Mark Zuckerberg Now Richer Than Larry Page & Sergey Brin on Forbes 400


Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg rocketed past Google CEO Larry Page and co-founder Sergey Brin on the 2011 installment of the Forbes 400, the 30th installment of Forbes’ annual list of the richest Americans. Here's a quick rundown of the richest men in search and social and their net worth as of August 26.

14. Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook CEO/President, $17.5 billion. Last year, Zuckerberg was 35th on this list with a net worth of $6.9 billion. Others with Facebook ties on the list include Dustin Moskovitz (91st, $3.5 billion); Sean Parker (200th, $2.1 billion); and Eduardo Saverin (212th, $2 billion).

15.(tie) Larry Page, Google CEO, $16.7 billion. Last year, Page was 11th on the list, with a net worth of $15 billion.

15.(tie) Sergey Brin, Google co-founder, $16.7 billion. Last year, Brin was 11th on the list, with a net worth of $15 billion.

19. Steve Ballmer, Microsoft CEO, $13.9 billion. Last year, Ballmer was 16th on the list, with a net worth of $13.1 billion.

50. Eric Schmidt, Executive Chairman of Google, $6.2 billion. Last year, Schmidt was 48th on the list with $5.45 billion in net worth.

273. Kavitark Ram Shriram, Google shareholder, board member, venture capitalist, $1.6 billion.

375.(tie) David Filo, Yahoo co-founder, $1.1 billion. Last year, Filo was 356th on the list with a net worth of $1.15 billion.

375.(tie) Jerry Yang, Yahoo co-founder, $1.1 billion. Last year, Yang was 356th on the list with a net worth of $1.15 billion.

Other familiar names of note on the Forbes 400 list include Apple’s Steve Jobs (39th, $7 billion) and Reid Hoffman, LinkedIn co-founder (293rd, $1.5 billion). Microsoft founder Bill Gates topped the list for the 18th straight year with a net worth of $59 billion.

Vanity Fair’s New Establishment 2011

Zuckerberg also beat out Brin and Page on another list of tech power players, Vanity Fair’s New Establishment top 50 list, which appeared in the magazine’s October issue. This was the second year Zuckerberg topped this list, though Page and Brin jumped up one spot from 2010. Eric Schmidt was added to Vanity Fair’s top leader’s “Hall of Fame.”

Also appearing on the list: Jack Dorsey, Twitter (5th); Dick Costolo, Twitter (11th); Hoffman (18th); Robin Li, Baidu (25th); Sheryl Sandberg, Facebook (26th); and Dennis Crowley, Foursquare (45th).

About the author

Danny Goodwin formerly was Associate Editor of Search Engine Watch, where he also covered the latest search marketing and industry news. He joined Incisive Media in October 2007, in charge of copy editing columns that appeared on both Search Engine Watch and ClickZ. Prior to a life in the search industry, he worked in the journalism field, working in numerous newsroom positions, before later working as a freelance copy editor.