Mark Zuckerberg And Priscilla Chan Wed

A ridiculously expensive champagne toast is in order for newlyweds Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan. The pair tied the knot over the weekend -- but it's not yet quite clear if she too has joined the billionaire bunch.

Mark Zuckerberg, Priscilla Chan

When Mark Zuckerberg married Priscilla Chan on Saturday they vowed till death do us part -- but are their bank accounts parted as well? Mixed in with the congratulatory wishes is speculation surrounding the timing of their wedding ceremony.

We're not saying Priscilla Chan isn't sitting pretty as the wife of Facebook billionaire Mark Zuckerberg, but don't go assuming what's his is hers. You see, the pair wed after the Facebook initial public offering (IPO), which makes the profits more clearly his than hers should the marriage not turn out to be happily ever after.

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There's no official word yet on if the couple, who started dating in 2004, signed a prenuptial agreement. Nonetheless, experts are speculating on what could happen just in case.

Divorce attorney Laura Wasser explained to TMZ, "Facebook is a separate property asset of Mr. Zuckerberg. It's like a painter who paints a painting prior to marriage and sells it shortly after marriage. Any proceeds from the sale of the painting are the artist's separate property."

Reuters goes on to note that if there is no prenup, the wedding's timing (one day after the IPO brought in $19 billion) would help establish the value of their assets as mostly his in the event of any future divorce battle.

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Sounds like Priscilla may be getting the short end of the dollar, but if Facebook continues to increase in value during their marriage, she will have a 50 percent interest in proceeds from the growth.

Despite Facebook stock dipping to $17 billion in value on Monday, the newlyweds can take heart knowing social media users are really happy for them. Mark Zuckerberg's wedding photo has been 'liked' by well over a million followers!

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Comments on "Don't presume Zuckerberg's bride is a billionaire too"

Maria June 08, 2013 | 2:03 AM

The photo is very funny, Priscilla Chan holding tight onto the "stack of money" and not letting it go lol

Bryn May 23, 2012 | 9:47 PM

Melinda, I think you are absolutely right! I have heard countless stories of old high school reconnects found on Facebook and new marriages sparking from those! Sadly, my dad is one of those! Reconnected with old high school loves and is getting remarried this fall. Not sure if it is all a good thing, but Facebook certainly does connect so many people. It makes the world an even smaller place and that is pretty cool!

Emma May 23, 2012 | 9:43 PM

They are clearly a very smart couple and I'm sure entering into this marriage is no different! I would be shocked if a prenup wasn't signed.they have been together for quite some time and I do wish them all the best! I'm glad they have entered into this stage on the heels of such a huge professional success as well for both of them. They have a bright future.

Melinda May 21, 2012 | 3:41 PM

I wish the young couple great success and happiness in their journey as life partners. The marriage of Ms. Chan and Mr. Zuckerberg most likely won't be the only Facebook marriage we'll be hearing about. I'm sure the news will soon be filled with stories about reunited old lovers who met on Facebook and later tied the knot.

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