Mark Zuckerberg
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United States
2021

Meta

Mark
Zuckerberg

Founder / Chairman / CEO

When Zuckerberg signaled in October 2021 that he was considering renaming his company to reflect a new focus on the metaverse, it was hard not to read it as a desperate attempt to turn the page after a year of nonstop scrutiny here and abroad concerning mounting evidence that his ubiquitous platforms were vehicles for election interference and misinformation. In the meantime, the valuation of newly-dubbed Meta, which he cofounded in 2004, hit $1 trillion in 2021, while his personal net worth grew to $126.5 billion. Facebook and Instagram were slow to cut users in on the ad profits their videos generated, but Zuckerberg is making up for lost time with an initiative that’s set to pay out $1 billion to its content creators through 2022.

Career

  • Facebook
  • Instagram
  • Meta

Variety Honors

  • 2017 Variety500 Honoree
  • 2018 Variety500 Honoree
  • 2019 Variety500 Honoree
  • 2020 Variety500 Honoree
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