The story behind Facebook is fascinating. Mark Zuckerberg, the CEO, and originator of Facebook didn’t set out to create a company.

Mark Zuckerberg

Today Facebook includes a market capitalization greater than $500 billion and more than 2 billion regular monthly active users, and Zuckerberg is worth a lot more than $70 billion, according to Forbes. But he was famously just a college pupil at Harvard when he released “theFacebook” in 2004.

At the time, Zuckerberg says he was simply solving a difficulty he saw around him.

“Yeah, well, I under no circumstances started this to create a company,” says Zuckerberg.

Ten years ago, you know, I was just trying to help connect people at colleges and a few schools.

“That was a simple need, where We looked around at the web and there were solutions for a lot of stuff that you wanted,” says Zuckerberg, according to a transcript.

“You could find music; you could see news; you could see information, nevertheless, you couldn’t find and connect with the people that you cared about, which as persons is actually the most significant thing.

“So that seemed like a fairly big hole that needed to get filled.”