Does Mark Zuckerberg have autism?
Mark Zuckerberg is a computer programmer who founded the popular website Facebook. Many individuals who have worked with him report that he has several characteristics of Asperger’s Syndrome, including social awkwardness, repetitive behaviors, and lack of empathy. Zuckerberg’s girlfriend, Priscilla Chen, even negotiated a deal with him where he was required to spend 100 minutes of alone time with her per week before she would consider moving to California to be near him. It is also theorized that Zuckerberg’s lack of empathy led him to be dangerously cavalier with the privacy settings on Facebook, allowing advertisers to access user’s private information. It is likely that he has an autism spectrum disorder.