In the recent f8 conference Facebook has announced that the social networking giant has registered more than 800 million active users. It seems that its just a matter a time for Facebook to cross the Billion mark but its the Facebook Founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg who has been doing exponentially great with the Billion number. According to a recent report by Forbes 400, Mark Zuckerberg is now richer than Google Co-Founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin.
Mark Zuckerberg, 27, is now worth more than about $ 17.5 billion and accordingly is positioned 14th in the billionaires list. While Google Co-Founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin, both of whom are worth $16.7 billion and rank at 15th.
If you are not amazed till now then consider this that Mark Zuckerberg wasn’t even a billionaire two years back. However Facebook has been active for a long time but all this enormous wealth is actually accumulated within two years. The total worth of Mark Zuckerberg was about $ 6.9 billion last year hence till in the last year alone he has amassed almost $ 10 bllion.
An excerpt from the CNET Report :
But perhaps the biggest movement, at least when looking with an eye for tech moguls, is Zuckerberg’s rise to No. 14 on the Forbes list with $17.5 billion. Last year the 27-year-old was at No. 35 on the list at $6.9 billion and the year before he didn’t even didn’t even qualify as a billionaire. Zuckerberg, this year, also elbowed out Google co-founders Larry Page, 38, and Sergey Brin, 38, who both ranked 15 on the list with net worths of $16.7 billion.
The list is still topped by William Henry Bill Gates III with a total worth estimated being around $ 59 billion. Microsoft Co-Founder William Henry Bill Gates III has been giving billions in charity but despite of this his overall wealth has increased from $ 54 billion.