It's perhaps the ultimate status symbol in Silicon Valley: You're so rich, so successful, you voluntarily slash your salary to nothing. Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook billionaire, just joined that club. SEC filings show that in 2013, he will earn just $1, according to the Silicon Valley Business Journal.
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His popular image is antisocial, cold, calculating, and charmless. He's faced scores of lawsuits, accusing him of poaching ideas and tricking investors. In a 2010 Oscar-winning movie, he was the inspiration for an entirely new kind of nebbishy villain. But in addition to being the richest American under 30, Mark... Read More »
For all the high-profile woes Facebook has encountered in recent months because of its botched $16 billion stock offering last spring and complaints by users about privacy, the social-media powerhouse remains an attractive company to work for. In fact, Facebook Inc. topped the latest list of best employers,... Read More »
Thursday's match-up between Vice President Joe Biden and vice presidential hopeful Paul Ryan may not be the most anticipated debate of the election season, but for those who do tune in, the discussion will likely showcase how devoted each man is to his running mate.
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One of Mark Zuckerberg's younger sisters, Arielle, recently launched a career in the tech world, at the advertising startup Wildfire. On Tuesday, Google announced it would be acquiring Wildfire, which means the two Zucks will be on either side of the greatest tech war of the 2010s. Randi, the eldest Zuckerberg... Read More »
By Marcus Wholsen
SAN FRANCISCO -- Silicon Valley companies portray themselves as inventors of the future, but they're afflicted by a longstanding problem.
From board rooms to "brogrammers," men still dominate many corners of the tech industry, where the pantheon of famous founders -- from Hewlett and Packard... Read More »
Many, many people are about to get very, very rich later this month, when Facebook finally goes public. The IPO will create 1000 new millionaires, and make one graffiti artist, who presciently took shares instead of cash payment for his work at Facebook's Palo Alto's offices, as wealthy as Mitt Romney. It's a... Read More »
By Barbara Ortutay
NEW YORK -- He famously wears a hoodie, jeans and sneakers, and he was born the year Apple introduced the Macintosh. But Mark Zuckerberg is no boy-CEO.
Facebook's chief executive turned 28 on Monday, setting in motion the social network's biggest week ever. The company is expected to start... Read More »
By Marcus Wohlsen
SAN FRANCISCO -- Facebook co-founder and former Mark Zuckerberg roommate Dustin Moskovitz is by many accounts the world's youngest self-made billionaire. But the 27-year-old isn't sipping champagne in the Caribbean.
Instead he's thrown himself back into San Francisco's startup mix, even... Read More »
By Matt Egan
He may be leading a soon-to-be-public company that employs more than 3,000 people and is valued at $100 billion, but Mark Zuckerberg isn't your father's CEO.
Through his management style and decision making -- especially the decision to leave the board out of a recent $1 billion purchase --... Read More »
Tom Vitale decided to make a change this summer. He hung up the suit and tie that he's worn to work for two decades, and opted instead for a breezier ensemble: khakis and a sportcoat. At his New York law firm, Mayer Brown, Vitale is a belated arrival on the bandwagon. Read More »
Everything old is new again -- at least that's the way it appears within the tech industry in their bid to attract the best and brightest.
A mere 11 years after the 1990s tech bubble burst, Silicon Valley companies are once again wooing workers with quirky perks, including an in-office tree house that... Read More »
In his first official, non-fundraising visit to California's Silicone Valley, President Obama met with some of America's top tech leaders -- including Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg, Apple's Steve Jobs and Google CEO Eric Schmidt -- mostly to discuss employment, American innovation and education. Jobs took a... Read More »
Mark Zuckerberg, Time magazine's Person of the Year, might be very much like you. Once you realize those attitudes, values, and behaviors you have in common, you might decide to also take the road less traveled -- which could lead to unusual accomplishment.
Let's look at some of them. For instance, are you: Read More »
Scary smart means having those extra IQ points that always made you stand out as freaky bright, whether you wanted the attention or not. Well, now you want the attention since that's the quality in demand.
The term scary smart has been coined by Rich Karlgaard of Forbes magazine. Karlgaard notes that this "new... Read More »