- Mark Zuckerberg has become the fourth-richest person in the world
- He has moved from sixth place to fourth on the world billionaire list in just one week
- Zuckerberg's fortune is estimated to be $50 billion
With his net worth of $50 billion Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg has officialy become the fourth-richest person on Earth.
According to Bloomberg daily ranking of the world’s richest people, he has already surpassed Amazon founder Jeff Bezos ($49,1 billion) and Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim ($49 billion).
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Besides, Facebook is also considered to be the fourth-most valuable company in the world after Google parent Alphabet, Apple and Microsoft. It has risen 9,5 % in January despite the majority of US stocks were hit hard last month.
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It would be recalled that on December 1, 2015, Mark and his wife Priscilla Chan announced the birth of their daughter Maxima Cheng Mingyu.
Shortly afterwards they pledged to donate 99% of their Facebook shares, currently valued about $45 billion, to the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, their new charitable foundation with focuses on health and education.
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Meanwhile, Microsoft founder, philanthropist and investor Bill Gates remains the world's richest person, with a net worth of $78,7 billion.