Zuckerberg Ranks World’s 3rd Richest Person
By Josh Olaleye
Co-founder of most popular social media platform, Facebook Inc, Mr Mark Zuckerberg is now the world’s third-richest person.
With this new record, he has overtaken Warren Buffett and a further proof that technology is an accelerator for wealth creation and the next sensation after oil.
According to Bloomberg Billionaires Index, Zuckerberg, who trails the duo of Amazon.com Inc,Founder, Mr Jeff Bezos and Microsoft Corp Co-founder, Mr Bill Gates, eclipsed Buffett as Facebook shares climbed 2.4 percent.
Recall that the three wealthiest people on the ranking made their fortunes through technology. Zuckerberg, who is 34 years is now worth $81.6 billion, about $373 million more than Buffett, the 87-year-old chairman and chief executive officer of Berkshire Hathaway Inc.