Facebook Founder Mark Zuckerberg Loses $5.9 Billion After The Crash Of WhatsApp, Facebook And Instagram

The fortune of the CEO of Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, was reduced this Monday by about 5.9 billion dollars after a bad session on Wall Street in which the social network.

However, despite the news of the day related to the blackout of WhatsApp, Facebook and Instagram , Facebook shares experienced their collapse during the hours prior to the disconnection of the internet from social networks.

At the opening of the day yesterday on Wall Street, the price of Facebook shares was $ 335.50 per share and they devalued during the first hours of the session to $ 325.55 at the time of the blackout, which was produced at 11:40 New York time.

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However, during the time that elapsed between the Facebook blackout and the closing of the New York Stock Exchange ( with the blackout still to be resolved), Facebook shares remained stable and experienced a timid rise between $ 325.55 at the time of the blackout and $ 326.23 at the close of the NASDAQ.

With present marked by media, commercial and political problems , Facebook has lost 7.74% on Wall Street in the last five days, and more than 13% in the last month.

According to figures from Forbes, this decline means that Zuckerberg's fortune has been at 117,000 million dollars, which relegates him to the sixth place of the richest people in the world. Bloomberg, for his part, estimates that the creator of Facebook now accumulates $ 121 billion, making him the fifth richest on the planet, behind Bill Gates.

The actions of the social network were hampered this Monday in the New York park by the interruption of the service of Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp worldwide, an incident that has lasted for several hours and for which the cause is unknown so far.

In addition, the company has been seriously affected by information that the Wall Street Journal began to bring to light three weeks ago , which reveals that Facebook executives know that the company's platforms (Instagram, WhatsApp and Messenger, in addition to the own social network) are, in many cases, harmful to users.

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The situation has been aggravated after the informant responsible for leaking the documents to the press, the former Facebook employee Frances Haugen, 37, gave an interview this Sunday to the popular US television program "60 Minutes".

Haugen, who resigned last April from his position on the team in charge of protecting electoral processes on the social network, explained in that interview that during his time at Facebook he was surprised by the lack of will on the part of the company to solve problems that They were causing harm to users, and of which the firm was aware, since the criterion of business benefit always prevailed.

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