Mark Zuckerberg’s financial status is once again making headlines following a significant victory for Meta, the parent company of Facebook, which he co-founded and leads as CEO. The billionaire is poised to see a substantial increase in his wealth as Meta surpassed expectations with its latest quarterly earnings report.
According to Forbes, Zuckerberg’s net worth surged by a staggering $29 billion in just one day due to the remarkable rise in Meta’s stock price. As of the latest update, his total net worth stands at $167.9 billion on Forbes’ continuously updated billionaires list, a notable jump from the estimated $139 billion in January.
Meanwhile, Bloomberg’s real-time list places Zuckerberg’s net worth at $142 billion, although it’s yet to reflect the impact of the recent earnings report. Discrepancies in estimated net worth figures among different outlets are not uncommon, as they factor in Meta’s share values along with evaluations of his other assets like real estate holdings.
Currently, Zuckerberg holds the fourth position among the wealthiest individuals globally according to Forbes, while Bloomberg ranks him as the fifth richest.
Together with his wife Priscilla Chan, Zuckerberg has committed to donating 99% of their wealth throughout their lifetimes via the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, which has already pledged over $4.9 billion in grants since its establishment in 2015.
This week has been monumental for Zuckerberg. Alongside Meta’s soaring stock, he also faced questioning before the Senate, alongside other prominent tech CEOs, addressing concerns about the proliferation of sexually explicit content involving minors on social media platforms.