Mark Zuckerberg: An Entrepreneur’s Perspective: "Mark Zuckerberg: An Entrepreneur’s Perspective
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by Hunter Beaumont | May 31, 2010, 11:20pm EST
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Well first of all I just wanted to take a second and let you all know about a new Blog Post Mini-Series we’ll be doing here at The Roach Post. We’re planning on putting a few of the best and brightest innovators of our day in the spotlight as we explain what they’ve done and what we like about them. You’ll see names like Chris Sacca, Dave McClure, this post’s Mark Zuckerberg, and others. We’ve done our homework on these individuals, and you’re the ones that’ll benefit from it. As a disclaimer: we do not plan to focus on these individual’s artistic preferences, spending habits, or celebrity girlfriends (for that type of editorial, please refer yourself to TMZ.com, or OMG.com ). Instead, we will introduce each of these business-world rock stars, explain a little about them, and tell you why we think you should pay attention to them. Stick around for a bit, you might learn something!
Mark Zuckerberg: CEO and Founder of Facebook
To begin, I would like to throw out a number that is probably way too big to understand: 570 Billion. Yeah, that’s right: 570 Billion. That’s the number of pages Facebook.com users viewed last year, according to Google’s List of the 1000 Most Visited Websites. 570 Billion unique page views equates to about 100 pages per human being per year, or the equivalent of every person on this planet looking at one Facebook page every four days. Those are pretty serious numbers.
570 Million page views also happened to be enough to launch Mark Zuckerberg into the #158 spot on the 2009 Forbes 400, making him a 25 year old bachelor worth about $2 Billion. Not quite as much as 570 Billion, but also not too bad for only six years work. Mark is an incredibly fortunate individual. He was fortunate enough to be in the right place at the right time, and he had the initiative to take a risk and start a company that changed the world. That’s the reason I look at Mark Zuckerberg as an entrepreneurial hero: he saw his chance and ran with it, and in so doing, he rekindled hope in the American dream.
May we all have the success we’ve always dreamed of,
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