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Facebook billionaire weds

posted 20 May 2012, 02:03 by Mpelembe   [ updated 20 May 2012, 02:04 ]

Mark Zuckerberg weds girlfriend Priscilla Chan the day after Facebook's initial offering on the Nasdaq made the company co-founder a multi billionaire.

Facebook co-founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg wed longtime girlfriend Priscilla Chan on Saturday (May 19), announcing the nuptials through a status update on the social networking site.
The 28-year-old billionaire's wedding took place a day after Facebook's initial public offering on the Nasdaq stock exchange on Friday.

More than 280,000 people "liked" Zuckerberg's status change, which was accompanied by a photo of the smiling couple in wedding attire in a small, verdant outdoor setting with a string of lights behind them.

The pair wed in an intimate backyard ceremony in Palo Alto, California, according to People magazine. 

The couple had planned the exchange of vows for four months, but surprised their guests, who thought they were to celebrate Chan's recent graduation from medical school, the magazine reported.

Zuckerberg, whose shares are worth nearly $20 billion and who retains voting control of Facebook, marked the debut of his company's stock at Facebook's Silicon Valley campus on Friday.