What Car Drives Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook's CEO? A Volkswagen...

  • facebook and dropbox ceo's

    MARK ZUCKERBERG & DREW HOUSTON. Zuckerberg (Facebook's CEO) and Houston (Dropbox's CEO) taking a ride on Mark's car.

  • mark driving its GTI

    MARK HAS STYLE. With his money he could buy a Pagani Huayra or the latest sports car, but he prefers to keep a low profile.

  • VW GTI red

    VW GTI. Known for being practical, fast, extremely fun to drive, relatively inexpensive, and comfortable. In fact, it's the perfect car for Mark.

It should not be easy to choose a car when you're heading to one of the most profitable companies in the world. Lie! It's very easy! All vehicles with which you dream are within your reach, you just have to write more zeros at the end of the check, and that's it. In the case of Zuckerberg, with a bank account that exceeds 19 billion dollars, surely there is no car that he can't afford.

But here we have a paradox, one of the richest people in the world decided to purchase an affordable and earthly vehicle for any average person in the U.S., a nice car, but nothing eccentric, a Volkswagen Golf GTI, just as the Wall Street Journal reported here.

The vehicle concerned is the 7th generation Golf GTI , black color, with the great distinction of having manual transmission instead of the DSG dual-clutch, which is the most expensive option.

This vehicle has under the hood a 2.0L turbo engine with direct injection that delivers 220 HP and 259 lb-ft of torque, and an acceleration from 0 to 100 mph in 6.3 seconds with a top speed of 152 mph.

While it is a "humble" option for someone who carries a wallet of that caliber, it should be noted that with this choice Zuckerberg proves have a good notion of the automotive world, as he takes to his garage a great exponent of harmony between sportiness and practicality, a vehicle that was elected Car of the Year 2013 in Europe and worthy of a "Like". The last vehicle known to Zuckerberg was an Acura TSX, which in the same way that this VW GTI, cost less than $30,000.

The most probably is that for any automotive enthusiasts like you or me, which earn our pay with the sweat on our brow, if we had the money available that Zuckerberg has, we would be driving a Ferrari, the latest Mercedes-Benz, or any of those mega expensive and unreachable sports cars that only some people in the planet can afford. The question now is, what car would you like to have If you were as rich as Mark Zuckerberg, the CEO of Facebook?