Facebook’s stock has fallen so much that the social network's founder,, is no longer listed among Bloomberg’s top 40 billionaires of the world. But that’s not all. The once cash king was recently spotted saving money once again while he was on his honeymoon.
The fortune of the multi-billionaire founder of the world’s largest social networking website has been undoubtedly shrinking since Facebook’s much-hyped IPO went flat only two weeks back. Zuckerberg’s net worth fell from $16.2 billion on Friday to $14 billion on Tuesday, marking a drop of 9.6 percent in shares.
But the declining stock is doing more than just eroding the name of the network; it’s reportedly spoiling Zuckerberg’s honeymoon as well. After throwing a low-key wedding party to as little as 100 guests and serving them sushi and chocolate mice, the multi billionaire was seen eating McDonalds sitting on the Mignanelli Steps while honeymooning in Rome. Some Polish tourists snapped photo’s of Zuckerberg and his bride, Priscilla Chan.
On the island of Capri, another tourist caught a confused Zuckerberg trying to withdraw cash from an Italian ATM. He tried asking for help, but eventually turned off empty handed, the tourist reported.
The 28-year-old internet entrepreneur also surprised the owner of Nonna Betta, a restaurant known for exotic Roman Jewish food, when he ordered water and tea instead of wine or beer and failed to leave a tip on the table, despite of telling the owner that the food was great. The couple skipped the tip the night before as well as they dinned at Pierluigi, a report by Forbes confirms.
The couple was seen wearing casual attire and keeping their presence low-profile throughout their honeymoon. A former Facebook employee, Ezra Callahan, says that while it’s possible, the low-profile doesn’t necessarily mean that the couple is having financial problems.
"I can tell you that when I worked with Mark Zuckerberg, money was certainly not his primary motivator. He lived an absurdly Spartan lifestyle,” Callahan told Quora, according to a report by CNBC. “Well after the point that Facebook's valuation passed $1B, Mark still lived in a small, crappy apartment and slept on a mattress on the floor. All he really cared about was work and he spent most of his waking hours at the office, so it didn't seem to matter much to him to furnish his apartment or spend money on much of anything (food, clothes...anything really)."