Over the weekend, Facebook founder, Mark Zuckerberg’s wealth soared to USD19 billion when he took his company public. While tech news and blogs have reported it, that wasn’t the most epic announcement that surfaced.
“With all the news that Facebook had been taking up this week, this is the one that no one expected. On the heels of the second largest IPO in history, the CEO gets married!”, said Joe Brown (Editor of Gizmodo).
Yup. The newly “crowned” billionaire is one half of pair of newlyweds.
Mark Zuckerberg and Massachusetts native, Priscilla Chan met at Harvard nine years ago, in 2004. The two dated on and off during their undergrad years. Ambitious Priscilla spent two years teaching science before embarking on pediatric medicine at UCSF (School of Medicine), one of the top med schools in the United States.
In 2010, she decided to move into Mark Zuckerberg’s USD7 million Palo Alto home aka bachelor pad turned couple pad. To be honest, if it took her that long to move in and when she finally did, one can only guess what’s coming next.
We hear that 28-year-old Mark Zuckerberg personally designed a simply ruby wedding ring that was kept away from Priscilla’s sight before the actual ceremony. The ceremony, which was actually in the works long before the IPO, was planned for four or five months.
It was a cozy event that saw no more than 100 guests, held in Mark’s backyard. And the wedding feast came from the couple’s favorite Palo Alto restaurants, Palo Alto Sol and Fuki Sushi, and for desert they had Burdick Chocolate “mice” – some things the new husband and wife had on their first date.
Aww. Sweet wedding is sweet. Can’t say we’re not happy for the loving couple.
May you two have the happiest happily ever after!