If you were to tell me that in 10 years, that nerd burger would be worth $60 billion and be one of the most influential people in the world, I’d tell you that there’s no way Jared from Subway is a diddler. My how time can surprise.
This video captures the moment the programming prodigy was accepted into Harvard University in 2003, a school that he would drop out of in his sophomore year to work on Thefacebook.com project. Zuckerberg’s roommate at the time, Arie Hasit, said the genesis of the idea was originally rooted in a program he dubbed Facesmash. Hasit explains:
We had books called Face Books, which included the names and pictures of everyone who lived in the student dorms. At first, he built a site and placed two pictures, or pictures of two males and two females. Visitors to the site had to choose who was “hotter” and according to the votes there would be a ranking.
In 2014, Zuckerberg claims that the key to making the most popular social networking site in the world (1.94 billion monthly users) and became the fastest company in the S&P’s 500 Index to reach a market cap of $250 billion was just caring more.
“I remember really vividly, you know, having pizza with my friends a day or two after I opened up the first version of Facebook. At the time I thought, ‘you know, someone needs to build a service like this for the world.’ But I just never thought that we’d be the ones to help do it. And I think a lot of what it comes down to is we just cared more.”
Welp, Zuckerberg. Good on you, pal. You rich asshole you.