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Facebook CEO estimated to be worth more than Steve Jobs

Mark Zuckerberg leaps ahead of Apple boss on Forbes rich-list

Facebook CEO and co-owner Mark Zuckerberg is now worth an estimated $6.9 billion, according to the Forbes 400 table of the wealthiest Americans.

This puts him at number 35 in Forbes' chart - seven places above mercurial Apple boss Steve Jobs, who takes the number 42 spot with an estimated pot of $6.1 billion.

Zuckerberg's ballpark wealth is $2 billion up on last year, if Forbes' figures are correct, and comes almost solely from his 25 per cent stake in Facebook.

By contrast, $4.4 billion of Jobs' lot is calculated to come from his majority share in Disney.

26-year-old Zuckerberg is also the subject of a forthcoming Hollywood movie, The Social Network.

Microsoft's Bill Gates tops Forbes' list, with an estimated $54 billion. Google owners Larry Page and Sergey Brin share eleventh place, at $15 billion each.

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Latest comments (8)

Peter Law Freelance Game Designer and Unity Developer, Enigma 2310 years ago
Zuckerberg has also just donated $100 million to the public schools in Newark
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Joe Bognar Senior Games Account Manager, Substance Global10 years ago
He should also donate $1 million to me! :) Just because I asked it nicely! Please! :)

To be honest, he's a much more positive person compared to Jobs.
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Luke Salvoni Senior iOS Developer 10 years ago
In addition, Zuckerberg probably doesn't use the words "amazing" or "incredible" in every spoken sentence.
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Luis Morales Public relations, Med Mercs10 years ago
I can care less....Good for him, the guy is paid off.
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Ben Furneaux Principal Designer 10 years ago
If Mark Zuckerberg is above you in the Forbes 400, you blew it.
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Kevin Clark-Patterson Lecturer in Games Development, Lancaster and Morecambe College10 years ago
Fair play!
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Jordan Woodward Level Designer, Rebellion Developments10 years ago
Well done to him. Being that rich at 26 is just insane.
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Sergio Santos Freelance 3D Artist 10 years ago
I don't get it,
it's just a website, and I don't even like it
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