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Mark Zuckerberg Fortune Surpasses that of Google Founders

Published by: Ronnie on 25th Jul 2014 | View all blogs by Ronnie
Mark Zuckerberg Fortune Surpasses that of Google Founders
Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg surpassed Google founders Sergey Brin and Larry Page on Bloomberg's Billionaires Index on Thursday as shares of his social network closed at a record high.  The gains pushed Zuckerberg's net worth to $33.3 billion, pushing his ranking to No. 16 and dropping Google's founders to 17th and 18th on the list.  Facebook's stock gains came after the company reported Wednesday that its second-quarter income rose 61 percent and exceeded analyst expectations.  The company's shares have gained an impressive 183 percent over the past year, and analysts do not expect that growth to slow anytime soon.  Of course, even with the growth in Zuckerberg's net worth in recent months, he still has a long way to go to be the world's richest man, as Microsoft founder Bill Gates tops the list with a fortune worth $84.7 billion.

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