Mark "IPO" Zuckerberg just dropped a Facebook status update bigger than the NASDAQ bomb: he and longtime girlfriend Priscilla Chan are married, only a day after he became one of the richest men on the planet. He wore a suit!
As far as anyone can tell, the news of the marriage between the notoriously secretive couple—about whom we know only of a shared dog, lavish vacation, and tense standoff between her vegetarianism and his staunch chicken-killing—was broken on Facebook. Of course.
What can we tell about the ceremony, which after IPO-looza could've been held inside a crystal palace atop Mount Everest? It looks downright modest, and tasteful by billionaire standards—HuffPo's Ethan Klapper says "Zuckerberg's wedding was in his backyard, before fewer than 100 guests, who thought they were there to celebrate Chan's [medical school] graduation." The AP reports "A source authorized by the couple to speak said Zuckerberg designed the ring featuring 'a very simple ruby.'" When you're a billionaire, even a ruby is simple. But between med school graduations, temporarily breaking the stock market, and a surprise wedding, this has been quite a zany week for the two!
The only question is, aside from the obvious pre-nup joke, seems to be this:
since Zuck doesn't list his relationship status on his profile, when will the marriage be Facebook official? Nevermind! Chan lists herself as "Married to Mark Zuckerberg" (swoon), which means the marriage is 21st century consecrated. Now we can proceed with pre-nup speculation.