11 July 2018
Who are the world’s richest people? Are they politicians, actors, or sportsman? Well, while those are careers which normally take you to the top of the list, it appears that being the owner of a social media giant like Facebook can do the same! The CEO of Facebook, a name known to millions, Mark Zuckerberg, is now the third richest person in the world, dethroning Warren Buffett from his former position. The second position is held by Amazon’s Jeff Bezos and the first is secured by none other than Bill Gates.
The current value of Facebook shares places its CEO at a net worth of $81.6 billion. Well, the popularity of Facebook over the years has slowly helped its creator and CEO climb up the social ladder. Did you know that in the last year the share valuations for Facebook have risen by around 15%? The last few years have definitely been ones to remember for the social networking giant. Jeff Bezos stands at a net worth of an outstanding $141 billion. So far, Bill Gates has held his first position for a very long time.
This may be a coincidence but as of now, the top three richest people in the world are all founders of technology companies. This may even be an inspiration to you to start your own technology company!