By Damilola Faustino
Facebook CEO, Mark Zuckerberg is now the third richest man in the world, breezing past Warren Buffett on Bloomberg’s list of the world’s richest men. Zuckerberg passed Buffett on Friday as Facebook shares rose 2.4 percent.
Meanwhile, Amazon CEO, Jeff Bezos is in the No. 1 spot, and Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates.
The rankings of the world’s 500 richest people listed in the Bloomberg Billionaires Index showed the top 3 remained the same 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. The company’s stock has reached a record high despite ongoing scrutiny over its Cambridge Analytica data breach that leaked personal information of up to 87 million people.
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