Zuckerberg’s Hip-Hop Obsession: Celebrating 40th Birthday in Gold Chain and Oversized Tee

Gamingdeputy reported on May 15 that Meta founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg seems to have fallen in love with hip-hop style dressing, but is this “hip-hop Zuckerberg” style suitable for him?

On May 14, Zuckerberg celebrated his 40th birthday, and he gathered with family and friends. The photo shows Zuckerberg wearing a hip-hop style outfit that day, including a gold necklace and an oversized T-shirt.


“Thanks for the first 40 years of my life! Priscilla threw me a little party and recreated some of the places I lived in early on,” Zuckerberg wrote in an Instagram post that included his wife Multiple photos from the birthday party organized by Priscilla Chan.

In addition to the gold necklace, the billionaire's black shirt also has the Latin phrase “Carthago delenda est” emblazoned on it. This phrase is often associated with the Roman statesman Cato the Great, who is said to have uttered it as a rallying cry at the end of a speech.

In fact, Zuckerberg quoted this sentence as early as 2011 after Google launched its social media platform Google Plus. Zuckerberg declared a “lockdown” and mobilized his employees against the rival social network. “You know, one of my favorite Roman orators would end every speech with 'Carthago delenda,'” Zuckerberg said at the time, according to an excerpt from “Chaos Monkeys,” a book written by a former Facebook employee. est' ends with 'Carthage must be destroyed'. I don't know why that comes to mind now.”


The shirt, engraved in Latin, also fits Zuckerberg's personal interests. Zuckerberg has a long-standing interest in the Roman Empire and studied Latin in high school. He also named his three daughters after Roman emperors: Maxima, Augusta, and Aurelia.

It is worth mentioning that Zuckerberg's wife Chen also wore matching hip-hop outfits – a white T-shirt and a pair of gold necklaces.

“For the next 40 years!” Zuckerberg wrote at the end of his post.

Gamingdeputy noticed that this is not the first time Zuckerberg has worn hip-hop style clothes. He wore a similar outfit when he took his wife to UFC 300 on April 13.

A week later, on April 18, Zuckerberg made a similar sartorial choice again when announcing Meta's latest artificial intelligence product. This time, Zuckerberg wore a necklace and a navy blue T-shirt.

In addition to trying bold clothing styles, Zuckerberg also practiced mixed martial arts (MMA) during the epidemic and built up muscles.

When Zuckerberg visited Japan this year, he ditched his signature gray T-shirt and hoodie for a brown shearling jacket. Later, when he met with Nvidia CEO Jensen Huang in March, he exchanged coats with Huang.