Mark Zuckerberg is a rich man. Perhaps when Facebook started, he could not imagine being as rich as it is today: more than $ 50 billion in assets, which ranks as the youngest person among the greatest billionaires on the planet, with only 32 years.
Most of this wealth comes from its shares in the company he founded and managed the last decade, so its accumulation of capital in recent years is directly linked to good business performance of Facebook, which, although giant, still managing to attract new users and monetize them. Facebook has also made clear its intention to continue expanding, and can become a great global empire of online media, which should further strengthen the equity of Mark Zuckerberg.
This year, according to the Bloomberg ranking, the founder of Facebook is the second person that won more money, totaling US $ 5 billion in equity in the first 5 months of the year, getting far ahead of Bill Gates, the richest person in the world, which practically did not change your bank account since then. This brings us to the question: how long will it take to Zuckerberg pass Bill Gates? The chart below, based on statistics from Bloomberg, makes it clear that the CEO of Facebook is closing the gap and may one day surpass that that was one of his idols.
The figures are based on the past two years, using the figures for the first day of each month until May 2016. You can see that Zuckerberg, in this period, essentially doubled its assets, while Gates remained stable, orbiting $ 80 billion. Keeping this pace, just four more years would be needed to overcome Zuckerberg the founder of Microsoft, as the creator of Facebook is managing to build something around US $ 12 billion per year. Worth a note: Zuckerberg has pledged to donate 99% of its shares in Facebook for another own initiative, Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, an organization founded with his wife Priscilla Chan to “advancing human potential and promote equality.” This means that the equity Zuck may decrease dramatically in the coming years