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Facebook CEO, Mark Zuckerberg Announces that Site Hits 1billion Users | A Sneak Peek into the Young Billionaire’s Wardrobe



Facebook CEO, Mark Zuckerberg hardly uses his own site to make announcements, at least not as much as most of us. But the few times he does, it usually makes the news. The young billionaire announced that he had gotten married in a private ceremony some months ago on Facebook by simply changing his status from Single to Married. And today, he announced on his wall that the social networking site has hit a total of one billion users using it actively each month. This means 1/7th of the world’s population uses Facebook.

The message already has over 400,000 likes. He wrote this on his wall: “This morning, there are more than one billion people using Facebook actively each month. If you’re reading this: thank you for giving me and my little team the honor of serving you. Helping a billion people connect is amazing, humbling and by far the thing I am most proud of in my life. I am committed to working every day to make Facebook better for you, and hopefully together one day we will be able to connect the rest of the world too.” This announcement is coming a few days after he granted his first television interview since the social network’s IPO to Today’s Matt Lauer. I remember reading the story on Daily Mail and smiling in admiration of the young billionaire’s humility. He revealed that he owns multiple t-shirts of the same color so he doesn’t have to worry about what to wear. This makes him seem like he’s wearing the same shirt almost everyday. He even wore that same shirt during the interview. “I mean, I wear the same thing every day, right?” said Zuckerberg. Asked by Lauer if he owns 12 of the same gray t-shirt, Zuckerberg admitted it was more like 20. He revealed that  he doesn’t get much closet space at home, which is mainly used by wife Priscilla Chan, but instead, his identical t-shirt collection lives in the one drawer that he gets to use. “Like men everywhere,” said one of the world’s youngest billionaires. Some time ago, he created quite a buzz when he wore a pair of blue jeans to a friend’s wedding. Here are some few times he has been caught wearing the same grey shirt. Zuckerberg is also well known with hoodies. He has been seen wearing those more than a few times but he didn’t say how many he owns during the interview. However, he revealed that Apple’s Tim Cook sent him an iPhone 5. A few hours ago, he announced on his wall that Facebook had made a video to illustrate how over a billion people around the world use it to connect with one another. “For the first time in our history, we’ve made a brand new video to express what our place is on this earth.” Check on it!

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Adeola Adeyemo is a graduate of Industrial Relations and Personnel Management from University of Lagos. However, her passion is writing and she worked as a reporter with NEXT Newspaper. She believes that anything can be written about; anything can be a story depending on the angle it is seen from and the writer's imagination. When she is not writing news or feature articles, she slips into her fantasies and creates interesting fiction pieces. She blogs at


  1. adenike

    October 4, 2012 at 5:46 pm

    Pretty inspiring. His simplicity is astounding.

  2. lilly

    October 4, 2012 at 5:48 pm

    LOVE this guy and his humility and simple life. I look up to him in these areas. Kudos Mark!

  3. cathy

    October 4, 2012 at 6:36 pm


  4. i no send

    October 4, 2012 at 7:01 pm

    if it is a nigerian,porsche,bullet proof jeep and blaring sirens. ovation and bellanaija full spread wedding……smh..lack of vision …..sad sad sad..welldone zuckerberg

  5. Mma

    October 4, 2012 at 8:02 pm

    He is very simple. A lot of people can learn from him.

  6. Olu

    October 4, 2012 at 8:09 pm

    So ladies, you claim to love his humility. Will you marry a naija man (in Nigeria) who wears the same type of t-shirt everyday?

    • Iris

      October 4, 2012 at 10:24 pm

      LOL! You are wicked! Only if he were rich enough in that eccentric kind of 2 dollar t shirt with 400 dollar shoes kind of way…and it wasn’t an act. Otherwise…to the left , to the left

  7. @ajiriavae

    October 4, 2012 at 8:18 pm

    If not spending his money on looking good is his thing, then good for him. But let’s not make it seen like it is wrong for a man/ woman who has worked hard to build a business/ their finances to want to use the proceeds to live well. Just be true to yourself. if you don’t want to draw attention to your person, good for you. If you do and like to bling, good for you, too.

    • Nebi

      October 4, 2012 at 10:37 pm

      Spot on!!

    • Sabirah

      October 5, 2012 at 3:01 am


  8. xoxox

    October 4, 2012 at 10:11 pm

    just like Steve Jobs

  9. Tonia

    October 5, 2012 at 12:14 am

    Wearing the “same” shirt everyday takes away the need to ever think about what to wear. This way, he gets to dress up MUCH FASTER and get back to work! Nice strategy. Me too will charter a collection of black tuxedos. At least, every morning I won’t have to bother about what to wear!!

    • intheoverseas

      October 5, 2012 at 2:43 am

      Its either you are a bell boy, valet or James Bond because I don’t understand why you will be wearing tuxedo everyday. Hian!

    • buchi

      October 5, 2012 at 3:08 pm

      LMAO! good one

  10. NNENNE

    October 5, 2012 at 3:19 am

    I can relate…He is simply busy trying to build an empire.

  11. Brandigest

    October 5, 2012 at 7:20 am

    He is the better expression of what a typical Nigeria billionaire can not be. You inspire me Mark.

  12. faith

    October 5, 2012 at 7:52 am


  13. D Fairy GodSister

    October 5, 2012 at 9:47 am

    Breath of fresh air, Mark Zuckerberg is.

  14. the one

    October 5, 2012 at 9:57 am

    This is how we africans are, instead of discussing what mark has accomplished, we are busy discussing what he’s wearing. God forbid….

  15. nems

    October 5, 2012 at 10:07 am

    1 BILLION PEOPLE! What an acheivement, bet when he started, he never thought it could happen. It is quite funny how the really rich people don’t live lavish lifestyles Warren Buffet, Bill Gates, Steve Jobs etc. It is the ones with not so much that want to tell the world.

  16. Longchamp

    October 6, 2012 at 5:03 pm

    Economisez 50% sur le beats by dre sur notre boutique, nous vendre beats by dre pas cher et de haute qualité, beats by dre soldes en ligne !

  17. bidibangbadaboom

    October 7, 2012 at 12:20 am

    abeg who cares na oyibo man…we are nigerians we are naturally flashy! it is our culture. good for him…when he dies someone else will chop his money for him….hahahahah we live only once.

  18. Dazzle

    October 13, 2012 at 2:43 pm

    Na wa o!, 1 type of shirt? definition of simplicity, but i like men that r fashionable. Mark is a great mentor, hmmm!

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