After Facebook closed at a record yesterday ,the founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s net net worth jumped to $33.3 billion. He’s now the No. 16 richest person in the world, ranking him ahead of Google’s co-founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin and Amazon’s Jeff Bezos. Bill Gates still ranks first on the billionaire list.
Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg is now wealthier than both of Google’s founders.
Google’s co-founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin now rank 17 and 18 respectively, with $33.1 billion and $32.8 billion.
The Facebook CEO surpassed the Google guys and the Amazon head after Facebook closed at a record Thursday, Bloomberg News reported. The social network reported second-quarter sales at $2.91 billion exceeding analysts’ $2.81 billion estimate.
That company jump added $1.6 billion to his personal fortune.
Zuckerberg is just getting started,’ David Kirkpatrick said , author of The Facebook Effect told Bloomberg.com. ‘He’s going to become the richest person on the planet.’