Mark Zuckerberg’s net worth raise $3.5 billion to record high $66.7 billion

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Shares of Facebook, which have risen nearly 40% since the start of 2017, continue to gain altitude. That surge has further padded the net worth of Mark Zuckerberg, the social media giant’s chairman and chief executive, reports forbes.

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Zuckerberg, who holds roughly 17% of Facebook’s outstanding shares and a majority of its voting power, has gotten $3.5 billion richer in the last five days.

Just 33 years old, Zuckerberg is now worth an estimated $66.7 billion—a record high—according to Forbes’ real-time rankings of the world’s billionaires.

Zuckerberg is the sixth-richest person on the planet and the only thirty-something to rank in the top 50.

Zuckerberg founded Facebook in 2004 as a 19-year-old student at Harvard; he later dropped out as a sophomore. The business, which began as a small social networking platform for Ivy League universities, now has more than 2 billion monthly active users.

Zuckerberg was not the only technology billionaire to have a lucrative week. The net worth of Bill Gates, the planet’s wealthiest individual, rose $900 million to an estimated $90 billion. Amazon founder Jeff Bezos also did spectacularly well; his fortune jumped $1.9 billion, to an estimated $85.2 billion. He remains the world’s second-richest person.

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