Baby-faced billionaire who's connecting world
It's difficult to imagine how Mark Zuckerberg will be portrayed among the pantheon of "global revolutionaries" who have left a lasting impression on world culture.
Mahatma Gandhi had his round spectacles; Che Guevara had his beret. Zuckerberg prefers a plain T-shirt, a blank expression and, for the most part, likes to keep his thoughts to himself.
But a revolutionary he is. The CEO and co-founder of Facebook oversees a social networking site which this week incorporated its 500-millionth user. "Five-hundred-million! You are the third-largest country in the world now, officially," the veteran ABC News journalist Diane Sawyer nonsensically told Zuckerberg as he gave a rare interview to mark the occasion.
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