When Priscilla Chan married Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg in the backyard of their Palo Alto, Calif., home in May, observers around the world were left wondering who exactly the lucky girl was. The medical-school graduate is much more than arm candy for a billionaire husband. Twenty-seven years old, Chan aims to become a pediatrician, and perhaps part of her appeal in Zuckerberg’s eyes is that she knew him before he became one of the richest men alive. She met the future tech titan at a frat party when they were both at Harvard, but unlike her hoodie-wearing husband, she actually graduated. Though they split up for a while when he moved to California, once Chan graduated, she headed west to join him. Despite her high-profile connection, the Braintree, Mass., native remains guarded in terms of media exposure. She shuns the spotlight — even her Claire Pettibone wedding dress was purchased anonymously — and seems content to lead a low-key life.
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