Mark Zuckerberg founded "The Facebook" in February 2004, while attending Harvard University, with support from Andrew McCollum and Eduardo Saverin.
At that time, Zuckerberg
was joined by Dustin Moskovitz for site promotion and Facebook
expanded to MIT, Boston University, and Boston College
The following month, Zuckerberg
, McCollum, Hughes, and Moskovitz moved to Palo Alto, California, to continue work on Facebook
's development with additional help from Adam D'Angelo and Sean Parker.
In September, Divya Narendra, Cameron Winklevoss and Tyler Winklevoss, the owners of the social networking website ConnectU, filed a lawsuit against Facebook, alleging that Zuckerberg had illegally used source code intended for a website they asked him to build for them.  Also at that time, Facebook received approximately $500,000 from PayPal co-founder Peter Thiel in an angel round.
As a part of the move, the site was overhauled to make profile pages more user-friendly, according to Zuckerberg
Then, on September 2, 2005, Zuckerberg
launched the high school iteration of Facebook
, calling it the next logical thing to do.
Mark Zuckerberg, founder and CEO of Facebook
Zuckerberg, the owner of Facebook, has said that he does not want to sell the company and denies rumours to the contrary.  He has already rejected outright offers in the range of $975 million, and it is not clear who might be willing to pay a higher premium for the site.
Founder of Facebook.com, Mark Zuckerberg, has been accused of illegally using both the concept and source code from competing site Connectu.com.
In November 2003, ConnectU
engaged Mark Zuckerberg
, then a sophomore at Harvard
, to complete the computer programming for their website.
Upon joining the ConnectU
was given full access to the website source code.
intentionally hampered the development of ConnectU
while using code originally intended for ConnectU
in the development of Facebook