Mark Zuckerberg, the founder and Chief Executive of Facebook, married long-time girlfriend Priscilla Chan at a private ceremony in Palo Alto, California; there were only a 100 guests.
The couple has been dating since 2003 and the announcement of the marriage was made by a rather sudden post on Zuckerberg's Facebook page.
"Married Priscilla Chan," posted Zuckerberg after his marriage. Within a day, the post got over 850,000 Likes.
According to the Washington Post, the bride wore a white dress with a lace overlay and was given a simple ruby wedding ring designed by Zuckerberg. Meanwhile, here are a few things you did not know about the love story of Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan...
- They first met, in 2003, while waiting to go to the rest room, when at a party thrown by a mutual friend, according to the New Yorker.
- Zuckerberg is easily one of the busiest men in the world. His new wife, however, has made sure she has some time exclusively for the two of them. According to Tech Crunch, Chan has asked for 100 minutes, per week, in addition a date night also every week
- The couple loves rowing boats and racing against each other. "They walk in the park, go rowing, play bocce, or the board game the Settlers of Catan. Sundays are reserved for Asian cuisine," the New Yorker reports.
- Chan was one of the first people to join Facebook - 5 February, 2004. Click here to visit her account.
- Chan initially considered Zuckerberg to be quite a nerd. "He was this nerdy guy who was just little bit out there. I remember he had these beer glasses that said 'pound includes beer dot H.' It is a tag for C++, it is like college humour but with nerdy science appeal," Chan told the New Yorker.
Finally, the timing of the wedding and the announcement has raised some eyebrows. The marriage, apparently, happened the day after Facebook's IPO, which valued the company at well over $1bn and, according to a report in the Daily Beast, made millions for the founder. Interestingly, the couple wed in California, where communal property laws exist, limiting divorce judges' leeway in dividing marital assets, resulting in a lot of 50-50 splits. The Daily Beast speculates the marriage should now, if it does end, not concern itself with Zuckerberg's exact worth at the time of marriage.