On Monday, the services of popular social media platforms Facebook, Instagram, and WhatsApp were disrupted, causing a worldwide outcry. Due to this, the shares of Facebook fell sharply and the net worth of the company’s CEO Mark Zuckerberg fell by $ 6.11 billion or Rs 45,555 crore in one day. He has slipped one place to number five in the list of the world’s rich.
Facebook shares fell 4.9 percent on Monday. 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 has fallen by $ 6.11 billion to $ 122 billion due to the fall in Facebook’s shares. A few days ago, he had reached number four in the list of the rich with a net worth of $ 140 billion. But now he is again behind Bill Gates. Gates is at number four on this list with a net worth of $124 billion.
Services closed for several hours
The service of Facebook and its affiliates Instagram and WhatsApp was closed for several hours on Monday. All the three social networking sites came to a standstill at around 9.15 pm on Monday night. Facebook, WhatsApp, and Instagram started working again at 4 are on Tuesday but their speed is very slow. 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, Mark Zuckerberg has apologized for the inconvenience caused to millions of users due to the disruption of the services of Facebook, Instagram, and WhatsApp. He said in a Facebook 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.