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Mark Zuckerberg TIME Person Of The Year 2010

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Mark Zuckerberg who is the CEO of the very popular social networking site Facebook has been picked as the “Person of the Year” and therefore appears on the cover of Time magazine.

The news was announced by Zuckerberg himself on Facebook, a website that has accumulated over 500 million members around the world.

The CEO of the social networking site commented on the honor, saying that he is glad that something his team is doing makes a difference for so many hundreds of millions of people.

At just twenty six years of age, Zuckerberg is officially the second youngest person to be named Person of the Year by Time magazine since Charles Lindbergh who was given the title in 1927.

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The magazine stated that Zuckerberg was selected for the title because of the fact that he built a company that has established social connections with hundreds of millions of people all over the world, contributing significantly to the exchange of information and changing people’s lives forever.

The CEO of Facebook made a generous donation of $100 million to various schools throughout Newark, New Jersey.

The runners-up for the title of Person of the Year were Julian Assange and Hamid Karzai, one of the Chilean miners who was trapped for days on end.

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