What Steve Jobs was to Apple and Bill Gates to Microsoft, millions all over the world recognized Mark Zuckerberg as the brains behind Facebook. The Harvard University dropout created the wildly popular social networking site from his college dorm room in 2004 and witnessed its exponential growth over a short period of time. Its interactivity and user-friendly platform allowed Zuckerberg's site to expand beyond the social networking realm and evolve into a marketing tool and entertainment hub, while constantly finding itself at the center of controversy. Zuckerberg first landed in hot water when former colleagues at Harvard took him to court for allegedly stealing their idea for Facebook. Zuckerberg also faced opposition from co-founder Eduardo Saverin on claims of unfair treatment from his business partners. Such dramatic events behind the scenes of the successful site inspired the 2009 book <i>The Accidental Billionaires: The Founding of Facebook, A Tale of Sex, Money, Genius and Betrayal</i> and the Academy Award-nominated film "The Social Network" (2010), directed by David Fincher. In less than a decade, Facebook's meteoric rise expanded into launching grassroots campaigns, raising sociopolitical awareness, and establishing Zuckerberg as one of the most influential visionaries of his generation.