Power 50 Profile: Chamath Palihapitiya, VP for mobile, Facebook
2009 Mobile Internet
Over 30 million people around the world access Facebook through mobile devices, and the man making Facebook the driving force that has changed data usage for operators is Palihapitiya. His energy, collaboration and direction has made updates a credible new form of communication alongside voice and text for a whole generation.He is the engine behind Mark Zuckerberg, the prodigious founder and CEO of Facebook. Those who have worked with Palihapitiya say that without him Facebook would have been just another website clunkily compressed onto a mobile phone.