, including Latin and Mandarin, which he speaks well.
4. He turned down many offers to sell Facebook
Many big-name companies wanted to see if he wanted to sell — NewsCorp, MySpace, Viacom, Yahoo, NBC, Microsoft (again), and Google all put their hats in the ring — but Zuckerberg held firm.
Several companies, such as Yahoo, Microsoft, NBC, and Google, approached him to sell the algorithm of Facebook to them. He stood his ground and did not sell it.
5. He loves to stay fit
Mark Zuckerberg set a goal to run 365 miles in 2016. Amazingly, he finished during the summer.
6. His dog is a celebrity too
Do you know that Zuckerberg’s Hungarian dog has a Facebook page with over 2 million likes? Interestingly, his daughter is also a fan.
7. He looks taller in photos
Even though Mark Zuckerberg is five feet and eight inches in height, he looks taller in pictures and photos.
8. His signature T-shirt costs $300 to $400
Only on infrequent occasions do you see Zuckerberg wear a suit. He often wears simple grey T-shirts, which costs between 300 US dollars and 400 US dollars.
In a conversation with him, he says he does want to think of clothing decisions but rather spends more of his time serving the community.
9. You cannot block him on Facebook
Mark Zuckerberg and his wife cannot be blocked on Facebook. If you try to, it gives an error message.
10. He spends a lot on security
Mark Zuckerberg spends millions of US dollars on security, which takes a principal portion of his budget.