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How Much Mark Zuckerberg Could Give Every Facebook Employee And Still Be Mega-Rich

A new report has revealed how much money Mark Zuckerberg could give each of Facebook’s 52,534 employees and still be as rich as he was pre-pandemic. Zuckerberg, who is the founder and owner of Facebook, is believed to be the 5th richest person on Earth with a net worth of around $98 billion. Most of his wealth comes from his 13% stake in Facebook.

  • Mark Zuckerberg’s net worth $56 billion (March 18, 2020)
    Mark Zuckerberg’s net worth $98 billion (January 30, 2021)

The amount he could pay every employee: $799,482

Between March 2020 and January 2021, he increased his wealth by a whopping $42 billion.

Mark Zuckerberg could personally pay each of Facebook’s 52,534 employees a one-time $799,482 bonus today and still be as wealthy as he was at the beginning of the pandemic.

Mark Zuckerberg is the co-founder of the social media platform, Facebook and has also backed the digital currency Libra which is now called Diem. Zuckerberg also acquired the social media platform, Instagram and Whatsapp messenger in 2014.

The American computer wizard founded Facebook along with his college roommates and fellow Harvard students Eduardo Saverin, Andrew McCollum, Dustin Moskovitz, and Chris Hughes and has gone on to turn it into a money-spinner. Zuckerberg made his first million when he was 22 years old. Just one year later, Zuckerberg became the youngest self-made billionaire in history at the age of 23.

In August 2020, his net worth exceeded $100 billion following optimism about Facebook’s new video function Reels – a competitor to TikTok. At just 36, this made Zuckerberg the youngest person to reach centibillionaire status.

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