Comment by Jim Campbell
This could not happen to a more smarmy individual.
It’s nice to see this evil little gnome lose what for him is chump change.
The second day in a row Facebook stock tanks, this time the largest loss in the company’s history. (Source)
This is not the first time Face Book stock has crashed and burned.
Back in March: (Source)
Allegations of possible insider trading mentioned.
His fortune tumbled by $16.8 billion in late trading Wednesday, as shares of the social media giant slid 20 percent at 5:37 p.m. in New York on disappointing results.
If that holds through Thursday’s close, he will slide to sixth place from third on the Bloomberg Billionaires Index.
It would also wipe his $13.7 billion of gains for the year, leaving him with just less than $70 billion.
Second-quarter revenue and average daily visitors fell short of analysts’ estimates, according to a statement from the Menlo Park, California-based company.
Revenue increased 42 percent to $13.2 billion, missing the $13.3 billion Wall Street consensus.
The company is grappling with new data laws in Europe, criticism over its content policies and privacy issues.