Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg Is TIME’s Person Of 2010

Time magazine has named 26-year-old billionaire Mark Zuckerberg its Person of the Year for 2010.

He is the second youngest person to ever hold the title. Charles Lindbergh, who won in 1927, was only 25.

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg talked to the magazine about himself, his company’s future, and that blockbuster movie about his life. The survey by Glassdoor reveals that Facebook employees are among the happiest in the nation.

Facebook has dominated the news all year, for privacy concerns and because Zuckerberg himself has been making a number of high profile product announcements. And The Social Network’s success also contributed to the media frenzy surrounding the company and its founder.

The site has bold goals, hoping to redefine email and compete with industry giants like Google.

Time editors and staff chose Zuckerberg after polling their readers, who voted for Julian Assange, founder of WikiLeaks and Lady Gaga as the two most influential figures.

Zuckerberg edged out the Tea Party, Julian Assange, Hamid Karzai, and the Chilean miners for the annual honor.

Zuck will join a host of Presidents who have received the honor including Presidents Barack Obama and Bill Clinton. Other tech luminaries to have graced Time Magazine’s cover include Amazon founder Jeff Bezos and Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates.

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