Strategy How Mark Zuckerberg runs Facebook, the best place to work in America

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Mark Zuckerberg, the CEO of Facebook, leads a busy life as the man behind one of the world's top social media platforms.

He also studies Mandarin in his free time. play

He also studies Mandarin in his free time.

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• Business Insider took a look inside the daily routine of Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg.

• Facebook is now the most desirable place to work, according to Glassdoor — and Zuckerberg is popular with reviewers, too.

• His typical schedule includes exercise, family time, and tons of travel.


Mark Zuckerberg has a lot on his plate.

The 33-year-old runs Facebook, the social media giant with a market cap of $505.63 billion. What's more, Facebook just snagged the top spot in Glassdoor's annual rankings of the most desirable places to work. Reviewers on the career site specifically pointed to Zuckerberg himself as a big draw.

While the tech CEO dedicates a ton of time to the company, Zuckerberg still makes the time to exercise, travel extensively, and spend time with his family.

He stays productive and balanced by eliminating non-essential choices from his life and setting ambitious goals for himself.

Here's a look at an average day for Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg:

After waking up at 8 a.m., the Facebook founder immediately checks Facebook, Facebook Messenger, and WhatsApp on his phone, he told Jerry Seinfeld in a Facebook Live Q&A.

After waking up at 8 a.m., the Facebook founder immediately checks Facebook, Facebook Messenger, and WhatsApp on his phone, he told Jerry Seinfeld in a Facebook Live Q&A. play

After waking up at 8 a.m., the Facebook founder immediately checks Facebook, Facebook Messenger, and WhatsApp on his phone, he told Jerry Seinfeld in a Facebook Live Q&A.

(Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Sources: The Telegraph, Inc.



Once he's gotten his morning updates, it's time to work out. Zuckerberg typically exercises about three times a week.

Once he's gotten his morning updates, it's time to work out. Zuckerberg typically exercises about three times a week. play

Once he's gotten his morning updates, it's time to work out. Zuckerberg typically exercises about three times a week.

(Mark Zuckerberg/Facebook)

Source: Business Insider



Sometimes he brings his dog Beast along. The tech CEO says running with his pet has the "added bonus of being hilarious" because it's "basically like seeing a mop run."

Sometimes he brings his dog Beast along. The tech CEO says running with his pet has the "added bonus of being hilarious" because it's "basically like seeing a mop run." play

Sometimes he brings his dog Beast along. The tech CEO says running with his pet has the "added bonus of being hilarious" because it's "basically like seeing a mop run."

(Mark Zuckerberg/Facebook)

Sources: Time, Business Insider



Beast is a Hungarian sheepdog with quite an impressive coat.

Beast is a Hungarian sheepdog with quite an impressive coat. play

Beast is a Hungarian sheepdog with quite an impressive coat.

(Mark Zuckerberg/Facebook)

Source: Time



Once he's gotten his exercise in, Zuckerberg's not too picky about what he eats for breakfast. He'll usually just dig into whatever he's feeling that day. He doesn't like to waste time on small decisions.

Once he's gotten his exercise in, Zuckerberg's not too picky about what he eats for breakfast. He'll usually just dig into whatever he's feeling that day. He doesn't like to waste time on small decisions. play

Once he's gotten his exercise in, Zuckerberg's not too picky about what he eats for breakfast. He'll usually just dig into whatever he's feeling that day. He doesn't like to waste time on small decisions.

(Mark Zuckerberg/Facebook)

Source: The Daily Mail



That's also why he wears the same thing almost everyday. Zuckerberg's work uniform consists of jeans, sneakers, and a gray t-shirt. When asked about his wardrobe in 2014, he told the audience: "I really want to clear my life to make it so that I have to make as few decisions as possible about anything except how to best serve this community."

That's also why he wears the same thing almost everyday. Zuckerberg's work uniform consists of jeans, sneakers, and a gray t-shirt. When asked about his wardrobe in 2014, he told the audience: "I really want to clear my life to make it so that I have to make as few decisions as possible about anything except how to best serve this community." play

That's also why he wears the same thing almost everyday. Zuckerberg's work uniform consists of jeans, sneakers, and a gray t-shirt. When asked about his wardrobe in 2014, he told the audience: "I really want to clear my life to make it so that I have to make as few decisions as possible about anything except how to best serve this community."

(Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

Sources: Business Insider, Business Insider



His Palo Alto home is tricked out with a "custom-made artificially intelligent assistant," according to CNBC.

His Palo Alto home is tricked out with a "custom-made artificially intelligent assistant," according to CNBC. play

His Palo Alto home is tricked out with a "custom-made artificially intelligent assistant," according to CNBC.

