As if Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg wasn’t busy enough readying his company to go public this past week, he also somehow found time to marry long-time sweetheart Priscilla Chan yesterday.
Social networking titan Facebook went public Friday in the largest tech IPO in history. While the stock disappointed many analysts and social media enthusiasts by closing 9.5 percent down from its opening price, it still remained above the original offering price of $38 a share. Now Facebook will face a new level of scrutiny as it continues monetize its 900-million-strong user base.
But even with all the Facebook IPO madness, Zuckerberg and Chan got married yesterday at Zuckerberg’s home in Palo Alto, Calif. The couple was surrounded by 100 guests who thought they were there to attend a party for Chan’s graduation from University of California’s medical school. Instead of a hoodie, Zuckerberg dressed in a slick suit and tie, while Chan wore a white wedding dress.
A guest of the wedding claims that the couple had always planned to get married right after Chan finished medical school and the timing with the IPO was coincidental, according to the Associated Press. Zuckerberg gave Chan a ring he had made with a “simple ruby” although he could have easily bought her one of the world’s most expensive diamond rings if he wanted.
We wish Zuckerberg the best on his journey with his lovely new wife. While he may not be able to fix any future relationship problems with an all-night hackathon or an algorithm change, we’re sure he’ll figure it out. Congrats Zuck!
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