Facebook billionaire, Mark Zuckerberg, has taken to You Tube to wish his loyal follows a happy Chinese New Year and all in Mandarin too.
Zuckerberg, who is married to an American of Chinese descent, started learning the language back in 2010 when he feared his in-laws might be saying dodgy things behind his back.
According to Zuckerberg’s own translation under the video, the message translates sort of thus: “This is a moment of renewal and celebration each year. I hope you have a wonderful time surrounded by friends and family, and I hope that the Year of the Sheep brings you health and happiness.”
Some have suggested the billionaire 30-year-old has other, more sinister intentions with his language learning, namely to stop any restrictions on his social media site in the world’s biggest market. However, Zuckerberg said learning the language was a “personal challenge” and merely another hobby away from wallowing about on his sacks of cash.
Fellow tech gazillionaire Bill Gates commended his contemporary on his learning skills. “I fell pretty stupid that I don’t know any foreign languages,” Gates said before moaning that he didn’t have the foggiest clue what to do with his billions of dollars.