Facebook Gain Makes Zuckerberg Wealthier Than Google Guys

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Facebook Inc. chairman Mark Zuckerberg added $1.6 billion to his fortune today after the world’s largest social network closed at a record. The rush elevated Zuckerberg’s total worth to $33.3 billion.

Zuckerberg is now No. 16 on the ranking. The Google founders are 17th and 18th.

“He’s just getting started,” Davis Kurkpatrick, author of “The Facebook Effect,” said in a telephone interview. “He’s going to become the richest person on the planet.”

The Menlo Park, California – based company posted second – quarter sales that ascended 61% to $2.91 billion yesterday.

Facebook jumped 183% in the past 12 months, the biggest gathering in the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index, according to data compiled by Bloomberg.

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