After the Facebook outage, this lasted about seven hours and affected Instagram and WhatsApp, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s personal fortune dropped by over $6 billion in just a few hours, knocking him down a rung on the list of the world’s wealthiest individuals.
A whistleblower came forward hours before the disruption and exposed her identify, which most likely contributed to the outage. Zuckerberg’s personal worth was decreased by almost $6 billion in just a few hours.
This has landed Zuckerberg in fifth place among billionaires, according to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index. He is now in sixth place, with $120.9 billion, behind Bill Gates. Facebook’s stock has lost roughly 5% of its value since mid-September, bringing the total loss to 15%.