The global failure of Facebook, WhatsApp and Instagram dropped Mark Zuckerberg to fifth place on the list of billionaires on the planet. In one day, the head of Facebook lost more than $6 billion
Facebook shares fell 4.9 percent on Monday after the company was forced to shut down its services for more than six hours. The services came back on Tuesday night, and the incident was cited as a "misconfiguration" of the routers, but those few hours were enough to scare investors into selling off Facebook stock. And the company's securities are already under pressure from investigations in Europe and the United States. For example, U.S. senators are seriously and with particular passion considering the issue of Instagram's "toxicity" to teenagers.
Bloomberg Billionaire Rating
According to Bloomberg, Zuckerberg is now in fifth place in the ranking of the richest people on the planet - previously he was in fourth place, but now he has passed Bill Gates. According to Forbes, Zuckerberg moved into sixth place: in the ranking ahead of Bill Gates, as well as Larry Ellison. Interestingly, in August Zuckerberg's fortune was $142 billion, and now it's $122 billion. The billionaire is rapidly becoming poorer.
Forbes Billionaire Rating
Along with Facebook shares, the securities of other companies fell, but not Tesla. Therefore, against the background of the general decline in wealth of billionaires in the top 10, only one person - Elon Musk - strengthened its position. And he is still the richest man in the world, only further ahead of runner-up Jeff Bezos.