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Here's The Real Reason Mark Zuckerberg Wears The Same T-Shirt Every Day

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YouTube Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg had his first-ever public Q&A session on Thursday. 

He answered a lot of questions, but the one that got a lot of interest was, “Why do you wear the same T-shirt every day?”

For those who haven’t noticed, Zuckerberg wears the same gray T-shirt at most public events. While many expected a playful response, Zuckerberg gave a pretty serious answer for his penchant to wear the same gray shirt.

"I really want to clear my life to make it so that I have to make as few decisions as possible about anything except how to best serve this community," Zuckerberg said, after clarifying that he had "multiple same shirts."

He said even small decisions like choosing what to wear or what to eat for breakfast could be tiring and consume energy, and he didn't want to waste any time on that.

"I'm in this really lucky position, where I get to wake up every day and help serve more than a billion people. And I feel like I'm not doing my job if I spend any of my energy on things that are silly or frivolous about my life," he said.

Zuckerberg pointed out that numerous other influential people, like Apple founder Steve Jobs or President Barack Obama, have the same theory with regards to choosing their outfits. Jobs, in fact, told biographer Walter Isaacson that he even wanted to have all Apple employees wear the same vest.

And now for more pictures for Zuckerberg wearing the same clothes:

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YouTube/Huh Bub Win McNamee / Getty Staff Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg at the Newseum on Sept. 18, 2013, in Washington, D.C. Rick Wilking/Reuters

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David Ramos/Getty Cofounder, chairman, and CEO of Facebook Mark Zuckerberg during his keynote conference as part of the first day of the Mobile World Congress 2014 at the Fira Gran Via complex on Feb. 24 in Barcelona. The annual Mobile World Congress hosts some of the world's largest communication companies, with many unveiling their latest phones and gadgets. REUTERS/Lee Jae-Won Samsung Electronics co-CEO Shin Jong-kyun, right, sees Facebook Inc. CEO Mark Zuckerberg out after Zuckerberg's meeting with vice chairman of Samsung Electronics Jay Y. Lee at the main office of Samsung in Seoul, on June 18, 2013. Facebook/Mark Zuckerberg

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REUTERS/Brian Snyder Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg speaks to reporters at Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts, on Nov. 7, 2011.

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Facebook Randi and Mark Zuckerberg with Katy Perry in 2011.

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REUTERS/Robert Galbraith Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg walks through Facebook headquarters prior to unveiling the company's new location-services feature called "Places" at a news conference in Palo Alto, California, on Aug. 18, 2010.

mark zuckerberg priscilla chan Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan at a Facebook holiday party.

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AP Justin Sullivan/Getty Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg delivers the opening keynote at the Facebook f8 conference on April 30 in San Francisco. Zuckerberg kicked off the annual one-day F8 developers conference. AP

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REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton Facebook Inc. CEO Mark Zuckerberg on a screen televised from the company's headquarters in Menlo Park moments after Facebook's IPO launch in New York on May 18, 2012.

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