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Harvard dropout Mark Zuckerberg to speak at May graduation

Mark Zuckerberg is finally going to graduation.

The Facebook founder and CEO will be Harvard University’s commencement speaker in May. Despite finding success to the tune of billions via his internet venture, Zuckerberg actually dropped out of the prestigious Cambridge college.

In a parody videopublished Tuesday on YouTube announcing Zuckerberg as the featured commencement speaker, the tech whiz sat down with another Harvard dropout: Bill Gates. Gates spoke at Harvard commencement 10 years ago.

“They know we didn’t actually graduate, right?” Zuckerbergasked Gates.

“Oh, that is the best part, they actually give you degree,” Gates said, promising to help Zuckerberg figure out what to say.

But degrees aside, Harvard President Drew Faust said Facebook’s contributions to connectivity and communication in the modern world made him a no-brainer to speak at the 366th annual commencement ceremony on May 25.

“Mark Zuckerberg’s leadership has profoundly altered the nature of social engagement worldwide. Few inventions in modern times can rival Facebook in its far-reaching impact on how people around the globe interact with one another,”Faust told the Harvard Gazette.

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