FACEPLANT: Zuckerburg Loses $9 Billion Since Facebook's IPO

Posted by Wealth Wire - Monday, August 6th, 2012

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg has taken a nine billion dollar faceplant since his company went public in May.

Facebook has lost about half its value since the inital offering -- hitting hitting an all-time low last week -- and the 28-year-old head honcho has been the biggest loser. 

We've been skeptical since the beginning, when Jim Rogers warned us that “That kind of stock I don't buy. They are usually very, very expensive. A lot of people like to buy expensive stocks like that, but I do not,” he said.

Good thing for Rogers, bad thing for Zuckerberg... 

 From LA Times:

On Thursday alone, his fortune fell by $423 million when the stock price reached a new low of $20.04.

At market close Thursday, Zuckerberg was worth $10.2 billion, according to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index.

That knocked him out of the top 10 for richest technology billionaires, according to Bloomberg, putting him $400 million behind James Goodnight, the co-founder of software maker SAS Institute Inc.

Facebook’s stock picked up Friday morning. At the time of this writing, shares had increased 4.8% to about $21. 

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