Mark Elliot Zuckerberg (born May 14, 1984) is an American media magnate, internet entrepreneur, and philanthropist.
According to a 2017 Business Insider.com breakdown of his daily routine:
After waking up at 8 a.m., the Facebook founder immediately checks Facebook, Facebook Messenger, and WhatsApp on his phone, he told Jerry Seinfeld in a Facebook Live Q&A.
Once he’s gotten his morning updates, it’s time to work out. Zuckerberg typically exercises about three times a week.
Sometimes he brings his dog Beast along. The tech CEO says running with his pet has the “added bonus of being hilarious” because it’s “basically like seeing a mop run.”
Beast is a Hungarian sheepdog with quite an impressive coat.
Once he’s gotten his exercise in, Zuckerberg’s not too picky about what he eats for breakfast. He’ll usually just dig into whatever he’s feeling that day. He doesn’t like to waste time on small decisions.
That’s also why he wears the same thing almost everyday. Zuckerberg’s work uniform consists of jeans, sneakers, and a gray t-shirt. When asked about his wardrobe in 2014, he told the audience: “I really want to clear my life to make it so that I have to make as few decisions as possible about anything except how to best serve this community.”
His Palo Alto home is tricked out with a “custom-made artificially intelligent assistant,” according to CNBC.
Zuckerberg puts in 50 to 60 hours a week at Facebook, but he thinks about the social media platform constantly. “I spend most of my time thinking about how to connect the world and serve our community better, but a lot of that time isn’t in our office or meeting with people or doing what you’d call real work,” he told CNN.
Earlier this year, The Verge reported that Zuckerberg has some help managing his own social media channels. A squad of 12 employees helps him eliminate inappropriate comments and post updates on his Facebook page.
Zuckerberg’s daily schedule tends to vary more on his frequent travels. Recently, Zuckerberg embarked on several trips around the US, prompting some to speculate that he’s interested in a future career in politics.
Whether he’s traveling or working, Zuckerberg also spends time with his wife, Dr. Priscilla Chan, and his daughter, Max. He took a two-month parental leave from Facebook after she was born in December 2015. In March 2017, the couple announced that they are expecting another daughter.
Every night before going to bed, the Facebook CEO tucks Max in with a traditional Jewish prayer, the “Mi Shebeirach.”
“I really want to clear my life to make it so that I have to make as few decisions as possible about anything except how to best serve this community,” Zuckerberg explained. “I’m in this really lucky position, where I get to wake up every day and help serve more than a billion people. And I feel like I’m not doing my job if I spend any of my energy on things that are silly or frivolous about my life.”
During a 2015 Quora Q&A with Facebook Chief Operating Officer, Sheryl Sandberg, she recounted a story about Zuckerberg’s disbelief that she would be asleep by 9.30pm.
When I joined Facebook there were only 550 employees and late night meetings and all-night hackathons were a core part of the culture. I realized even before I started that I wasn’t going to totally fit it. One night as Mark and I were considering working together, I called Mark at 9pm. He said he was at a dinner and asked if he could call later so I told him I’d be up for another 30 minutes. The next morning he reached out asking if I was feeling ok; he assumed that I’d been sick since I went to bed at 9:30pm. I explained that with two young children, 9:30pm was often my normal bed time. I love that Mark is now experiencing parenthood first hand! I don’t think he yet has a 9:30 bedtime, but maybe one day he will.
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