Mark Zuckerberg Turns 30 Today - Here's His Life In Pictures And Quotes

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When I reflect on the last 10 years, one question I ask myself is: why were we the ones to build this? We were just students.

When I reflect on the last 10 years, one question I ask myself is: why were we the ones to build this? We were just students.

Zuckerberg posted this quote in an open letter on Facebook in February.

It's crazy to think back on the 19-year-old just starting up this novel idea called The Face Book.

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I mean, the real story is actually probably pretty boring, right? I mean, we just sat at our computers for six years and coded.

I mean, the real story is actually probably pretty boring, right? I mean, we just sat at our computers for six years and coded.

Zuckerberg said this gem to ABC News' Diane Sawyer in 2010, explaining how The Social Network, the film that told the story of Facebook's early days, was far more exciting than the truth.

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I don't know why ... they 'trust me' ... dumb f---s.

I don't know why ... they 'trust me' ... dumb f---s.

Back when Zuckerberg was still more of a kid, he bragged to a friend over IM about all of the personal information he was collecting.

The messages surfaced in 2010 and did not help Facebook build trust with its users.

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Move fast and break things. Unless you are breaking stuff, you are not moving fast enough.

Move fast and break things. Unless you are breaking stuff, you are not moving fast enough.

This was Zuckerberg's original mantra at Facebook, before F8 2014....

It was his way of motivating the company to innovate.

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Probably marry Priscilla sooner

Probably marry Priscilla sooner

This was Zuckerberg's response to Savannah Guthrie asking him what he'd tell his 19-year-old self.

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I have this fear of getting locked into doing things that are not the most impactful things you can do.

I have this fear of getting locked into doing things that are not the most impactful things you can do.

This confession took place when Zuckerberg addressed an audience at Y Combinator in 2012.

One of the more vulnerable parts of the talk covered Zuckerberg's fear of not having the flexibility to do what he wants.

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A squirrel dying in front of your house may be more relevant to your interests right now than people dying in Africa.

A squirrel dying in front of your house may be more relevant to your interests right now than people dying in Africa.

According to The New York Times, Zuckerberg once said this to colleagues when discussing relevance.

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We think that we're better off focusing on this piece. I think that building a great game service is really hard. Building a great music service is really hard. Building a great movie service is really hard. And we just believe that an independent entrepreneur will always beat a division of a big company.

We think that we're better off focusing on this piece. I think that building a great game service is really hard. Building a great music service is really hard. Building a great movie service is really hard. And we just believe that an independent entrepreneur will always beat a division of a big company.

This was Zuckerberg's response back in 2011 when Charlie Rose asked him if Facebook would ever make video games.

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Simply put: we don’t build services to make money; we make money to build better services. And we think this is a good way to build something.

Simply put: we don’t build services to make money; we make money to build better services. And we think this is a good way to build something.

Zuckerberg made this statement when Facebook went public.

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The U.S. government should be the champion for the internet, not a threat.

The U.S. government should be the champion for the internet, not a threat.

After all of the Snowden NSA debacle happened, Zuckerberg decided to post his own response on Facebook, explaining how upset he is with the US government's Internet-spying policies.

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We've changed our internal motto from 'Move fast and break things' to 'Move fast with stable infrastructure.'

We've changed our internal motto from 'Move fast and break things' to 'Move fast with stable infrastructure.'

Zuckerberg told Wired this quote after a similar thought was expressed at this year's F8 conference.

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We want to build a culture of loving the people we serve.

We want to build a culture of loving the people we serve.

At this year's F8, Zuckerberg surprised us all with a more mature and reflective attitude. He spoke about Facebook turning 10, him turning 30, and the ten year anniversary of when he met his wife.

Zuckerberg has come a long way.

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In honor of Zuck's birthday ...

In honor of Zuck's birthday ...

Take a look at his last 30 under 30 ranking »

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