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Mark Zuckerberg flashes back to Harvard acceptance

Mark Zuckerberg flashes back to Harvard acceptance

The Facebook CEO - and perhaps the most famous Harvard drop-out - is set to give the college's commencement speech next Thursday.

In the footage, a teenage Zuckerberg can be seen sitting in front of an old computer in his pyjamas as his dad films him reading the acceptance email from Harvard.

"Are you serious?" his father Edward Zuckerberg asks.

"My dad took this video when I got accepted to Harvard", Mark captioned the video.

It's slightly ironic that Zuckerberg will be returning to Harvard to speak to the graduating students as he never actually graduated from the Ivy League university himself. Mark Zuckerberg is finally getting his degree from Harvard, after famously dropping out in 2004 to focus on creating Facebook. Almost 15 years after that, he will get his honorary degree at commencement next Thursday. At the time, "my mom bet me I'd drop out and my younger sister bet me she'd finish college before me". The video has now gone viral with 3.5 million views in less than 15 hours since it was uploaded.

"I got accepted", were the words he first said when he found he got accepted into the elite university. "I bet them I'd get a degree", Zuckerberg writes.


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