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Microsoft Founder Bill Gates and investor Warren Buffet topped the Forbes billionaire list. Warren Buffet is the richest man on the planet and was ranked at number one while Bill Gates slipped to the third spot on the annual Forbes chart. The youngest self-made billionaire is 23 year old Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg. The Harvard Educated social networking wizard is worth $1.5 billion dollars and ranked at 785th. source
Three founders of ConnectU claim Facebook creator Mark Zuckerberg stole their idea for the site while at Harvard . They filed a fraud claim alleging they developed the networking site and asked him to help finish the code. Click here to learn more about the claim. Here's what Fast Company said about the young CEO in an article covering Facebook's founder published in May 2007.
When Mark Zuckerberg showed up in Palo Alto three years ago, he had no car, no house, and no job. Today, he's at the helm of a smokin'-hot social-networking site, Facebook, and turning down billion-dollar offers. Can this kid be for real? I'm just lucky to be alive." Mark Zuckerberg, the 22-year-old founder and CEO of social-networking site Facebook, is talking about the time he came face-to-face with the barrel of a gun. It was the spring of 2005, and he was driving from Palo Alto to Berkeley.
Just a few hours earlier, he had signed documents that secured a heady $12.7 million in venture capital to finance his fledgling business. It was a coming-of-age moment, and he was on his way to celebrate with friends in the East Bay. But things turned weird when he pulled off the road for gas. As Zuckerberg got out of the car to fill the tank, a man appeared from the shadows, waving a gun and ranting. "He didn't say what he wanted," Zuckerberg says. "I figured he was on drugs." Keeping his eyes down, Zuckerberg said nothing, got back into his car, and drove off, unscathed. source