Everything you need to know about Randi Zuckerberg, the ex-Facebook employee and media mogul who hates being referred to as ‘Mark’s sister’

Randi Zuckerberg

Randi Zuckerberg has authored four books, started her own media company, run multiple television shows, and performed on Broadway. She might even be eyeing her own talk show. 

The eldest Zuckerberg has long been a vivacious personality in Silicon Valley, where she’s lampooned the tech industry’s hermetic culture and spoken out against the detriments of social media. But she is the first to admit that her career has long been overshadowed by that of her younger brother, Mark, who is the founder and CEO of Facebook.

“Every article written about me now refers to me as Randi Zuckerberg, Mark’s sister,” she once told the New York Times. “Maybe one day that won’t be what people say about me.”

Randi’s career began as one of the first Facebook employees, but since leaving the company after a colorful six-year stint, she’s forged her own path. And she’s never hesitated to express her opinions regarding Facebook’s shortcomings either. 

Here’s a glimpse into the life of Randi, the other Zuckerberg:

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In 1999, Randi Zuckerberg began studying psychology at Harvard. She said she originally hoped to join the university’s music department, but was turned down.

Source: New York Times

In 2002, Randi’s younger brother, Mark, joined her at Harvard. While Randi graduated in 2003, Mark famously dropped out.

Of their time spent together at Harvard, Randi once told the New York Times, “[We] hung out a lot … [we were] as close as a brother and sister could be.”

Source: New York Times

After graduating, Randi moved to New York where she joined ‘Forbes on Fox’ as a production assistant for $32,000 a year.

Source: New York Times

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