Mark Zuckerberg Now Only the 36th Richest Person in America

    September 19, 2012
    Josh Wolford
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Facebook’s struggles on the stock market have been widely reported, and the man behind Facebook has seen his bank account suffer in the past few months. Mark Zuckerberg, CEO of Facebook, is now only the 36th richest man in America.

GASP, I know. But you shouldn’t feel sorry for the man who once famously claimed “I’m CEO, bitch.” Coming in at #36 among this crowd is nothing to scoff at. According to Forbes’ annual list, Zuckerberg still holds a net worth of $9.4 billion.

That ties him with Richard Kindler and News Corp’s Rupert Murdoch.

Last year, Zuckerberg joined the ranks of America’s top 20 for the first time. On that list, he ranked 14th with a net worth of $17.5 billion, which put him ahead of Google’s Sergey Brin and Larry Page, as well as Microsoft’s Steve Ballmer.

This year, Sergey Brin and Larry Page come in at #13 (tied), with net worths of $20.3 billion. Amazon’s Jeff Bezos takes the 11th spot, with $23.2 billion.

But among all of these insanely rich people, there is still one king. Microsoft cofounder and badass philanthropist Bill Gates takes 2012’s crown with a net worth of $66 billion. Here’s what the rest of the top 10 looks like:

  • Chris

    Why is the word “only” used?! Being 36th is an amazing achievement in life.. It’s very idiotic of people to compare 36th to 14th because facebook was obviously over valued at 104 billion… And plus, mark is the only person on this list who is in his 20’s. More than 75% of the people who are richer than him are more than double his age, and all the people richer than him have been around MUCH longer than Mark. It’s so stupid of the public to show his losses rather than his actual achievements. It’s definitely going to be a while until anyone sees another billionaire in their 20’s. Such arrogance in public.

    • Joe

      Mark, you need to come down. We got your point. Just start your own search engine already.