Being the sister to the man who connected more than a billion people through Facebook can cause you to get overshadowed, and Randi Zuckerberg is getting a little tired of it.
Randi went on BBC’s “Woman’s Hour” radio program this week where she half joked that she is not just the sister to Mark Zuckerberg.
“It must be awful, but do people always introduce you as Mark Zuckerberg’s big sister?” “Woman’s Hour” presenter Jane Garvey asked, to which Randi quickly replied “Yes.”
Randi then went on to explain that journalist Jeremy Paxman called her “Mark Zuckerberg’s sister,” but she mispronounced his name and called him “Jeremy Paxon.”
Garvey corrected Randi and said Paxman wouldn’t mind the mispronounciation, but Randi didn’t seem to care.
“Well, he called me Mark Zuckerberg’s sister, to which I said ‘You know, I am legally in the process of changing my name to ‘Mark’s Sister’ but until then maybe you could refer to me by my actual name,’” Randi replied.
You can hear the exchange on “Woman’s Hour’s” website.
It must be tough to live in Mark’s shadow, but it’s not like Randi hasn’t benefited from her brother’s success.
Until 2011, Randi worked at Facebook, where she served as director of market development and spokeswoman. Since then, she has started her own social media firm, “Zuckerberg Media,” as well as a lifestyle website called “Dot Complicated by Randi Zuckerberg.”