Facebook’s CEO Mark Zuckerberg is finally going to get his Harvard Degree. Zuckerberg dropped out of Harvard back in 2005 to concentrate in his social media platform which today is worth $400 billion. 12 years later Zuckerberg is invited at Harvard to address Harvard’s class of 2017 at their commencement and to receive a honorary degree in the process.
“Mark Zuckerberg’s leadership has profoundly altered the nature of social engagement worldwide. Few inventions in modern times can rival Facebook in its far-reaching impact on how people around the globe interact with one another,” Harvard President Drew Faust said in a statement. “And few individuals can rival Mark Zuckerberg in his drive to change our world through the innovative use of technology, as well as his commitment to advance science, enhance education, and expand opportunity through the pursuit of philanthropy”, Harvard’s website noted.
Zuckerberg is one of the many silicon valley leaders that have dropped out of college in order to concentrate on their greater vision. Steve Jobs, Apple’s late co-founder and Bill Gates, Microsoft’s co-founder have also dropped out of their colleges in order to pursue their dreams. Congratulations Mr. Zuckerberg!