Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg is the Person of the Year

December 15, 2010 By:
Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg is the Person of the Year

Mark Zuckerberg is having a pretty badass year. Barbara Walters already named him one of her most fascinating people of 2010, and now he’s been named Time magazine’s Person of the Year!

The 26-year old has a bazillion friends thanks to the social networking site Facebook he created from his dorm room back in 2004. And just six short years later, there’s a movie about it—which happens to be nominated for Golden Globes.

The magazine picked Zuckerberg "for connecting more than half a billion people and mapping the social relations among them; for creating a new system of exchanging information; and for changing how we all live our lives.”

He became the youngest billionaire at the age of 23, and at 26 he’s already talking about giving away his fortune. He’s anything but ordinary.

He talks about why he's giving away his millions in the video below--take a look--it'll blow your mind!

So who’s number two? Yep, you guessed it—Julian Assange, The Wikileaks founder who is in the news for being sent to jail and then bailed out by Michael Moore.

Check out the full list at Time and check out Time’s interview with Mark below!