Zuckerberg gets Harvard ‘degree’
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.”