Zuckerberg visited the Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo on January 17, and made the information public on his Facebook page. Officials such as Mayor Betsy Price wore cowboy hats to the rodeo, but Zuckerberg stuck to his usual “uniform”-jeans, sneakers, a gray t-shirt and a hoodie.
Mark Zuckerberg also seems to be sincerely interested in the Dallas event, and joked that this was actual his first rodeo. The Facebook CEO wrote on his page that professional cowboys have “intense lives” and that these cowboys paid $300 to enter the rodeo for a chance to win $16,000. Many of the cowboys also shared with Zuckerberg that they had broken their arms, legs and even ribs several times or had plates installed in their faces while training for the rodeo. Some of the cowboys even ride in the rodeo with broken bones!
Zuckerberg also learn some rodeo terms, such as “mutton busting,” which is when kids race or ride sheep. The Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo will take place in the Fort Worth area until February 4.
Mark Zuckerberg’s trp to Dallas was apparently his first trip of 2017, and he also had a meal at Meddlesome Moth in the Dallas Design District. He also planted a garden in Oak Cliff and went to go see the occurrences of his brand new data center in Fort Worth.