Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg posts video of Harvard acceptance in 2002

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Zuckerberg enrolled at Harvard in 2002 as a member of the class of 2006, but dropped out in 2004 to move to Silicon Valley to found Facebook.

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.

Sharing the video, he wrote, "My dad took this video when I got accepted to Harvard". Almost 15 years after that, he will get his honorary degree at commencement next Thursday.

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Before Mark Zuckerberg was the fifth-richest person on earth and one of the most powerful CEOs, he was a teenager who aspired to study at Harvard. The 33-year-old will return to his one-time alma mater this summer to deliver the commencement address at the convocation ceremony. "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".

You can hear the once ubiquitous AOL instant messenger chimes as Zuckerberg presumably blasted the good news to his friends. Mr Gates responded in the awkward video. "Now I suppose the cycle is complete", Mr Zuckerberg writes in the comments section on Facebook.

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