World's most famous drop-out, Mark Zuckerberg, will finally get Harvard degree

  • World's most famous drop-out, Mark Zuckerberg, will finally get Harvard degree

World's most famous drop-out, Mark Zuckerberg, will finally get Harvard degree

The news was first announced through a post on Harvard's website, however it was followed by a whimsical and completely cringe-worthy video on Zuckerberg's Facebook page - which also starred none other than Bill Gates, who gave the commencement address at Harvard back in 2007.

"Mark Zuckerberg's leadership has profoundly altered the nature of social engagement worldwide".

The school in Cambridge tends to be a draw for marquee speakers - last May it was Steven Spielberg who spoke to graduates. Due to their shared history, Zuckerberg even made a slightly cringe-worthy video with Gates in which the younger entrepreneur asks the older, wiser Microsoft alum for tips on writing his commencement speech. And guess what, this time he is even going to get a degree without attending any classes (every student's dream come true!).

The relatively-famous Mark Zuckerberg is finally getting his Harvard degree almost 12 years after he dropped out to create that small global experience we know today as Facebook. Incidentally, Zuckerberg was present at the event when Gates delivered his speech as it's the same year when his then-girlfriend (and now wife) Priscilla Chan graduated from Harvard with a degree in biology.

"Oh, that is the best part", he explains. Now, the social network commands monthly user numbers in excess of 1.8-billion.

'I greatly look forward to welcoming Mark back to Harvard on commencement day'. He also said that some individuals can compete with Zuckerberg in his drive to change the world by "the innovative use of technology" and "his commitment to advance science".

"They know we didn't actually graduate, right?", he asks Gates. During his sophomore year, he and his friends created "thefacebook.com", a networking site exclusive to Harvard students. Good luck on your speech. "They actually give you a degree!", Gates said.