As I was woke up this morning, I was quite surprised to know that the Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg tied a knot with his long-time girlfriend Priscilla Chan, just two days after the social networking giant had the biggest IPO in history, and only five days after the Priscilla Chan graduated from medical school.
Zuckerberg and Priscilla tied the knot at a small ceremony in Palo Alto, California, with guests not more than 100. It included Facebook’s COO Sheryl Sandberg as well.
The wedding was announced, of course, on Zuck’s Facebook page, along with a photo of the happy couple. In less than an hour nearly 200,000 people had “liked” the surprising news, and at the time of writing this post, there were exactly 308,304 people “liking” it. Zuckerberg met Priscilla when he was attending Harvard, and the couple have been together for nearly nine years.
According to a guest who wished to stay anonymous said that everybody was very surprised to hear about the wedding. Zuckerberg designed the ring featuring “a very simple ruby,” said the anonymous guest.
Zuckerberg, with no choice left, had to give up his trademark hoodie, and wore a suit for the ceremony, while his bride wore a beautiful traditional wedding dress.
Earlier this week, we saw Zuckerberg ringing the NASDAQ stock market (opening) bell from the headquarters of Facebook in California. The social networking giant began trading on the NASDAQ after the company raised $16 billion in an initial public offering that valued the company at $104 billion. Facebook priced its IPO at $38 per share on Thursday.
However, Zuckerberg still remains Facebook’s single largest shareholder, with 503.6 million shares, and controls the company with 56 percent of its voting stock.