Mark Zuckerberg Named TIME Person of the Year 2010

Posted Dec 15, 2010

Facebook co-founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg has been named the Person of the Year 2010 by TIME Magazine. “For connecting more than half a billion people and mapping the social relations among them (something that has never been done before); for creating a new system of exchanging information that has become both indispensable and sometimes a little scary; and finally, for changing how we all live our lives in ways that are innovative and even optimistic, Mark Elliot Zuckerberg is TIME’s 2010 Person of the Year,” wrote Lev Grossman of TIME.

Zuckerberg beat the likes of Steve Jobs and Julian Assange. Some of the reasons why Zuckerberg beat Steve Jobs is because he is a fresh face and because of the hit movie that is based on his life. The Social Network movie has been nominated for six Golden Globe awards. Zuckerberg has also been all over the media lately. On the Oprah Winfrey TV show, he announced that he was donating $100 million to the Newark public school system and he recently did an interview on 60 Minutes.