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Twelve years after dropping out of Harvard, Mark Zuckerberg will finally receive his degree. The Facebook founder and CEO will be delivering the commencement speech to Harvard’s class of 2017, thus earning an honorary degree in the process.

Harvard President Drew Faust told the Harvard Gazette, “Mark Zuckerberg’s leadership has profoundly altered the nature of social engagement worldwide. Few inventions in modern times can rival Facebook in its far-reaching impact on how people around the globe interact with one another.” Facebook, which was founded in 2004, has nearly 1.9 billion monthly active users.

To prepare for the big day, Zuckerberg turned to another famous Harvard dropout and commencement speaker: Bill Gates. In a promo posted to both the Harvard Gazette’s website and his own Facebook, Zuckerberg asks the Microsft billionaire for advice. Gates even commented on the video, “Always happy to help, Mark. Good luck on your speech. Hope the honorary degree helps you land your dream job…”

The Harvard Crimson, Harvard’s student newspaper, reports that Zuckerberg founded Facebook while he was a sophomore at the university. After encountering some trouble with the school’s administrators for another school-specific website, Zuckerberg launched and would later drop out to work full-time on the new social media company. Facebook is now worth more than $300 billion.

Previous commencement day speakers include Steven Spielberg, Oprah Winfrey, J.K. Rowling and Colin Powell. Zuckerberg will deliver his speech May 25 at Harvard’s 366th commencement ceremony.

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