Top 40 richest list from Bloomberg drops Facebook CEO Zuckerberg as his company's valuation ebbs. But making the Top 40 richest list is probably not Zuckerberg's big concern right now.
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Mark Zuckerberg got to be a super billionaire for all of 12 days.
On May 18, when his company went public, the Facebook CEO was instantly No. 29 on Bloomberg's Top 40 richest list. By May 30, as Facebook's value continued to plummet, he'd fallen off the list altogether.
To most people, the loss of $5 billion in less than two weeks might matter a lot. Understandably.
But if you were 28 years old, and in those two weeks you had launched one of the most closely watched initial public offerings in years, gotten married, sold off $1.1 billion in stock mostly just to pay taxes, and seen your life's work stumble embarrassingly on Wall Street, it's probably fair to say you'd have more important things on your mind.