Mark Zuckerberg Wife: Priscilla Chan Profile
IT’S said that behind every great man stands a great woman.
John Kennedy had Jackie, Bill Gates has Melinda and now, following a surprise wedding on Saturday, Facebook CEO, Mark Zuckerberg, has Priscilla Chan.
But what do we know about the woman behind one of the world’s wealthiest men?
Ms Chan, 27, was born in the suburbs of Boston, Massachusetts, just a few miles away from her future alma mater, Harvard University.
Ms Chan, or Cilla as she refers to herself on Facebook, met Zuckerberg at Harvard in 2003, whilst waiting in a queue to use the bathroom.
Years later she would recall her first impression of the man she would eventually marry as “he was this nerdy guy who was just a little bit out there.”
After graduating from Harvard in 2007, Chan moved from the east coast to the west where she worked as a science teacher at The Harker School in San Jose, California.
In 2008 she went on to study medicine at the University of California, San Francisco.
During her time here she moved in to a rented house with Zuckerberg in the small town of Palo Alto, just minutes away from Facebook’s headquarters.
Since moving in together the couple have adopted a Hungarian Sheepdog called Beast.
Ms Chan is an open supporter of President Barack Obama and gay marriage and intends to specialise as a paediatrician after graduating from the University of California last week.
She says she enjoys “simple things” in life and in her spare time Ms Chan listens to contemporary rock bands such as Green Day, the Red Hot Chilli Peppers and John Mayer.
She also lists Glee, House, Modern Family and Project Runway as some of her favourite TV shows.
When Chan is able to prise Zuckerberg away from his $104bn company the two spend time walking in parks, rowing, and playing bocce (a form of boules).
It’s believed the couple didn’t sign a prenuptial agreement before Saturday’s marriage.