Bill Gate overtaken as Zuckerberg makes top 3 richest men globally

By on July 10, 2018
PARIS, FRANCE - MAY 23:  Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg leaves the Elysee Presidential Palace after the "Tech for Good" Summit on May 23, 2018 in Paris, France. Tech for Good is summit with leaders within the technolgy industry, which takes place on the sidelines of the VivaTech fair.  (Photo by Chesnot/Getty Images)

Facebook Chief Executive Officer, CEO, Mark Zuckerberg is now the third richest man in the world.

Zuckerberg overtook Warren Buffett on Bloomberg’s list of the world’s richest people.

He took over from Buffett Friday as Facebook shares rose with 2.4 percent, Bloomberg reported.

Amazon CEO, Jeff Bezos is now on number 1 spot, and Microsoft co-founder, Bill Gates takes No. 2 spot.

The daily rankings of the world’s 500 richest people listed in the Bloomberg Billionaires Index showed that the top 3 remained the same on Saturday.

Zuckerberg is now worth $81.6 billion, nearly $400 million more than Buffett, chairman of the Berkshire Hathaway investment group, rankings show. Zuckerberg’s California-based social network business has more than 2 billion active monthly users.

He has given $3.58 billion in stock sales away this year alone to a charity initiative he set up with his wife, Priscilla Chan, in 2015.

On his part, Buffett has donated about 290 million of his shares in Berkshire Hathaway to charities — an equivalent of about $50 billion.

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