Mark Zuckerberg Is Filthy Stinking Rich Now

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Now I finally understand why Mark Zuckerberg bought a $7 million home – because he’s richer than God, that’s why. Well, actually, he’s just richer than those Google dudes and, um, me.

Turns out, thanks to some investors, Facebook’s valuation is up to $70 billion, making Zuckerberg approximately worth $18 billion. Which means that the Facebook CEO is the third-richest man in the tech sector, only behind Bill Gates and Larry Ellison.

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Gates is estimated to be currently worth $56 billion, while Ellison checks in as the world’s fifth-richest billionaire at $39.5 billion.

With the new valuation, Zuckerberg has one-upped Google co-founders Sergey Brin and Larry Page, whose fortunes are estimated to have dropped. It also turns out that Zuckerberg surpassed Steve Jobs in wealth, some time ago last year.

Now how about some furnishings for that new home of yours, Zuck?

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