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WASHINGTON - Warren Buffett’s wealth dropped $3.74 billion (R44 billion) since Monday as US stocks tumbled for a third straight day.

Losses for the Berkshire Hathaway Inc. chairman topped those of Facebook Inc.’s Mark Zuckerberg, who is down $3.71 billion. 

The fortunes of Alphabet Inc.’s Larry Page and Sergey Brin each dwindled about $3 billion, while Spain’s Amancio Ortega took a $2.5 billion hit on the Bloomberg Billionaires Index.