A self-proclaimed “simple creature,” Priscilla Chan was born in the Boston suburb of Braintree, Mass., unaware that 27 years later she become be the wife of one of the world’s youngest billionaires.
Where She Studied
Chan attended Quincy High School in Massachusetts and graduated as valedictorian in 2003. She went on to Harvard, where she majored in biology and graduated in 2007. It was there where she met Mark Zuckerberg. She was quoted in a 2005 article in The Harvard Crimson, published just after Zuckerberg announced that he would be dropping out of the school indefinitely. “‘Hey Priscilla, do you want a job at the facebook?’ Zuckerberg asked a passing friend. ‘I’d love a job at facebook,’ Priscilla Chan ’07 responded, offering him a Twizzler.” Chan did not end up taking a job at “the facebook,” but it appears they still managed to keep in touch.