Mark Zuckerberg's Facebook post announcing his marriage has received 1,045,272 likes, setting the record for most likes on a Facebook item.

The founder of the hugely popular social network wed his longtime girlfriend Priscilla Chan in a small, surprise ceremony on Saturday.

As the CEO and founder of Facebook, it seemed appropriate that Mark used the site to announce their marriage to the public.

More than 14 million subscribers subscribe to Mark's Facebook page, which is used to post both personal updates as well as Facebook-related news.

Zuckerburg previously held the world record for youngest billionaire, a title now held by his former roommate and Facebook co-founder, Dustin Moskovitz, who is eight days younger than Mark.

The previous record for most likes on a Facebook item was 670,713, on the official page for Hip-Hop star Lil Wayne.