SAN FRANCISCO – As a pinnacle to a packed week, Facebook creator and CEO Mark Zuckerberg used his profile to announce his marriage to long-time girlfriend of nine years Priscilla Chan on Saturday.
Zuckerberg married Chan, who he met while still at Harvard, in a ceremony so secret, even guests didn’t know it was a wedding until they arrived at his home, in what they thought was a party to celebrate Chan’s doctorate graduation.
Chan graduated from medical school at the University of California, San Francisco on Monday, incidentally also Zuckerberg’s 28th birthday, and the same week Facebook became a public company.
Picture shared by Zuckerberg on his Facebook profile, Saturday
According to San Jose Mercury News, the wedding was attended by less than 100 guests, though Zuckerberg seems to have switched from his trade-mark hoodie to a suit for the occasion.
The wedding was apparently not planned around the IPO, whose date was a “moving target” said Mercury News sources.
Zuckerberg retained some 56 percent of Facebook’s voting stock when the company hit the Nasdaq on Friday, with 503.6 million shares.
Some investors were disappointed by the firm’s first day’s performance in the public markets, as stocks failed to skyrocket as predicted, closing almost level with their $38 starting price.