Eleven years in the wake of dropping out of Harvard University, Mark Zuckerberg is backpedaling to class.
One of Harvard University’s best, and positively most renowned, drop-outs will convey the current year’s initiation discourse to the graduating class on May 25, the college announced Tuesday.
““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 an announcement.
The Facebook founder and chief executive left Harvard after his sophomore year. He moved to Palo Alto, Calif., to make a go of his start-up dream, then named “thefacebook.com.” The rest, as it’s been said, is history. Today Facebook comes to almost 2 billion individuals around the world.
“Now, 11 years later, Mark is excited to receive a degree,” the organization said in an official statement declaring the news.
Zuckerberg shared his up and coming talking gig on his Facebook page, hamming it up in a video with Microsoft organizer and donor Bill Gates in which they joke about Gates dropping out of a similar Ivy-League foundation to wage the insurgency in the tech world.
“They know we didn’t graduate?” Zuckerberg says to Gates, who was a commencement speaker 30 years after dropping out(that year Zuckerberg’s better half Priscilla Chan moved on from Harvard).
Past Harvard commencement speakers include Steven Spielberg, Michael Bloomberg, and Oprah Winfrey.