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Mark Zuckerberg Earned Over £4 Billion In The First Two Weeks Of This Year

Claire Reid

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Mark Zuckerberg Earned Over £4 Billion In The First Two Weeks Of This Year

It's time for some Monday Motivation and by that, I mean, motivation to make you cry at your desk because you're stuck at work and Mark Zuckerberg earned £4.1 billion in the first two weeks of 2017.

The obscene amount of cash makes the Facebook founder the biggest earner of 2017 so far.

Company share prices in the social media site are about to hit an all-time high and Mark owns 410 million of them; making him worth an eye-watering estimated £44.2 billion.


The rise in share prices hasn't been attributed to anything in particular but many think it could be in relation to Facebook's very public declaration of war on fake news.

Mark, who was just 19 when he founded Facebook, has now become one of the richest men in the world. He was ranked fourth on The Forbes 400 last year.

Forbes, which tracks the wealth of billionaires, now puts Mark at 5th place on the world's rich list. Bill Gates takes the top spot and is worth an estimated £69.9 billion, followed by Amancio Ortega, Warren Buffet and Jeff Bezos.


Things Mark could buy with his January earnings

Pink Pearl Island in Nicaragua is a snip at £412,731 and comes with a free speedboat, because if there's one thing rich people need it's free shit.


An actual trip into space. According to NASA, Space Shuttle Challenger cost around £1.4 billion and the cost of launching it was a further £373 million.

A solid gold Monopoly set, which sold for £1.6 million in 2010 and would definitely hurt when you inevitably lash it at your brother's head for nicking from the bank.

A Koenigsegg CCXR Trevita, which according to reports Mayweather is adding to his collection pretty soon; it will be setting him back £3.9 million. Fuck it, Mark could get a mini-fleet of these and set up the best mini-cab firm going.

Featured Image Credit: PA

Topics: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg

Claire Reid
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