May 26, 2017

Mark Zuckerberg gets Harvard degree after dropping out

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg has returned to Harvard University under rainy skies to give a graduation speech and receive an honourary degree. The world's fifth-richest person, worth $62.3b, famously dropped out of Harvard after launching the global social-networking website. During his remarks on Thursday, Mr Zuckerberg told graduates that "We live in an unstable time". During his commencement address, Mr Zuckerberg told students: "There is something wrong with our system when I can leave here and make billions of dollars in ten years when millions of students can't afford to pay off their loans, let alone start a business." In 2007 another Harvard drop-out returned for an honourary degree.

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