Facebook founder becomes the fourth-richest person on Earth

Facebook founder becomes the fourth-richest person on Earth

- 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.

Facebook founder becomes the fourth-richest person on Earth
Mark Zuckerberg is the fourth-richest person in the world

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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Facebook founder becomes the fourth-richest person on Earth

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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Facebook founder becomes the fourth-richest person on Earth
Amazon's Jeff Bezos (left) who started 2016 the fourth-richest worth aand Carlos Slim (right) is clinging on in fifth place

It would be recalled that on December 1, 2015, Mark and his wife Priscilla Chan announced the birth of their daughter Maxima Cheng Mingyu.

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Facebook founder becomes the fourth-richest person on Earth

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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Facebook founder becomes the fourth-richest person on Earth
Bill Gates remains the world's richest person

Meanwhile, Microsoft  founder, philanthropist and investor Bill Gates remains the world's richest person, with a net worth of $78,7 billion.

Source: Legit.ng

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