Top40 News for 07/26/2018

#11 Scientists identify remains of 9/11 victim as securities analyst

A 26-year-old securities analyst who died on 9/11 was on Wednesday positively identified for the first time using a fragment of his bone.

Experts had tried to identify Scott Michael Johnson from a piece of his bone six times since the attacks nearly 17 years ago, but only now were they able to extract enough DNA to produce a positive match.

Johnson, who worked for the investment bank Keefe, Bruyette and Woods, is the 1,642nd person to be identified - although the New York City medical examiner's office are still trying match up 1,100 victims with their remains.

Scott Michael Johnson, (left) who worked on the 89th floor of the South Tower, (right, before being hit by the second plane) is the first victim to be identified since August 2017

'In 2001, we made a commitment to the families of victims that we would do whatever it takes, for as long as it takes, to identify their loved ones,' said Chief Medical Examiner Dr Barbara Sampson. 

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#12 Mark Zuckerberg loses $18.8 BILLION in two hours as Facebook shares plummet

Mark Zuckerberg lost nearly $20billion in just two hours on Wednesday.

The Facebook CEO saw his net worth tumble by $18.8billion, a record drop, in after-hours trading, taking him down four spots in Forbes' World Billionaires List.

Zuckerberg woke up as the fourth richest person in the world with an $82.4billion net worth on Wednesday but was in the eighth spot by the end of the day. 

The massive hit came as Facebook's shares plunged by $150billion after the tech giant failed to meet Wall Street's estimates for user growth and quarterly revenue. 

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