Mark Zuckerberg makes $4bn in first few days of 2018

Mark Zuckerberg )Photographer: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg via Getty Images)

It seems like American billionaires are having a great year.

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg has had his net worth increased by $4 billion in the first few trading days of 2018, according to Bloomberg.

Time reports that major market indices are up 2%, continuing major stock gains from last year.

With Facebook shares rising 5% since the new year began, 33-year-old Zuckerberg has earned $4.51 billion from his portion.

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The gain has brought his total net worth to $77.3 billion, overtaking Spain’s Amancio Ortega to take the 4th position.

The top 5 richest people in the world are:

  1. Jeff Bezos – $106 billion.
  2. Bill Gates – $92.7 billion.
  3. Warren Buffett – $88.7 billion.
  4. Mark Zuckerberg – $77.3 billion.
  5. Amancio Ortega – $74.9 billion.
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Photo Credit: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg via Getty Images

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