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World’s Top 20 Richest Tech Billionaires, 2015

Unsurprisingly, With an estimated net worth of $79.6 billion, Microsoft’s Bill Gates, has been listed as the richest person in technology by Forbes list of the richest global tech billionaires.
He was followed by Larry Ellison, founder of database software firm Oracle, with an estimate net worth of $50 billion, came in second richest man in tech, on the Forbes list of the world’s 100 richest people in technology.

While the 3rd position was taken away this time by the leading e-commerce giant Amazon’s founder Jeff Bezos with a net worth of $47.8 billion, more than 90 per cent of which lies in his 18 per cent stake in Amazon.

The 4th position was occupied by Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, who has a net worth of $41.2 billion. He is followed by Google founders Larry Page ($33.4 billion) and Sergey Brin ($32.8 billion). Alibaba founder Jack Ma ($23.2 billion) was number seven.

Also on the top 10 are ex-Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer at No. 8 ($22.7 billion); Laurene Powell Jobs, Steve Jobs’ widow, at No. 9 ($21.4 billion); and still holding on at No. 10, PC mogul Michael Dell.

Altogether the world’s 100 richest tech billionaires are worth $842.9 billion), with the top 10 accounting for just over 40% of the amount ($343.5 billion).

For all of Asia’s economic muscle, it clearly can’t match the U.S, American billionaires have dominated the 100 Richest People In technology list. Just over half, or 51 people, are from the U.S. from Asia made a strong showing as well, with 33 people hailing from that region. Only 8 of the 100 are from Europe when it comes to creating technology fortunes.

The youngest member of the list is Snapchat co-founder and Chief Executive Evan Spiegel, who is 25 and worth an estimated $2.1 billion.

World’s Top 20 Richest Tech Billionaires, 2015:

NameCompanyEst. net worth
1Bill GatesMicrosoft $79.6 billion
2Larry EllisonOracle $50 billion
3Jeff BezosAmazon $47.8 billion
4Mark ZuckerbergFacebook $41.2 billion
5Larry PageGoogle $33.4 billion
6Sergey BrinGoogle $32.8 billion
7Jack MaAlibaba $23.2 billion
8Steve BallmerMicrosoft $22.7 billion
9Laurene Powell JobsApple $21.4 billion
10Michael DellDell $19.4 billion
11Ma HuatengTencent $17.9 billion
12Paul AllenMicrosoft $17.5 billion
13Azim PremjiWipro $17.4 billion
14Shiv NadarHCL Technologies $14.4 billion
15Elon MuskTesla Motors $13.9 billion
16Lei JunXiaomi $13.4 billion
17Masayoshi SonSoftbank $13.2 billion
18Robin LiBaidu $12.5 billion
19Lee Kun-HeeSamsung $10 billion
20Eric SchmidtGoogle $9.9 billion

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Dr. Amarendra Bhushan Dhiraj
Dr. Amarendra Bhushan Dhiraj is the CEO and editorial director at CEOWORLD magazine, the leading global business magazine written strictly for CEOs, CFOs, top managers, company directors, investors, senior executives, business leaders, and high net worth individuals.
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