By MARCUS WOHLSEN
Zuckerberg and 27-year-old Priscilla Chan tied the knot at a small ceremony at his Palo Alto, Calif., home, capping a busy week for the couple, according to a guest authorized to speak for the couple. The person spoke only on the condition of anonymity.
Zuckerberg took his company public in one of the most anticipated stock offerings in Wall Street history Friday. And Chan graduated from medical school at the University of California, San Francisco, on Monday, the same day Zuckerberg turned 28, the person said.
The couple met at Harvard and have been together for more than nine years, the person said.
Zuckerberg designed the ring featuring “a very simple ruby,” according to the person who gave the following characterization of the wedding.
Facebook’s IPO fails to live up to the hypeThe ceremony took place in Zuckerberg’s backyard before fewer than 100 guests, who all thought they were there to celebrate Chan’s graduation.
Guests ate family style from the couple’s favorite Palo Alto restaurants, Palo Alto Sol and Fuki Sushi. Dessert was L.A. Burdick chocolate “mice,” which the couple had on their first date, said the person.
Even after the IPO, Zuckerberg remains Facebook’s single largest shareholder, with 503.6 million shares. And he controls the company with 56 percent of its voting stock.
The site, which was born in a dorm room eight years ago, has grown into a worldwide network of almost a billion people.
Zuckerberg founded Facebook at Harvard in 2004.
He was named as Time’s Person of the Year in 2010, at age 26.
Zuckerberg grew up in Dobbs Ferry, N.Y.