Is Facebook's chief executive and founder engaged to be married? And is it weird the rumor came from Bill Gates?
In a rare interview with the U.K.'s Daily Mail, Microsoft founder Gates talked about his philanthropies and mentioned Zuckerberg:
"His fiancée Priscilla thought about education and he gave money to Newark, New Jersey, and we did a co-grant so that some of our people who had some expertise in that field could help him out. He deserves credit. I started meaningful philanthropy in my forties. He’s starting way earlier."
Was it a slip of the tongue, or was it the truth? Either way, the Facebook machine quickly squelched the speculation..
"If [Mark is engaged, Bill Gates] knows something I don't know. Gates's communications guy just wrote to apologize for the misunderstanding," Elliot Schrage, Facebook's head of communications, told the International Business Times.
We thought it was clever that Schrage never quite denied the engagement.