Mark Zuckerberg Becomes 321st Richest American

By Nick O'Neill Comment

Today Mark Zuckerberg reached a new milestone: he became the 321st richest American, being included in the Forbes 400 list. The list placed Zuckerberg’s valuation at a solid 1.5 billion dollars. Not a bad list to be on at 24 years old. Mark Zuckerberg has actually received the honor of being the youngest person on the Forbes 400 list. I’m sure Mark will be adding this honor to his job resume!

To reach the Forbes 400 list you must have a net worth above 1.3 billion dollars. Bill Gates was able to remain the richest American with a 57 billion dollar valuation. While he recently dropped from the top spot as the richest person worldwide, Gates continues to have a solid lead on his domestic competitors. How did Forbes determine Mark Zuckerberg’s net worth?

Unfortunately we aren’t completely sure but we are assuming that it was partially based on his ownership in Facebook. We also don’t know what valuation Forbes has put Facebook at. No matter how they came to the conclusion that Mark Zuckerberg is now worth $1.5 billion, it’s an amazing accomplishment for anybody his age.

We have yet to reach out to Mark Zuckerberg for comment but our guess is that he would respond with the following statement: “I’m going to Disney World!” We’ll see you in Disney World Mark, just let us know when we should meet you down there!