Mark Zuckerberg

57th International Lions Festival - Facebook Seminar with Mark Zuckerberg

Zuckerberg in 2010, photo by Prphotos

Birth Name: Mark Elliot Zuckerberg

Place of Birth: White Plains, New York, U.S.

Date of Birth: May 14, 1984

Ethnicity: Ashkenazi Jewish

Mark Zuckerberg is an American computer programmer, Internet entrepreneur, businessperson, and philanthropist. He is one of the founders of Facebook, along with Eduardo Saverin. Mark is usually ranked as one of the top 10 richest people in the U.S. He was Time Magazine’s Person of the Year for 2010. He is nicknamed “Zuck.”

Mark is the son of Karen, a psychiatrist, and Edward Zuckerberg, a dentist. He is the brother of businessperson Randi Zuckerberg and classicist, feminist, and writer Donna Zuckerberg. His family is Jewish, from Austria, Hungary, Poland, and Germany. He was raised in Reform Judaism, and had a Bar Mitzvah ceremony.

Mark is married to pediatrician and philanthropist Priscilla Chan, who is of Chinese descent. The couple has three children.

He was played by Jesse Eisenberg in the film The Social Network (2010).

Mark’s paternal grandfather is Jack Zuckerberg (the son of Max Zuckerberg and Minnie Wiesenthal). Jack was born in New York. Max was also born in New York, to Austrian Jewish parents, Isaac Zuckerberg and Rose Tiesch/Teich. Minnie was a Polish Jewish immigrant, from Galicia, and was the daughter of Samuel Wiesenthal and Jennie Feierberg.

Mark’s paternal grandmother was Miriam Holländer (the daughter of Marcus/Max Holländer and Rose Schoenfeld). Miriam was born in New York, to Hungarian Jewish/Austrian Jewish parents. Marcus was the son of Esther. Rose was the daughter of Hulda.

Mark’s maternal grandfather is Sidney G. Kempner (the son of Harry Kempner and Mary Steinberg/Steinberger). Sidney was born in New York. Harry was born in New York, to German Jewish parents, Leopold Kempner and Sarah Topsky. Mary was born in New York, to an Austrian Jewish father, Morris Steinberg, and a Polish Jewish mother, Dora Berkowitz.

Mark’s maternal grandmother is named Gertrude Silver. Gertrude is also Jewish.

Sources: Genealogy of Mark Zuckerberg –

Family history of Mark Zuckerberg –

Mark’s paternal grandfather, Jack Zuckerberg, on the 1930 U.S. Census –

Mark’s paternal grandmother, Miriam Holländer, on the 1930 U.S. Census –

Mark’s maternal grandfather, Sidney G. Kempner, on the 1930 U.S. Census –


Curious about ethnicity

76 Responses

  1. Roger says:

    Zuckerberg is a distant Asian.

  2. me says:

    @me I do not think EVERYBODY is “white.” In fact, most people in the world are NOT. Halle Berry, Eva Longoria, Tyson Beckford, Jessica Szohr, Adriana Lima, Prince, Tyra Banks, Mariah Carey, Johnny Depp, Taylor Lautner, Wilmer Valderrama, Mike Tyson, Nicole Scherzinger, Vanessa Minnillo, Beyonce, Selena Gomez, Demi Lovato, Selena, Jennifer Lopez, Dorothy Dandridge, Darren Criss, Amber Riley, Naya Rivera, Obama, Vanessa Williams, Vanessa Hudgens, Freida Pinto, Kimora Lee, Janet Jackson, etc. etc. are all NOT white/Caucasian.

    But it seems for you, me, that NO ONE is white/Caucasian.

    • me says:

      I do not doubt that before long you will say that Aishwarya Rai is white or European part,that Indians are white, the world was come from Europe.
      Do not get frustrated cause you looks a off-white. Socially you are white, but not European or pure.

      • me says:

        Aishwarya Rai is not white. I do not think Indians are white.

      • me says:

        Okay. Fine. You guys win. Those with very distant Native and/or African heritage are not white. Western and Northern Europeans with distinct or exotic features are not white. That means that pretty much NO ONE is white.

        This is basically what you and Roger claim. You say I think everyone is white? No. I do not. Actually, it is you who wants no one to be white/Caucasian.

        • me says:

          I’m surprised because you didn’t mention Armenians, Lebanese and Iranians as whites still.

          • me says:

            I already told you I do not think everyone is “white.” I do not know why you think I do. What I consider to be “white” is pretty normal in the real world.

        • Roger says:

          Unlike your claims, I actually have links to back up my claims.

          • Selene-The-Immortal says:

            Based on your study, “whites” just do not exist.


          • Roger says:

            And Wikipedia is a reliable and unsubjective source? This is rational. I did not know somebody with Mongoloid and possible African blood is considered “White”. It seems to me, you, “me” and have fatty patty have a pretty varying, if not bizarre view of “race”. Really, anybody can be white, yet labels of “race” are still use.

            Quite ironic, don’t you think? I’m very confused..

        • Roger says:

          You said that the categorization of the “White” is purely a social construct and a skin color? You’re right. You’re right because there are a lot of people who are, pardon my language-“mongrelly” mixed. Which why it’s saddening to see some minorites wanting to be “caucasianized”. In Latin America, the idea of success is “whiteness”. That’s why there are of mestizo or mullatos who would like to breed with “white” women in hopes of having lighter-skin children.

          • me says:

            the idea of ​​success is “whiteness”? prove it roger scientist

          • Selene-The-Immortal says:

            “White” can only be purely a social construct. According to your link, Roger, more than half of Europe is not white as well as Northern Europeans.

            According to it, scientifically there is no population group called “white people.” This I have to agree with. You speak of “true whites” and “real whites,” Roger. There is no such thing.

            I can only come to the conclusion that “whites” really do not exist and are all “mixed.” Just because you see a woman on the street that looks like Heather Locklear does not mean she is “white” as you define it, Roger.

            By your rules, “whites” simply do not exist. Plain and simple.

          • Roger says:

            I’m speaking culturally, Patty. WTF does “science” have anything to do with it? If you look at the the Entertainment industry in Latin America, the majority of actors are Caucasoid-esque. Just to educate you, fatty patty.

            It’s become more apparent I’m talking to a person with attention or reading disabilities stemming from a lack of social adequecy. You are saddening

          • me says:

            ^^you should not even live in Latin America.

  3. me says:

    @Roger, I did some research.

    The Caucasoid peoples are divided in three groups, termed Aryan (Indo-European), Semitic (Semitic languages), and Hamitic (Berber-Cushitic-Egyptian).

    The postulated races include Nordic, Mediterranean, Alpine, Dinaric, East Baltic, Arabid, Turanid, and Armenoid.

    What is “white” depends on the person because it is a social construct. There are people who do not consider Italians and Albanians “whites.”

  4. me says:

    “The Caucasoid peoples are divided in three groups on LINGUISTIC grounds, termed Aryan (Indo-European), Semitic (Semitic languages), and Hamitic (Berber-Cushitic-Egyptian).”

    So you are wrong.

  5. Kon says:

    now it is a media practice. Certainly it is mess.

    ciao :-B

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