Zucker­berg gets Har­vard ‘de­gree’

New Straits Times - - World -

WASH­ING­TON: Thir­teen years af­ter drop­ping out of Har­vard Univer­sity to work on Face­book, Mark Zucker­berg on Thurs­day fi­nally got his de­gree — well, sort of.

Zucker­berg re­turned to the univer­sity where he launched what would be­come the world’s big­gest so­cial net­work, and basked in the spot­light by re­ceiv­ing an hon­orary doc­tor of laws de­gree and ad­dress­ing the 2017 com­mence­ment.

His speech capped a nos­tal­gic visit for the 33-year-old bil­lion­aire, which in­cluded a visit to his old dorm room.

“Mom, I al­ways told you I’d come back and get my de­gree,” read the cap­tion of a pic­ture he posted of him pos­ing with his hon­orary di­ploma and his par­ents.

In his ad­dress, Zucker­berg said op­por­tu­nity was hin­dered by wealth in­equal­ity.

“There is some­thing wrong with our sys­tem when I can leave here and make bil­lions of dol­lars in 10 years while mil­lions of stu­dents can­not even af­ford to pay off their loans, let alone start a busi­ness.”

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