Mark Zuckerberg’s Wealth Surges by $27 Billion as Meta Rallies

February 02, 2024

Meta Platforms Inc.-bsp-bb-link> is back, and so is Mark Zuckerberg ’s fortune. The Facebook co-founder’s net worth surged by $27.1 billion after Meta’s quarterly results far exceeded-bsp-bb-link> Wall Street’s expectations, sending its shares up about 20%. He is now worth $169.5 billion, the richest he’s ever been, and surpassed Bill Gates-bsp-person> to move into the fourth spot on the Bloomberg Billionaires Index-bsp-bb-link>. It’s a big comeback for Zuckerberg’s wealth, which fell below $35 billion in late 2022 as tech stocks collapsed in the face of inflation and interest rate hikes, only to come soaring back in 2023.