Facebook founder and CEO, a dropout from the prestigious Harvard University is finally getting his degree, reports Business Insider.
The 32-year old billionaire is not going back to school. He will, in fact, deliver a commencement address to the class of 2017 and that means he’ll also be receiving an honorary degree.
In a statement, issued by Harvard resident Drew Faust, she explained why they chose the Facebook CEO to address the 366th commencement.
She said it was a no-brainer.
“Few inventions in modern times can rival Facebook in its far-reaching impact on how people around the globe interact with one another,” she explained.
“And few individuals can rival Mark Zuckerberg in his drive to change our world through the innovative use of technology, as well as his commitment to advance science, enhance education, and expand opportunity through the pursuit of philanthropy.” she added.
The announcement comes after 10 years since Bill Gates, another Harvard drop-out, spoke at the commencement.
Zuckerberg famously left Harvard as a sophomore in 2004 to move to Palo Alto, CA and pursue his then-fledgling social network.
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