The Accidental Billionaires: The Founding of Facebook Short Essay - Answer Key

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1. What did Eduardo get recognized for when he was at the first Phoenix gathering at the start of the book?

Eduardo was recognized as being a hedge fund owner, even though he was simply a part of a transaction with his brother.

2. How did Eduardo and his brother make the $300,000 that they made?

Eduardo and his brother made $300,000 by getting against the trend in oil futures, according to the book.

3. What did Eduardo know about Mark Zuckerberg at the start of this story?

Eduardo knew that Mark was a sophomore computer science major who was known as a hacker in high school and even was courted by Microsoft to work for them, as well as being on an FBI list.

4. What was the program that Mark created for Harvard that caused him to be seen as a computer genius?

Mark created a program that could be used by Harvard students to see what others students had signed up for certain courses, called Course Match.

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