Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg finally takes home Harvard degree after 12 years!

Olive Rios
May 27, 2017

"Technology and automation are eliminating many jobs. a lot of people are feeling disconnected and depressed", Zuckerberg said. "There are people left behind by globalisation across the whole world".

Such lofty talk now comes naturally to Zuckerberg, a 33-year-old billionaire who has committed to giving away almost all of his wealth. We are now working to fix the breach.

He returned to the campus this week to his former dorm room and live streamed his visit. What began as a closed networking site for Harvard students is now a global communications force with almost 2 billion members. He urged graduating Harvard students to give some thought to creating a culture where it was more socially acceptable to take risks.

Facebook's effect has been profound.

They met in line for the loo at a party.

But it has also served to spread misinformation bordering on propaganda, hateful views and bullying, reflecting the worst parts of humanity back to us.

No, the Crimson staff didn't try to troll Zuckerberg, who was joined by actor James Earl Jones giving his own speech on the 40th anniversary of the release of "Star Wars".

Millennials have grown up in a connected world, he noted.

"One (company) adviser said: 'If you don't sell, you'll regret it for the rest of your life", he told the university's 2017 graduating class.

If you're wondering what he actually had to say and not still laughing at the fake headlines above, he banged on about how robots and automation are probably going to have a big impact on jobs. He now sits fourth in the Forbes rich list, and Facebook seems to be doing pretty well for itself - which is more than can be said for Myspace, Bebo and Friendster.

Zuckerberg, who is worth $72 billion, told the audience that, "There is something wrong with our system when I can leave here and make billions of dollars in 10 years, while millions of students can't afford to pay off their loans, let alone start a business".

"Our challenge is to create a world where everyone has a sense of objective".

Later in the speech, Zuckerberg's voice cracked with emotion as he talked about a high school student he mentors who is living in the USA illegally. To achieve all the big projects, redefine equality, and give everyone objective, Zuckerberg argues that people build community because "change starts local".

Back in 2004, while Zuckerberg was a student, he allegedly hacked into the email accounts of two editors of The Crimson to see a story ahead of press time written about claims of intellectual property theft made against his new website TheFacebook. "He wasn't even thinking of himself". "We succeed by being lucky too".

Zuckerberg isn't all talk on this front.

In the video, Zuckerberg points out where co-founders Dustin Moskovitz and Chris Hughes lived as well, and where he and his then-girlfriend, now-wife Priscilla Chan would hang out.

Mark cracked a bunch of jokes about the irony of going from Harvard dropout to graduation speaker.

Twelve years after dropping out of Harvard University, Mark Zuckerberg, the founder and CEO of Facebook, will finally get a college degree from his old university.

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