Facebook’s CEO keeps going up higher and higher on the list of richest Americans, ZuckÂ according toÂ Forbes 400, is richer than the Google co-founders Larry Page andÂ SergeyÂ Brin.
The news comes from a report published byÂ CNETÂ based on the recently updatedÂ Forbes 400Â List of Richest Americans.
At 27 years of age,Â FacebookÂ CEOÂ Mark Zuckerberg is now worth $17.5Â billionÂ with his position being 14th on the list. This means that he is now wealthier than the two people who found Google in a garage back in September 1998: Larry Page and Sergey Brin, both of whom are worth $16.7 billion and rank at 15th.
But perhaps the biggest movement, at least when looking with an eye for tech moguls, is Zuckerberg’s rise to No. 14 on the Forbes list with $17.5 billion. Last year the 27-year-old was at No. 35 on the list at $6.9 billion and the year before he didn’t even didn’t even qualify as a billionaire. Zuckerberg, this year, also elbowed out Google co-founders Larry Page, 38, and Sergey Brin, 38, who both ranked 15 on the list with net worths of $16.7 billion.
Mark Zuckerberg wasn’t even aÂ billionaireÂ two years ago, and yet, in that short time, he has amassed a whopping $17.5 billion. This value, of course, isn’t purely paper-money locked away in some bank, but the totalÂ estimatedÂ value ofÂ allÂ his declared assets.
BillÂ Gates III maintains the lead, with his modest wealth being estimated at $59Â billion. Despite givingÂ billionsÂ of dollars away in charity in recent times, the ex-CEO of Microsoft Corporation has actually had his worth increased from $54 billion from fall last year.