After Facebook Inc.’s flagship products went offline yesterday, Mark Zuckerberg’s personal wealth has fallen by more than $7 billion in a few hours. This made him slide down on the list of the world’s richest people. A selloff sent the social-media giant’s stock plummeting 4.9% on Monday, adding to a drop of about 15% since mid-September.
The stock slide on Monday sent Zuckerberg’s worth down to $121.6 billion, dropping him below Bill Gates to No. 5 on the Bloomberg Billionaires Index. He’s down from almost $140 billion in a matter of weeks, according to the index.
The tech giant CEO Zuckerberg apologised for the disruption and stated that services are returning online on Tuesday. “Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp and Messenger are coming back online now,” Zuckerberg said in a Facebook post. “Sorry for the disruption today — I know how much you rely on our services to stay connected with the people you care about,” he said.
On the other hand, as Whatsapp, Instagram and Facebook suffer outages, Twitter and Google took a swipe at the Facebook-owned services with witty memes. “Hello literally everyone,” the microblogging website owned by Jack Dorsey tweeted on its official handle.
Meanwhile, Telegram posted on Twitter stating that its users in some regions may experience trouble loading chats and notifications, amid large-scale outages on Facebook Inc.