Facebook Founder Youngest Billionaire on the Planet
Mark Zuckerberg, 23, emerges on Forbes magazine's list of world's richest
Investor Warren Buffett and Microsoft founder Bill Gates still lead the pack when it comes to being well-heeled, but in terms of new riches, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg is a force to be reckoned with.
Worth $1.5 billion, the 23-year-old debuts on this year’s Forbes magazine’s list of the World’s Billionaires – where he is ranked 785th.
First- and third-ranked Buffett and Gates (who held the top spot for the previous 13 years running) have fortunes valued at $62 billion and $58 billion, respectively. No. 2 on the list, Mexican telecom tycoon Carlos Slim Helu, has $60 billion, says Forbes.
According to the publication, Zuckerberg is the youngest self-made man ever to make its list.
For the record, this year’s World’s Richest Woman, with $22.9 billion and a 17 ranking on the list, is France’s Liliane Bettencourt, 85. Her father was the founder of L’Oréal.
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