Facebook CEO, Mark Zuckerberg, is now richer than both Google founders and Amazon’s chairman. On Thursday, Zuckerberg’s net worth rose to $33.3 billion, which makes the hoodie-wearing CEO number 16 on the Bloomberg Billionaire Index.
On the Bloomberg Billionaire Index, Google’s co-founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin ranks number 17 and number 18 respectively, with a net worth of around $33.1 billion and $32.8 billion. Furthermore, Zuckerberg has also grown richer than Amazon’s chairman, Jeff Bezos, whose net worth is somewhere around $32.6 billion, which makes him the 20th richest person in the world.
The reason why Zuckerberg has surpassed the Google co-founders and Amazon’s chairman is mainly because Facebook closed at a new record on Thursday. The social network managed to report second-quarter sales at around $2.91 billion, which exceeds the $2.81 billion estimated by analysts.
This jump in profits added around $1.6 billion to Mark Zuckerberg’s personal coffers.
At the moment, Zuckerberg is 30 and already the 16th richest person in the world. However, he has a lot of grounds to cover if he’s interested in surpassing the richest man in the world, Bill Gates. As of now, Gates net worth is somewhere around $84.7 billion, and as long as he owns shares in Microsoft, it may take a long time before Gates slips from the top. Though, it would depend on how well the software company performs in the coming years.
SOURCE: Vamien McKalin