There was a worldwide outcry on Monday as the services of Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp were disrupted. This caused a huge drop in Facebook shares and the net worth of the company’s CEO Mark Zuckerberg fell by $ 6.11 billion in a few hours. He has slipped one place to number five in the list of the world’s rich. Zuckerberg, however, apologized for the inconvenience caused to millions of users by the disruption of services.
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Because of these problems, Facebook’s shares fell by 4.9 percent. In this way, the company’s stock has fallen about 15 percent since mid-September. According to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index, Zuckerberg’s net worth fell by $ 6.11 billion to $ 122 billion due to the fall in Facebook’s shares. A few days ago, he was at number four in the list of rich with a net worth of $ 140 billion, but now he has again lagged behind Bill Gates. Gates is at number four on this list with a net worth of $124 billion.
After the service was restored, Facebook said on Twitter, ‘We are sorry for the people and businesses around the world that depend on us. We are working hard to fully restore our apps and services. We are happy to report that they are back online again. Thank you for staying with us.’
Meanwhile, Zuckerberg has apologized for the inconvenience caused to users by the disruption of the services of Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp. He said in a post, ‘The services of Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp and Messenger have been restored. I apologize for the interruption in their services today. I know how much you depend on our services to stay connected with your people.