(Youtube Kanal/Youtube)

Source: CNBC



Zuckerberg puts in 50 to 60 hours a week at Facebook, but he thinks about the social media platform constantly. "I spend most of my time thinking about how to connect the world and serve our community better, but a lot of that time isn't in our office or meeting with people or doing what you'd call real work," he told CNN.

Zuckerberg puts in 50 to 60 hours a week at Facebook, but he thinks about the social media platform constantly. "I spend most of my time thinking about how to connect the world and serve our community better, but a lot of that time isn't in our office or meeting with people or doing what you'd call real work," he told CNN. play

Zuckerberg puts in 50 to 60 hours a week at Facebook, but he thinks about the social media platform constantly. "I spend most of my time thinking about how to connect the world and serve our community better, but a lot of that time isn't in our office or meeting with people or doing what you'd call real work," he told CNN.

(Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Source: CNN



The Verge reported that Zuckerberg has some help managing his own social media channels. A squad of 12 employees helps him eliminate inappropriate comments and post updates on his Facebook page.

The Verge reported that Zuckerberg has some help managing his own social media channels. A squad of 12 employees helps him eliminate inappropriate comments and post updates on his Facebook page. play

The Verge reported that Zuckerberg has some help managing his own social media channels. A squad of 12 employees helps him eliminate inappropriate comments and post updates on his Facebook page.

(Facebook/Mark Zuckerberg)

Sources: The Verge



When he's not working, Zuckerberg spends some time expanding his mind. He's learning Mandarin Chinese. He also tries to tackle as many books as he can — in 2015, he challenged himself to read a new book every two weeks.

When he's not working, Zuckerberg spends some time expanding his mind. He's learning Mandarin Chinese. He also tries to tackle as many books as he can — in 2015, he challenged himself to read a new book every two weeks. play

When he's not working, Zuckerberg spends some time expanding his mind. He's learning Mandarin Chinese. He also tries to tackle as many books as he can — in 2015, he challenged himself to read a new book every two weeks.

(Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Source: Inc., Business Insider, Quartz



Zuckerberg's daily schedule tends to vary more on his frequent travels.

Zuckerberg's daily schedule tends to vary more on his frequent travels. play

Zuckerberg's daily schedule tends to vary more on his frequent travels.

(Mark Zuckberg/Facebook)


He's met all sort of big names, including world leaders like Pope Francis...

He's met all sort of big names, including world leaders like Pope Francis... play

He's met all sort of big names, including world leaders like Pope Francis...

(Mark Zuckerberg/Facebook)


... former US President Barack Obama...

... former US President Barack Obama... play

... former US President Barack Obama...

(Justin Sullivan / Getty Images)


... and celebrities like his personal friend Vin Diesel.

... and celebrities like his personal friend Vin Diesel. play

... and celebrities like his personal friend Vin Diesel.

(Kimberly White / Stringer / Getty Images)


Last year, Zuckerberg embarked on several trips around the US, prompting some to speculate that he's interested in a future career in politics.

Last year, Zuckerberg embarked on several trips around the US, prompting some to speculate that he's interested in a future career in politics. play

Last year, Zuckerberg embarked on several trips around the US, prompting some to speculate that he's interested in a future career in politics.

(Facebook)

Sources: CNN



Whether he's traveling or working, Zuckerberg also spends time with his wife, Dr. Priscilla Chan, and his daughter, Max. He took a two-month parental leave from Facebook after she was born in December 2015. In August 2017, the couple welcomed second daughter August.

Whether he's traveling or working, Zuckerberg also spends time with his wife, Dr. Priscilla Chan, and his daughter, Max. He took a two-month parental leave from Facebook after she was born in December 2015. In August 2017, the couple welcomed second daughter August. play

Whether he's traveling or working, Zuckerberg also spends time with his wife, Dr. Priscilla Chan, and his daughter, Max. He took a two-month parental leave from Facebook after she was born in December 2015. In August 2017, the couple welcomed second daughter August.

(Mark Zuckerberg/Facebook)

Source: Business Insider, Business Insider, Business Insider



Every night before going to bed, the Facebook CEO tucks Max in with a traditional Jewish prayer, the "Mi Shebeirach."

Every night before going to bed, the Facebook CEO tucks Max in with a traditional Jewish prayer, the "Mi Shebeirach." play

Every night before going to bed, the Facebook CEO tucks Max in with a traditional Jewish prayer, the "Mi Shebeirach."

(Facebook)

Source: The Huffington Post



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