Moscow. On 3 February. Founder of the social network Facebook, mark Zuckerberg took the fourth place in the ranking of the wealthiest people in the world after the company published strong financial results for the fourth quarter and its shares rose in price, reports Bloomberg.
The state of Zuckerberg is estimated at $50 billion By this measure, he walked around the head of Amazon Jeff Bezos ($49,1 billion), which has lost $10.6 billion, and Chapter Movil SAB, Carlos slim ($49 billion), the losses of which are estimated at $3.3 billion
The three richest people in the world include Microsoft founder bill gates, the head of the Spanish retailer Inditex Amancio Ortega and investor Warren Buffett.
It is noted that Zuckerberg is the only billionaire in the top of the list whose status has increased since the beginning of the year. The shares of Facebook in 2016 rose by 9.5%.
Previously, Facebook received its first quarterly net profit in more than $1 billion Net profit in the fourth quarter of 2015 increased to $1.56 billion, or $0,54 per share, compared to $701 million, or $0.25 per share, for the same period of the previous year.
The company’s profit excluding one-off factors amounted to $0.79 per share, exceeding the average forecast of analysts of wall street at $0.68 per share.
The company’s revenue jumped 52% to a record $5,84 billion, from $3.85 billion a year earlier. The average forecast of experts for this indicator was $levels lower than the 5.37 billion About 80% of the revenue Facebook received from mobile devices.
Facebook spending last quarter rose less significantly than revenue, at 21%.
The number of active users of the social network (active account at least once a month) at the end of the fourth quarter was $ 1.59 bln, which is 2.6% more than in the previous quarter.