Who is Time magazine’s Person of the Year 2010? Mark Zuckerberg, co-founder of social networking site Facebook, takes the title of Time’s Person of the Year.
Mark Zuckerberg, at 26 years old, is the second youngest individual to be TIME magazine’s Person of the Year.
Why did Mark Zuckerberg earn the Person of the Year 2010 title?
First, TIME Managing Editor Richard Stengel credits Zuckerberg for “connecting more than half a billion people and mapping the social relations among them.”
Zuckerberg, the multibillionaire CEO of Facebook, made headlines this year for the movie about him, The Social Network, and for his generous contributions.
Stengel says of Zuckerberg, “The social networking platform he invented … is the connective tissue for nearly a tenth of the planet. Facebook is now the third-largest country on earth, and probably holds more information than any government about its citizens. Zuckerberg, a Harvard dropout, is its T-shirt-wearing head-of-state.”
Mark Zuckerberg beat out the Chilean miners, the Tea Party, Julian Assange, Hamid Karzai and Steve Jobs.
Do you think Mark Zuckerberg deserves’ Time’s Person of the Year 2010 honor?
Should kids look up to the work that Zuckerberg has done – even though he dropped out of college?