Six of the founders and investors behind the Internet startup made the annual list of world’s top billionaires by Forbes and published on today. and four of them are new to the roster.Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg (Facebook co-founder) at No. 52 with an estimated worth of $13.5 billion, up from 212 and $4 billion in 2010.
The youngest billionaire on the Forbes list at 26 is facebook’s Co-founders Dustin Moskovitz, Eduardo Saverin, and investors Sean Parker and Russian Yuri Milner are new to the ranks. Rounding out Forbes’ “Facebook Six” is investor Peter Thiel, who has moved down to 833 from 828, despite increasing his wealth to $1.5 billion from $1.2 billion.
Facebook rocketed from 2004 on online directory for college students to the world’s No. 1 social network, quickly surpassing its predecessor Friendster and dominating its rival News Corp’s MySpace in popularity.This time Facebook has 600 million active online users and is a threat to more established big Web businesses such as Google and Yahoo for users’ time and advertising dollars.
The private Silicon Valley company recently rounded up $1.5 billion in financing led by Goldman Sachs and Milner’s Russian investment firm Digital Sky Technologies, suggesting it could be worth $50 billion and setting off a feeding frenzy among investors.Other names in tech, media and Internet circles make an appearance on the Forbes list. Google founders Sergey Brin and Larry Page both come in at No. 24 on the Forbes list, unchanged from a year earlier though their fortunes have increased to $19.8 billion each from $17.5 billion each.
China’s, Robin Li has a the popular search engine Baidu, is listed with an estimated wealth of $9.4 billion. Jack Ma, the founder of Alibaba.com has Smilar to eBay for businesses both’s transactions are worth $1.6 billion.