Tuesday, Jul 17 2018 | Updated at 09:00 PM EDT

Stay Connected With Us F T R

Mar 11, 2017 07:00 AM EST

Mark Zuckerberg will return to Harvard 11 years after he dropped out from the University. The founder of Facebook will be the speaker during the 2017 Commencement Exercises of the university on May 25.

Mark Zuckerberg dropped out from the university in 2006 to focus on the social media website he created. Zuckerberg's Facebook currently has 2 billion followers from all over the world. Harvard University will award him an honorary degree for bringing change to social media engagement around the world. To Harvard President Drew Faust, only a few inventions could surpass the impact of Facebook to the way people interact, according to USA Today

Mark Zuckerberg will be the second Harvard drop-out to be given the honor of Commencement Speaker. The first one was Bill Gates, the co-founder of Microsoft. Bill Gates was Commencement Speaker during the 2007 Commencement Exercises of the university.

Watch video

Facebook was born in a dorm in Harvard in 2004. Two years later, he dropped out from Harvard. Mark Zuckerberg never thought that it would make him a billionaire a few years after dropping out from school. Perhaps, he never thought he would be speaking in one of his alma mater's commencement exercises.

To prepare for his speech, Mark Zuckerberg approached Bill Gates for some advice regarding his commencement speech. In his commencement address, Bill Gates expressed his gratitude to Harvard for inviting him as commencement speaker and for conferring him an honorary degree. Bill Gates stated how happy he was to have a degree to put in his resume, according to Entrepreneur.

Mark Zuckerberg had the vision of bringing people together and creating a global community. Facebook will help develop the social foundation upon which the global community would be built, according to The Daily Mail.

Harvard has become famous for producing men and women who have become professionally and financially successful. Producing two drop-outs who became billionaire is great feat.

See Now: Facebook will use AI to detect users with suicidal thoughts and prevent suicide

Follows Mark Zuckerberg, facebook, harvard university, Harvard University 2017 Commencement Exercises, Bill Gates, microsoft bill gates, honorary, honorary degree
© 2017 University Herald, All rights reserved. Do not reproduce without permission.

Must Read

Controlling Robots With Brainwaves And Hand Gestures

Jun 23, 2018 AM EDTWhat if you can control robots with a simple flick of a finger? A team of experts is trying to make that a reality through this latest experiment.

Flavored Electronic Cigarettes Linked To Possible Cardiovascular Disease

Jun 16, 2018 AM EDTScientists from the Boston University School of Medicine looked into the effects of flavored e-cigarettes to the lining of blood vessels. Here are ...

LendingTree Study: Which Places Have the Most Student Debt?

May 31, 2018 AM EDTLendingTree outs its study that identifies places in the United States with the most student debt. Here's the complete list.

Best College Reviews Names 10 Best Master's in Biomedical Engineering Programs Online

May 31, 2018 AM EDTPlanning to pursue a master's degree in Biomedical Engineering? Here are some of the best online programs you need to consider.