Mark Zuckerberg Returned To Harvard To Collect His Degree 13 Years After Dropping Out

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In an emotional reunion, Mark Zuckerberg, Mr Facebook himself, returned to his former Ivy League school.

Now I don’t know about you – but returning to the uni I first dropped out of, terrifies me!

However, 13 years after the CEO billionaire famously dropped out, he returned to Harvard to receive his honorary degree – shame things didn’t work out like that for me!

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During his speech, the social media genius became emotional when calling on fellow graduates to make a change, reports the Daily Mail.

Change starts local. Even global changes start small – with people like us.

We live in an unstable time. There are people left behind by globalisation across the whole world and it’s tough to care about people in other places when we don’t first feel good about our lives here at
home.

There’s pressure to turn inwards.

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The 33-year-old has now become the youngest commencement speaker in Harvard’s history.

As well as reminiscing about his personal life and telling the audience how he met his wife in line for the bathroom, he continued to emphasise the importance of changing the world for the better.

I’m here to tell you that finding your purpose isn’t enough. The challenge for our generation is creating a world where everyone has a sense of purpose.

There are three ways we can create a world where everyone has a sense of purpose: by taking on big meaningful projects together, by redefining equality so everyone has the freedom to pursue purpose, and by building community across the world.

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Joking with his fellow graduates about how he met his wife, Zuckerberg revealed the charming words used:

I’m going to get kicked out in three days, so we need to go on a date quickly.

I didn’t end up getting kicked out – I did that to myself. Priscilla and I started dating.

That movie made it seem like Facemash was so important to creating Facebook – it wasn’t, but without Facemash I wouldn’t have met Priscilla, and she’s the most important person in my life. So you could say, it was the most important thing I built in my time here.

A modern day Romeo right there!

After Zuckerberg dropped out of Harvard, he vowed never to return in 2005.

So there you go kids – being a drop out doesn’t mean you’re doomed in life!


Anne-Marie Bojan

Anne-Marie Bojan

A sports enthusiast with a BA (Hons) in Sports Journalism, who can be found predominantly at Villa Park. Having completed a Masters in Broadcast Journalism, she then went on to work at Sky Sports, the BBC, and the Mirror. When not engrossed in sport, it's animals, guitars, and Liam Gallagher which take main focus.