Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg Updates Status to 'Married'

The Facebook founder and CEO marries long-term girlfriend Priscilla Chan in the same week as the company's IPO.

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Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg updated his status to "married" on Saturday.

Zuckerberg and 27-year-old Priscilla Chan tied the knot at a small ceremony at his Palo Alto, California, home, capping a busy week for the couple.

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 ceremony took place in Zuckerberg's backyard before fewer than 100 guests, who all thought they were there to celebrate Chan's graduation.

A company spokeswoman said Zuckerberg gave his new wife a ring featuring "a very simple ruby" that he designed himself.

The couple met at Harvard and have been together for more than nine years.

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.

Zuckerberg founded Facebook at Harvard in 2004. The site, born in a dorm room eight years ago, has since grown into a worldwide network of almost a billion people.

In 2010, Zuckerberg was named as Time's Person of the Year in 2010, at age 26. He grew up in Dobbs Ferry, New York.

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This photo provided by Facebook shows Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan at their wedding ceremony in Palo Alto, Calif., Saturday, May 19, 2012.Credit: AP