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.
Bill Gates isn’t the only ahead of Mark Zuckerberg, obviously. He sits behind number 2 richest man in the world, Carlos Slim, who has a net worth of $78.8 billion. Slim made his billions by being a telecommunication tycoon. Furthermore, there’s also Spain’s Amancio Ortega, who is the majority owner of the Inditex, the world’s largest clothing retailer.
Ortega currently has a net worth of around $63.9 billion.
We can’t talk about the billionaire party boys without including Warren Buffet, the 4th richest man in the world with a net worth of $63 billion.
With increased competition from Google+ and Pinterest, Facebook’s future growth might not be enough to kick Zuckerberg’s profits to Gates-like worth. Already, we’re seen that social network users tend to prefer Pinterest and Google+ over Facebook, according to a recent report.