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  • Science & Tech

    Facebook founder earns US$6.8 billion in one day

    Mark Zuckerberg, the 37-year-old tech billionaire behind Facebook, the world’s largest social network, has seen his wealth surge by about US$6.75 billion in a day, placing him at a wealth valuation of $137 billion, according to data collated from Bloomberg Billionaire Index. The American entrepreneur’s wealth holdings is currently over 5 times more valuable than the eighth most valuable crypto,…

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  • Africa & World

    Facebook blocks Trump for at least 2 weeks over inflammatory posts

    FACEBOOK Inc said it would block U.S. President Donald Trump’s accounts “indefinitely” and for at least the next two weeks until the presidential transition is completed. The decision by Chief Executive Officer Mark Zuckerberg comes after Facebook announced on Wednesday it would lock Trump’s account for 24 hours as tech giants scrambled to crack down on his baseless claims about…

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    SA-born Elon Musk now world’s third-richest person

    Pretoria-born Elon Musk is now worth a whopping R1.8-trillion (about US$118 billion), making him the third richest man on Earth. The Bloomberg Billionaires Index now places Musk third on the world’s rich list behind Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos ($184bn) and Microsoft founder Bill Gates ($129bn). But at 49, Musk is seven years younger than Bezos and 16 years…

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