Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg Now Richer Than Google Co-Founders
It seems that no one can stop Facebook’s progress in the online world. With over 750 millionactive users and receiving more than 25% of all page views in the United States (besides being unbelievably popular elsewhere), the social network just keeps on growing.
Facebook’s CEO, too, keeps going up higher and higher on the list of richest Americans, as The Zuck is now, according to Forbes 400, richer than the Google co-founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin.
The news comes from a report published by CNET based on the recently updated Forbes 400 List of Richest Americans.
At 27 years of age, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is now worth $17.5 billion with his position being 14th on the list. This means that he is now wealthier than the two people who found Google in a garage back in September 1998: Larry Page and Sergey Brin, both of whom are worth $16.7 billion and rank at 15th.
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.
Mark Zuckerberg wasn’t even a billionaire two years ago, and yet, in that short time, he has amassed a whopping $17.5 billion. This value, of course, isn’t purely paper-money locked away in some bank, but the total estimated value of all his declared assets.
William Henry Bill Gates III maintains the lead, with his wealth being estimated at $59 billion. Despite giving billions of dollars away in charity in recent times, the ex-CEO of Microsoft Corporation has actually had his worth increased from $54 billion from Fall last year.