#TBT - Watch When Mark Zuckerberg Found Out He Was Accepted Into Harvard

  • #TBT - Watch When Mark Zuckerberg Found Out He Was Accepted Into Harvard

#TBT - Watch When Mark Zuckerberg Found Out He Was Accepted Into Harvard

Without a sense of objective, people will turn towards isolationism, nationalism and authoritarianism, instead of openness and global community, he said.

On Thursday, Zuckerberg - now a multibillionaire - also received an honorary degree from Harvard and delivered a commencement address at the university.

Despite the fact that he almost got expelled and actually ended up dropping out, Mark Zuckerberg was the featured speaker at Harvard's commencement today.

Rather than focusing on the opportunities for the Harvard students graduating in front of him, he urged the students to ignite opportunities for those less fortunate.

He spoke out for equality and called on Harvard graduates to volunteer their time and give money to good causes. Harvard Crimson is a 144-year-old student newspaper, and nearly every text and picture on the homepage of the website was changed to a joke about the 2004 dropout. However, it was important to him because it played a big role in meeting his wife, Priscilla.

'And I promise it means even more to my parents, who really wanted me to graduate, this might be the thing they are going to be most proud of me for, ' he joked. "I'm not coming back" he told the university paper The Crimson.

Mark Zuckerberg himself is a risk taker.

To Zuckerberg, though, not all technology is menacing, especially not the world's largest social network.

Though Zuckerberg has repeatedly said he has no intentions of running for office, his speech was often political. What started in a dorm at the Harvard University in 2004, turned into a social storm; and today Facebook is the number 1 platform to connect for millions across the globe. Without that support, he would not have had any backup if he failed.

Mark Zuckerberg grew emotional Thursday in a speech to Harvard grads as he recounted a conversation with a high school student who was also an undocumented immigrant.

When you don't have the freedom to take your idea and turn it into a historic enterprise, we all lose.

"And yes, giving everyone the freedom to pursue objective isn't free", Zuckerberg said. He included wealth inequality as one of the things that is preventing people from going after what they want to do.

At one point, Zuckerberg teared up as he talked about a student he taught at a Boys & Girls Club who wasn't sure if he could go to college because he was undocumented. Harvard was furious and ordered Zuckerberg to shut it down.

Well, this is a amusing but a realistic advice by far from Zuckerberg's commencement speech.

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg finally has that Harvard diploma he missed out on when he instead chose to work on a rival to Myspace, Bebo and Friendster back in 2004. What did you think about it?