Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg who dropped out of Harvard University in his second year would soon be heading back to school, but this time to get his degree.
Zuckerberg, who has been invited to give the commencement speech at Harvard this year, would be awarded an honorary degree.
During his second year at Harvard (2004), Zuckerberg had founded Facebook and he had thus left studies to focus full-time on the social media platform.
Facebook, since then has expanded many folds and now boasts of nearly 2 billion users worldwide.
The news about the commencement speech was broken via video by Zuckerberg in which he had another equally famous Harvard dropout – Microsoft founder Bill Gates.
The video shows Mark and Bill just hanging out when Zuckerberg’s invitation to speak at Harvard arrives.
Here is what happened,
Gates was awarded a similar honorary degree by Harvard in 2007 when he had given their commencement speech that year.
According to Harvard’s daily student newspaper The Harvard Crimson, at 32, Zuckerberg would be the youngest commencement speaker selected in recent history.