Investors liked what Zuckerberg told Congress. During his testimony, Facebook stock rose and Zuckerberg made 3 billion.
“Despite going to Washington to be held accountable for his self-admitted "mistake," shares of Facebook ended up higher Tuesday than at any point over the last two years. The result? Zuckerberg's net worth — which had taken a hit along with Facebook's stock in light of recent events — recovered by more than $3 billion over the afternoon, growing from roughly $63 billion to $67 billion, according to Bloomberg's billionaires index.” The New York Times
There is a lot to say about what happened in the Senate when “The Zuck” testified. There is a lot to parse through, a lot of commentary and analysis. However, none of that matters right now…
Because there are 3 billion reasons for Zuckerberg to smile, and 3 billion reasons why Zuckerberg won this round, at least for the short term.