Mark Zuckerberg Now Only the 36th Richest Person in America

    September 19, 2012
    Josh Wolford

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: