Facebook’s CEO Mark Zuckerberg was not even in the top 400 last year but this year he has more wealth then that of Apple’s CEO Steve Jobs.
Forbes list of the 400 richest people in America says so.
Bill Gates continues to stay on the top with an estimated $54 Billion of wealth. Second on the list was Berkshire Hathaway CEO and Gates pal Warren Buffett with $45 billion. Rounding out the top three was Oracle CEO Larry Ellison with $27 billion.
Tied at No. 11 on the list were Google co-founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin with net worths of $15 billion. They were followed by Dell CEO Michael Dell (No. 15; $14 billion), Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer (No. 16; $13.1 billion), Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen (No. 17; $ 12.7 billion), and Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos (No. 18; $12.6 billion).
The intrigue comes much lower on the list, where Zuckerberg, who didn’t even qualify as a billionaire last year, ranked higher than Jobs, who founded Apple some eight years before Zuckerberg was even born. Ranked at No. 35, Zuckerberg ($6.9 billion) got a boost last year from a $200 million infusion of cash in his social-networking titan. Despite Apple recently passing Microsoft in valuation, the majority of Jobs’ (No. 42; $6.1 billion) net worth comes from his shares in Disney, which bought his Pixar animation studio in 2006 for $7.4 billion.
Others on the top 100 were eBay founder Pierre Omidyar (No. 47; $5.5 billion), Google CEO Eric Schmidt (No. 48; $5.4 billion), EchoStar CEO Charles Ergen (No. 51; $5.2 billion), and Intel co-founder Gordon Moore (No. 88; $3.5 billion).