While giving his commencement speech, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg drew fawning “aws” from the crowd when he shared his favorite memory from his time at Harvard University, and it wasn’t co-founding the world’s largest social media company.
“My best memory from Harvard is meeting Priscilla,” said Zuckerberg, referring to his wife, Priscilla Chan.
Zuckerberg joked about the nascent version of Facebook running into issues with Harvard administrators, with his parents driving up to help him pack because he was seemingly on the verge of being kicked out. His friends threw him a going away party, where he met Chan while waiting in line for the bathroom.
Zuck’s pickup line?
“I’m getting kicked out in three days, so we need to go on a date quickly.”
He wasn’t kicked out, but the world’s fifth richest man dropped out in the fall of 2005 to move to the Bay Area and focus on Facebook. Chan stayed at Harvard and graduated two years later.
“Priscilla is the most important person in my life, so you could still say it’s the most important thing I built in my time here,” said Zuckerberg.