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Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is $1.6B richer

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg delivers the opening keynote at the Facebook f8 conference in San Francisco.
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Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg delivers the opening keynote at the Facebook f8 conference in San Francisco.

You know what's cool? Being richer than Larry Page.

Facebook's record close on Thursday added $1.6 billion to CEO Mark Zuckerberg's bottom line.

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His net worth ballooned to $33.3 billion, leapfrogging Google founders Sergey Brin and Page and Amazon.com CEO Jeff Bezos on the Bloomberg Billionaires Index.

Fueled by mobile advertising sales, Facebook topped analyst estimates for second-quarter revenue on Wednesday, sending its shares soaring. Facebook closed up 5% to $74.98 in regular trading on Thursday. The stock has gained 183% in the past 12 months.

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Zuckerberg is now ranked No. 16 in the billionaires index while the Google founders are ranked 17th and 18th. Bezos is No. 20. Microsoft chairman Bill Gates remains the world's richest person with an $84.7 billion fortune.

— By Jessica Guynn, USA Today

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