Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg Is Now Sixth Richest Person In The World

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has crossed Koch Industries Charles and David Koch to become the sixth richest person in the world. On Jan 28th 2016, the company’s markets increased by 13% which lead to him become one of the wealthiest persons in the world. The company earned a cool $1.6 billion in a single day, putting his new net worth at $33.3 billion.

These incomes of the company surprised everyone, as resulting in the rise in shares. The Facebook Company reported a 52% increase in fourth-quarter sales on Jan 28th 2016, whereas its net revenue saw a two times increase to $1.56 billion. As most of Zuckerberg’s fortune is tied to his holdings in Facebook, the stock price increase made him richer by $6 billion in one day.

Facebook CEO Mark Zukerberg is now worth $47.9 billion. There are few people who are richest than Zuckerberg as per Bloomberg data, who are: Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates ($78 billion), Zara founder Amancio Ortega ($69.7 billion), the Oracle of Omaha Warren Buffett ($59.4 billion), Amazon founder & CEO Jeff Bezos ($55.8 billion) and telecom entrepreneur Carlos Slim Helu ($47.5 billion).

Here is the Forbes World’s Top Ten Rich List (A little different than Bloomberg Data):


Billionaire                             Net Worth  (billions)           Company/ source                Country

  1. Bill Gates                                  $76.2                               Microsoft                       United States
  2. Amancio Ortega                      $68.4                                   Zara                                 Spain
  3. Warren Buffett                        $59.8                         Berkshire Hathaway          United States
  4. Jeff Bezos                             $55.2                              Amazon.com                   United States
  5. Carlos Slim Helu                     $49.5                                 Telecoms                           Mexico
  6. Mark Zuckerberg                    $47.9                                 Facebook                      United States
  7. Larry Ellison                            $44.1                                   Oracle                          United States
  8. Charles Koch                           $39.7                               Diversified                      United States
  9. David Koch                              $39.7                               Diversified                      United States
  10. Larry Page                            $37.5                                  Google                          United States

Notably, the five richest people in the world have seen their wealth decrease over the past year.


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