Every year Time Magazine names its “Person of the Year,” and this year’s winner is none other than Facebook founder and CEO, Mark Zuckerberg.
At only 26, Zuckerberg, is the youngest “Person of the Year” since the magazine tapped famed pilot Charles Lindberg in 1927. As one of the world’s youngest billionaires, Zuckerberg has become a real power player.
The somewhat elusive social media king has stepped into the spotlight recently. Earlier this year he pledged $100 million over five years to the Newark, N.J. schools, and a few weeks ago, he joined forces with other billionaires who’ve vowed to give away most of their fortune to charity.
Created in Zuckerberg’s Harvard University dorm room, Facebook has exploded, and is used by more than 500 million users after just six years. It’s become an integral part of our lives, and was the subject of this year’s critically acclaimed film, “The Social Network.”
According to The Associated Press, “Time’s “Person of the Year” is the person or thing that has most influenced the culture and the news during the past year for good or for ill.” And Mark Zuckerber fits the bill.