It’s a brighter day, every day for Mark Zuckerberg.
According to Bangkok Post, the Facebook Inc chairman added $1.6 billion to his fortune on Friday after the world’s largest social network closed at a record. The surge elevated the 30-year-old’s net worth to $33.3 billion, moving him past Mr Brin, 40, and Mr Page, 41, as well as Amazon.com Inc. CEO Jeff Bezos, 50, on the Bloomberg Billionaires Index.
Mr Zuckerberg is No. 16 on the ranking. The Google founders are 17th and 18th. Mr Bezos occupies the 20th spot.
“He’s just getting started,” David Kirkpatrick, author of The Facebook Effect, said in a telephone interview. “He’s going to become the richest person on the planet.”
The Menlo Park, California-based company posted second-quarter sales that soared 61% to $2.91 billion on Thrusday, exceeding analysts’ average estimate of $2.81 billion. The company’s revenue gain follows Google’s results last week, when the web-search company posted sales that topped analysts’ estimates, largely based on the strength of online ads.
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