MARK ZUCKERERG BECOMES THE THIRD RICHEST PERSON ALIVE
Facebook co-founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg has officially passed Warren Buffet to become the third richest person alive, Bloomberg reported on Friday. He’s worth a whopping $81.6 billion.
The 34-year-old rounded out the three tech giants at the top of the money game, following Amazon founder Jeff Bezos at Number 1 and Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates in the Number 2 spot, according to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index, which tracks the world’s 500 wealthiest people.
Zuckerberg moved up the ladder after Facebook shares climbed 2.4 percent Friday. Company stock prices are up this year about 15 percent, even though they hit an eight-month low in late March after a barrage of complaints over controversial data sharing by the social media giant. Facebook allowed political strategy firm Cambridge Analytica — which helped President Donald Trump’s campaign — to harvest the private data of 87 million users.