Facebook’s Zuckerberg surpasses Koch brothers, now world’s 6th wealthiest person


(JTA) — Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, the richest Jewish person in the world, has become the sixth-wealthiest overall.

Zuckerberg, 31, has a net worth of $47.5 billion, according to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index, slightly ahead of the Koch brothers’ fortune valued at $45.9 billion, Bloomberg Business reported last week.

He moved past the Kochs when his fortune rose $6 billion in trading Thursday, when Facebook reported record earnings. In October, Zuckerberg was listed No. 8 on the Bloomberg index.

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Bill Gates, Amancio Ortega, Warren Buffett, Jeff Bezos or Carlos Slim are the top 5 on the index.

Among Jews, Zuckerberg is ahead of Oracle’s Larry Ellison, who is No. 10 overall.

In December, Zuckerberg and his wife, Priscilla Chan, announced plans to donate 99 percent of their Facebook shares to charity over their lifetimes.

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