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Posted on July 10, 2018 by staff

Facebook boss now ‘world’s third richest’

Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg has joined Bill Gates and Amazon founder Jeff Bezos as one of the world’s three richest men.

According to calculations by Bloomberg, the 34-year-old has overtaken Warren Buffett to become the world’s third-richest person as Facebook’s shares rose by 2.4 per cent.

Zuckerberg is now worth $81.6 billion, nearly $400 million more than Buffett, according to the rankings.

Bezos is classified as the world’s richest man with a personal fortune estimated to be worth $141 billion, followed by Bill Gates with an estimated $94.2 billion.

Zuckerberg’s climb means that, for the first time ever, the world’s three richest people are all technology leaders.