Mark Zuckerberg Is Now Richer Than the Koch Brothers: Billionaire Index | NECN

Mark Zuckerberg Is Now Richer Than the Koch Brothers: Billionaire Index

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    Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has passed billionaire brothers Charles and David Koch to become the sixth richest person on the planet, according to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index.

    No, the social media mogul didn't win the Powerball. The boost comes from Facebook reporting record revenue on Wednesday, pegged largely to growth in mobile phone use, according to NBC News.

    That beefed up Zuckerberg's net worth by $5.5 billion, leaving him with a grand total of $47 billion — placing him ahead of the Koch brothers, who are currently worth $45.3 billion, according to Bloomberg.

    But Zuckerberg still has some ground to make up to break into the five, where Bill Gates and Warren Buffett reside.