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Facebook Founder's Status Updated to 'Married'

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Mark Zuckerberg, president and CEO of Facebook, with his girlfriend Priscilla Chan during the 2011 Allen and Co. Sun Valley Conference, July 9, 2011, in Sun Valley, Idaho
Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg has married longtime girlfriend Priscilla Chan, and he used his social networking site to publicly announce the special occasion.

The 28-year-old billionaire married Chan in a small ceremony Saturday in Palo Alto, California one day after he took his company public in one of the most anticipated stock offerings in Wall Street History.

Guests authorized to speak to the press said those attending thought they were going to the venue to celebrate Chan's graduation from medical school at the University of California at San Francisco. However, they were told after arrival that the event was in fact Zuckerberg and Chan's wedding.

The two met while studying at Harvard University. Zuckerberg founded Facebook in a Harvard dormitory eight years ago.

Zuckerberg changed his status on Facebook to "Married to Priscilla Chan" late Saturday. By early Sunday morning, more than 330,000 people had "liked" the wedding picture that Zuckerberg posted on Facebook.

Zuckerberg wore a blue suit and Chan wore a sleeveless white wedding dress.

Some information for this report was provided by Reuters.