Mark Zuckerberg , founder of the social media giant Facebook, has become richer than founders of Search Engine giant Google Larry Page and Sergey Brin.

Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg now richer than Google founders

His total worth now is estimated at $18 billion — which at the start of 2011 was at $13.5 billion. 😉

Zuckerberg overtakes Page and Brin in the rich-list after GSV Capital Corp bought 225,000 shares in Facebook at an average price of $29.28 each, earlier this week.

According to The Times:

With the new valuation, Zuckerberg has one-upped Google co-founders Sergey Brin and Larry Page, whose fortunes are estimated to have dropped.

This makes Zuckerberg the third richest man in Tech-industry, only behind Microsoft’s Bill Gates(current worth $56 billion) and Oracle’s Larry Ellison(current worth $39.5 billion).

[via Times of India]