8 Of The Richest People In Tech

Forbes’ ‘100 Richest People In Tech’ includes a hefty listing of American billionaires including Bill Gates, Larry Ellison, Jeff Bezos and Mark Zuckerberg. Also to make the list are a few Asian tech giants, 8 billionaires from Europe, 2 from the Middle East and one from Latin America. In total, the world’s 100 richest tech magnates are worth $842.9 billion and are all self-made.

1.Bill Gates

Net worth: $79.6 billion. It was 40 years ago that Bill Gates founded Microsoft with business partner Paul Allen. The company grew at a fledgling rate and  84% of US households now own a computer.

2.Larry Ellison

Net worth: $50 billion Larry Ellison is the founder of Oracle database software. The company's cloud computing software is now a leading competitor to Amazon's Web Services unit.

3.Jeff Bezos

Net worth: $55 billion Jeff Bezos is the founder of Amazon, which in July announced higher than expected profits of $92 million. That news boosted Amazon stocks and increased his net worth by $16.5 billion.

4.Mark Zuckerberg

Net worth: $44.6 billion Facebook co-founder Mark Zuckerberg founded his company in 2004 and dropped out of Harvard University to expand the company in Silicon Valley. In August 2015, Facebook clocked in a record 1 billion users for the first time ever.

5.Larry Page

Net worth: $36.9 billion In August, Google founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin both announced plans to restructure Google into parent company Alphabet. The spinoff will include Google Ventures, Google X and Calico amongst others.

6.Sergey Brin

Net worth: $36.1 billion In August, Google founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin both announced plans to restructure Google into parent company Alphabet. The spinoff will include Google Ventures, Google X and Calico amongst others.

7.Jack Ma

Net worth: $24 billion Jack Ma is the founder of eCommerce giant Alibaba. The company's 21.8 billion IPO in New York in 2014 set a record as the world's biggest public stock offering.

8.Steve Ballmer

Net worth: $24.7 billion Although Steve Ballmer left his position as CEO of Microsoft, he has no plans to let go of his stakes anytime soon. As he told Forbes in 2014, "I'd like to own Microsoft shares until I either give something to charity or I die."

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