Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg(the youngest billionaire in the world) is now richer than Apple CEO Steve Jobs, according to the latest Forbes 400 Richest Americans rankings. This year, 26-year-old Zuckerberg added $4.9 billion to his estimated wealth of $6.9 billion making him the 35th most richest American on the Forbes Rankings.
As like most other billionaires, Zuckerberg is a drop-out (from Harvard University). He came up with Facebook in his days at Philips Exeter Academy when the academy annual published a book named “Facebook” which featured headshot photos of students, faculty, and staff. Since then coming up with the idea in 2004, coding Facebook in his dorm room at Harvard after having a breakup with his girlfriend. Mark’s Facebook has become a world wide success with more than 500 million users. It is without any doubt the most popular social networking website today.
It’s important to mention that recent private equity investments in Facebook valued the firm at around $23 billion which is more than triple its 2009 value of $7 billion. With current growth rate Zukerberg might take the No 1 position from the current No 1 position holder, Microsoft CEO Bill Gates(though Gates has donated more than $28 Billion in recent years) on Forbes Rankings in near future.