Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg Marries Girlfriend Priscilla Chan

May 20, 2012 Updated: October 1, 2015
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Facebook founder, CEO, and Chairman Mark Zuckerberg on Saturday married longtime girlfriend Priscilla Chan at his Palo Alto, Calif. home. (Facebook.com)

Facebook founder, CEO, and Chairman Mark Zuckerberg on Saturday tied the knot with former fellow Harvard classmate and longtime girlfriend Priscilla Chan, the 28-year-old multi-billionaire updated on his Facebook page. His status updated had generated nearly 400,000 “likes” as of 2 a.m. EDT Sunday.

Zuckerberg married the 27-year-old Chan at his Palo Alto, Calif. home before fewer than 100 guests who thought they were attending a party to celebrate Chan’s graduation from medical school, USA Today reported.

Changing out of his usual hoodie and sneakers, Zuckerberg wore a dark blue suit with tie and a white dress shirt. His new bride wore a vintage white wedding dress with a veil. A guest speaking on the condition of anonymity told the newspaper that Zuckerberg gave Chan a ring he designed with a “very simple ruby.”

The wedding joined in as part of an eventful week for the Zuckerbergs. Facebook Inc. on Friday launched its historic initial public offering, during which the Cupertino-based company raised $16 billion to become the third-largest IPO ever after Visa and Italian utility company Enel.  

Just on Monday, Zuckerberg turned 28, still making him the world’s youngest billionaire and newest multi-billionaire. On the same day, Chan graduated from the University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine, where she studied pediatrics.

Zuckerberg got together with Chan at Harvard, where he founded Facebook in a dorm room in 2004. The two had been in a relationship for nearly a decade. Chan graduated from Harvard in 2007 and taught fourth- and fifth-grade science for two years in San Jose for two years before starting medical school, according to her Facebook profile.

The couple has a dog together, named Beast.

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