It was a topsy-turvy year for Mark Zuckerberg, the failed Jesse Eisenberg impersonator currently employed as the CEO of Facebook. On one hand, he acquired buzzy start-up Instagram and got married; on the other hand, the lawsuit-plagued Facebook IPO was a disappointment, and also Instagram has totally sold out to the man, man. Zuckerberg also fell a truly embarrassing 22 spots on the Forbes list of the Richest People in America. Fortunately, per the last census, that still makes him richer than 311,591,882 in America. And earlier today, Zuckerberg reaffirmed his devotion to the noble cause of “not being a horrible rich person” by giving roughly half a billion dollars to charity. READ FULL STORY
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Silicon Valley gadabout and fencing enthusiast Mark Zuckerberg has fallen 22 spots in Forbes‘ annual list of the Richest People in America. This time last year, the Facebook founder was sitting pretty at number 14, with a net worth of $17.5 billion. In the new list, however, Zuckerberg’s net worth is listed at a measly $9.4 billion, where he’s forced to rub shoulders with blue-collar average nobodies like Steve Cohen and Charles Ergen. Adding further insult to injury, Google co-founders Sergey Brin and Larry Page — Zuckerberg’s sworn enemies, presumably — have added almost $4 billion to their respective coffers and are currently tied for 13th place. Zuckerberg is actually tied with News Corp. overlord and beloved Twitter den mom Rupert Murdoch.
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