Mark Zuckerberg’s net worth topped $ 100 billion for the first time on Thursday after Facebook hit a record high of optimism about the launch of its TikTok competitor, Reels.
The 36-year-old joins tech titans Jeff Bezos and Bill Gates as the only people in the world who currently have centibillionaire status, according to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index. Zuckerberg’s net worth stems largely from his 13% stake in Facebook.
The founders of America’s largest tech companies have enjoyed an incredible accumulation of wealth this year as the coronavirus pandemic drives more people to connect, despite the U.S. economy shrinking at its fastest pace. registered. Zuckerberg has made about $ 22 billion this year. Bezos has raised more than $ 75 billion.
The staggering numbers have put Big Tech under increased scrutiny, with Zuckerberg, Bezos, Apple CEO Tim Cook, and Alphabet chief Sundar Pichai testifying before the United States Congress last month to defend accusations that their power and influence are out of control.
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