Once again, Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates sits atop Forbes’ list of the wealthiest Americans. And with a net worth of around $66 billion, his status is not exactly a shocker.
While it’s no surprise the tech giant took the No. 1 slot, the fortunes of a number of other wealthy techies, especially those who own social media companies, took a turn for the worse. Mark Zuckerberg, founder of the ever-popular Facebook, took a hit to the tune of $8.1 billion to his net worth since last year, dropping him from the No. 14 spot to No. 36.
But don’t cry too hard for the creator of the world’s largest social network — his net worth still sits at a whopping $9.4 billion. Other social media creators, such as the founder of Zynga, dropped off the list entirely.