Published: Fri, May 19, 2017
Markets | By Noel Gibbs

Watch a teenage Mark Zuckerberg find out he got accepted into Harvard

Watch a teenage Mark Zuckerberg find out he got accepted into Harvard

Facebook creator Mark Zuckerberg poses at Harvard University on May 14, 2004.

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg on May 18 shared a video, shot by his dad, on social media showing the moment he found he got accepted into Harvard.

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"Yay, I got accepted", Mark says, before his proud dad has a much louder reaction, yelling "Alright, yes, great!" "Next week I'm going back for commencement to get my degree".

Edward then introduces his son to the "audience" as a member of Harvard's class of 2006, and the camera pans to Mark's adorable dog chilling on the floor at his feet. The video has now gone viral with 3.5 million views in less than 15 hours since it was uploaded. "Before I went to college, my mom bet me I'd drop out and my younger sister bet me she'd finish college before me".

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"Oh that is the best part, they actually give you a degree!" When Harvard invited him to give the address, he filmed a video with another famous dropout who also earned an honorary degree: Bill Gates. "Now I suppose the cycle is complete", Mr Zuckerberg writes in the comments section on Facebook.

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