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Facebook stock-surge earns Mark Zuckerberg $1.6billion in ONE DAY..

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Facebook stock-surge earns Mark Zuckerberg $1.6billion in ONE DAY making him richer than both Google founders Sergey Brin and Larry Page Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg is now the 16th richest person in the world after a surge in Facebook stock on Thursday earned the 30-year-old Facebook Inc. chairman a cool $1.6 billion in a single day, putting his new net worth at $33.3 billion. Zuckerberg now has more money than fellow tech billionaires Sergey Brin and Larry Page, the co-founders of Google, as well as Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos. Brin and Page are ranked at 17th and 18th richest people in the world, according to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index. Bezos comes in at number 20. '[Zuckerberg is] just getting started,' David Kirkpatrick, author of The Facebook Effect told Bloomberg.com. 'He’s going to become the richest person on the planet.' Over the past year, Facebook stock has spiked 183 percent, Bloomberg reports. Zuckerberg isn't the only person getting rich from Facebook - Dustin Moskovitz, one of the men who co-founded the social media website with Zuckerberg in their Harvard dorm room, is worth more than $6 billion. He's 30 years old. The company's chief operating officer, 44-year-old Sheryl Sandberg, owns more than 9.9 million shares worth about $740 million. She's also already collected more than $550 million in shares that she's sold.