Facebook’s share price has been walloped by yesterday’s outage, stripping billions out of the company Chief Executive Officer Mark Zuckerberg’s personal fortune.
Business publication Forbes reported that Zuckerberg has lost $8.5 billion off the back of the global outage of Facebook, Instagram and Whatsapp.
This still leaves Zuckerberg with a cool fortune of around US$117 billion.
The company’s share price slipped 4.8 per cent off the back of the outage.
The Social media platforms Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp have partially returned after a global outage which lasted about seven hours.
According to international media reports, the last time Facebook had a disruption of this magnitude was in 2008 when it had 80 million users. It currently has 3 billion users.