Considered a decade ago the second richest person in the world, Mark Zuckerberg has lost more than half of his fortune over the past year and is about to drop out of the top 20.
According to the agency’s Billionaires Index Bloombergthe founder and current CEO of Meta, parent company of Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp went from having in its coffers a net worth of $125 billion to $57 billion this Tuesday.
Zuckerberg he is ranked 20th among the wealthiest people in the worldalthough in 2012 he was considered the second richest person after the debut of Facebook on the Nasdaq stock market in New York.]
The Bloomberg index indicates that the American is the millionaire who has lost the most fortune in the last year, who is already surpassed by the Mexican Charles SlimHonorary and Life President of the Board of Directors of América Móvil, whose wealth is located in position 13, with 69 billion dollars.
Currently, the list is headed by Elon Muskdirector of the automaker Tesla, whose estate is valued at 256 billion dollars; while in second place is Jeff Bezos, creator of the online sales company Amazon, with 150 billion; and third, Gautam Adani, founder of a multinational conglomerate involved in port development and operations in India, with 147 billion.
Zuckerberg He has seen his fortune fall from the hand of the price of the shares that his company has had in the last year, considered the seventh most valuable company in the world.
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Goal closed this Tuesday with a capitalization of 454 billion dollars, its lowest record in the last two and a half years, specifically since March 23, 2020, when the company still bore the name of Facebook and the pandemic was just decreed.
A year ago, the company Zuckerberg runs was valued at more than a trillion dollars, according to information from Bloomberg.
However, as of September 13, 2021, Meta accumulates a loss of 60% or 618 billion dollars.
This figure is equivalent to half of all that the Mexican economy produces in goods and services over the course of a year, whose value the International Monetary Fund estimated at 1.2 trillion dollars in 2021.
The 618 billion dollars that have disappeared from Meta They would be enough to build almost 31 refineries in Dos Bocas, Tabasco, whose cost at the moment is estimated at 20 billion dollars. It is also equivalent to 415 Texas refineries such as Deer Park, acquired by the Mexican government at the beginning of the year for 1,489 million dollars.
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Facebook. Goal. Mark Zuckerberg loses more than half of his fortune in a year