Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ: FB) founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg turned 34 on Monday making it through the heavy year he's had with the surrounding concerns about his company's privacy outbreaks and fake news.
Though it has been a rough one, I wouldn't feel too bad yet. While attending Harvard University in 2004, Zuckerberg started his company so students would know who they are sitting next to in class, then in 2012 he made Facebook public. This gave him an early opulence in his life so much so that net worth stacks to be about $72.7 billion (according to Forbes), this means that on average in his lifetime he has earned about $5.97 million per day! Making him only slightly behind the world's richest man, Jeff Bezos, founder of Amazon, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN), whose fortune is roughly $132 billion (according to CNBC), and amounts to about $6.8 million each day of his life.
Bill Gates co -founder of Microsoft, is another tech industrialist who started fairly young in his career, and made his first billion in 1987 marking him to be the youngest billionaire at the time. As he got older, he focused more on philanthropy and now at age 62, his average earnings for each day in his life come to about $4 million per day.
Zuckerberg has sold about $3.38 billion of Facebook stock over the past six months, as said by Factset, to put mostly towards the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative that helps provide investments towards causes such as affordable housing, education, health care, immigration reform and criminal justice reform.
In september Zuckerberg stated he would sell as many as 75 million Facebook shares (worth about $12.8 billion when said) for CZI over the following 18 months.