May 18, 2017 8:03 pm
Updated: May 20, 2017 8:37 pm

Watch Mark Zuckerberg’s reaction when he found out he got into Harvard

WATCH: Mark Zuckerberg’s reaction when he got accepted to Harvard caught on home video


Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg shared a video Thursday, taken by his father Edward, that captures his reaction the moment he found out he got accepted to Harvard University.

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The video shows a pajama-clad Zuckerberg sitting on his bed and checking his email on a computer. He initially asks his father to put the camera away for a second, but Edward doesn’t heed his son’s request.

Zuckerberg then opens the email from Harvard and offers his response, a distinctly muted “Yay.” But he later allows himself a fist pump as his father narrates, “OK, we are now focusing on the newest — or one of the newest — members of Harvard’s class of 2006.”

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In the comments thread below the video, Zuckerberg pokes fun at his “old-school” desktop computer, and reveals that his mother bet him that he’d drop out. Sure enough, Zuckerberg went on to drop out of Harvard to focus on Facebook, which went on to become the most popular social media platform on the planet.

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The 33-year-old is set to deliver a commencement speech at Harvard next week, and is expected to receive an honorary degree.

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