Harvard Dropout Mark Zuckerberg Will Return To The University For Commencement Speech

  • Harvard Dropout Mark Zuckerberg Will Return To The University For Commencement Speech

Harvard Dropout Mark Zuckerberg Will Return To The University For Commencement Speech

Faust also noted that "few inventions in modern times can rival Facebook in its far-reaching impact" on human relations.

The school in Cambridge tends to be a draw for marquee speakers - last May it was Steven Spielberg who spoke to graduates.

Zuckerberg founded Facebook while a Harvard sophomore in 2004 before quitting to work on the company. And guess what, this time he is even going to get a degree without attending any classes (every student's dream come true!).

One of Harvard University's most successful, and certainly most famous, drop-outs will deliver this year's commencement speech to the graduating class on May 25, the university announced Tuesday.

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To celebrate, and ask for advice we suppose, Zuckerberg posted the below clip to Facebook, featuring another relatively-unknown person...

Bill Gates, who also dropped out of Harvard, gave the commencement speech in 2007, the same year Zuckerberg's wife graduated from the university.

Harvard President Drew Faust lauded the former student's leadership and his company's impact on how almost 1.9 billion people interact, saying she looks forward to welcoming Zuckerberg back to the varsity on Commencement day. The site rapidly grew in popularity, prompting the New York-native to drop out of Harvard and pack up operations to Palo Alto, California. Zuckerberg is slated as the featured speaker at the university's 366th commencement in May.

On the other hand, Faust acknowledged the commitment of Mark Zuckerberg to science advancement, education enhancement, and opportunity expansion through the pursuit of philanthropy. Good luck on your speech. Over the past 13 years, it has grown into one of the most valuable, powerful, and influential companies in the world. "They actually give you a degree", Gates responded.