Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg just become the third richest man in the world, speedily overtaking Warren Buffett on Bloomberg’s list of the world’s richest people.
Mark Zuckerberg passed Buffett on Friday, 6 July 2018 as Facebook’s shares rose 2.4 percent, Bloomberg reported. Above in the list were Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, in the No.1 spot, and Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates occupying the second spot.
The daily monitoring and rankings of the 500 richest people in the world listed in the Bloomberg billionaires index showed the top 3 remained the same on Saturday, 7 July. Mark Zuckerberg is now worth $81.6 billionaire, approximately $400 million more than Buffett, Chairman of the Berkshire Hathaway investment group.
Zuckerberg’s Clifornia based social network business has more than 2 billion active monthly users. The comapny’s stock has reached a record high despite ongoing scrutiny over its Cambridge Analytica data breach that leaked personal information of up to 87 million people, MarketWatch reported.
Mark Zuckerberg pledged to give away 99 percent of his Facebook stock away in his lifetime, his Bloomberg profile shows., Zuckerberg has given $3.58 billion in stock sales away this year alone to a charity initiative he set up with his wife, Priscilla Chan, 2015.