It’s been quite the week for Mark Zuckerberg. First, he took his company, Facebook, public and though shares didn’t exactly set Wall Street alight, he did raise his wealth to an estimated $19 billion.
Then yesterday, he went and got himself married…. and the world discovered his secret nuptials after he changed his status to “married” on the social networking site.
The 28-year-old wed his girlfriend of nine years, Priscilla Chan in front of less than 100 guests.
He and Priscilla, who met while attending Harvard before Zuckerberg started Facebook, tied the knot in a small ceremony in their backyard in Palo Alto, Calif., on Saturday.
The guests all thought they were coming to celebrate Chan’s graduation but were told after they arrived that the event was in fact a wedding.
“Everybody was shocked,” the guest said.
Rather than his trademark hoodie, Zuckerberg wore a suit for the ceremony, while his bride wore a traditional wedding dress.
Food was served family-style and included dishes from the couple’s favorite Palo Alto sushi restaurant. The two had been planning the marriage for four months but were waiting until Chan had graduated on May 14 to hold the wedding, the guest said.
The timing wasn’t tied to the IPO, since the date the company planned to go public was a “moving target,” the guest said