Apple CEO Steve Jobs has done well for himself. So well, in fact, that his total estimated net worth has risen by nearly 1 billion in the past twelve months, enough of a jump to give Jobs the highest ranking he has ever secured on the Forbes list of the wealthiest 400 Americans.
Placing number 42 on the list for 2010, Steve Jobs now has an estimated net worth in excess of $6 billion. In case you’re wondering, the bulk of Jobs’ income doesn’t come from his salary as Apple CEO. For that prestigious position, Jobs accepts only a $1 annual salary.
The riches come from his huge stake in Apple stock, which recently touched a record high. According to Forbes, however, the largest portion of Jobs’ wealth likely comes from being the primary stockholder of Walt Disney Co.
Although Jobs has much reason to celebrate, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg has even more reason. Even though the hugely popular social network is yet to go public as a company, Zuckerberg surpassed Steve Jobs on the Forbes list, placing number 35 with an estimated total net worth of $6.9 billion.