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The Biggest Tech Billionaires Winners And Losers Of 2019

It’s been a good year so far for tech billionaires. As of October 30, 2019, the world’s richest 66 tech billionaires have all seen massive additions to their net worth in 2019, with just a few exceptions.  The year’s biggest gainer by a vast margin was MacKenzie Bezos, ex-wife of Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos. On Wednesday, MacKenzie Bezos’ total net worth on the CEOWORLD magazine’s rich list index is $35.5 billion.

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg trailed MacKenzie Bezos among year’s winners, adding $20.7 billion to his net worth. To identify 2019′s biggest winners and losers – Tech Billionaires, CEOWORLD magazine reviewed Bloomberg’s Billionaires Index. Altogether the ten biggest gainers in the world added a total of $136.66 billion to their fortunes in 2019.

Number of tech billionaires in the world’s top 500: 66
Winners: 57 (the biggest winner: MacKenzie Bezos; +$35.4 billion)
Losers: 8 (the biggest loser: Jeff Bezos; -$14.9 billion)
Unchanged: 1 (Zhang Yiming)

Largely due to a costly divorce from MacKenzie Bezos, Jeff Bezos, the Amazon founder (and richest man in the world) saw the biggest drop in 2019 as his net worth fell nearly $14.9 billion, leaving the 55-year-old with a relatively meager $110 billion fortune.

Robin Li, co-founder, and CEO of Chinese tech big-hitter Baidu trailed only Jeff Bezos among the biggest losers in 2019, losing $3.88 billion to his fortune.

Lei Jun (-$2.5 billion), Travis Kalanick (-$1.26 billion), Frank Wang (-$1.11 billion), Pierre Omidyar (-$920 million), Kim Jungju (-$404 million), and David Cheriton (-$39.9 million) made up six of the eight biggest losers this year.

The exception: ByteDance CEO Zhang Yiming’s net worth remained the same at $13 billion, with no year-to-date change.

The Biggest Tech Billionaires Winners And Losers Of 2019

  1. MacKenzie Bezos
    Total net worth: $35.4 billion
    Year-to-date change in net worth: +$35.4 billion
  2. Mark Zuckerberg
    Total net worth: $72.7 billion
    Year-to-date change in net worth: +$20.7 billion
  3. Bill Gates
    Total net worth: $108 billion
    Year-to-date change in net worth: +$17.6 billion
  4. Steve Ballmer
    Total net worth: $53 billion
    Year-to-date change in net worth: +$14.3 billion
  5. Larry Ellison
    Total net worth: $59.7 billion
    Year-to-date change in net worth: +$10.4 billion
  6. Larry Page
    Total net worth: $61.2 billion
    Year-to-date change in net worth: +$9.92 billion
  7. Sergey Brin
    Total net worth: $59.4 billion
    Year-to-date change in net worth: +$9.51 billion
  8. Colin Huang
    Total net worth: $21 billion
    Year-to-date change in net worth: +$9.37 billion
  9. Jack Ma
    Total net worth: $41.6 billion
    Year-to-date change in net worth: +$5.95 billion
  10. Wang Xing
    Total net worth: $6.73 billion
    Year-to-date change in net worth: +$3.51 billion
  11. Takemitsu Takizaki
    Total net worth: $18.4 billion
    Year-to-date change in net worth: +$3.34 billion
  12. Eduardo Saverin
    Total net worth: $10.3 billion
    Year-to-date change in net worth: +$3.15 billion
  13. William Ding
    Total net worth: $17 billion
    Year-to-date change in net worth: +$3.02 billion
  14. Michael Dell
    Total net worth: $31.2 billion
    Year-to-date change in net worth: +$2.99 billion
  15. Hasso Plattner
    Total net worth: $14.7 billion
    Year-to-date change in net worth: +$2.78 billion
  16. Dustin Moskovitz
    Total net worth: $12.6 billion
    Year-to-date change in net worth: +$2.71 billion
  17. Zhou Qunfei
    Total net worth: $5.64 billion
    Year-to-date change in net worth: +$2.65 billion
  18. Jim Goodnight
    Total net worth: $13.1 billion
    Year-to-date change in net worth: +$2.64 billion
  19. Azim Premji
    Total net worth: $19.8 billion
    Year-to-date change in net worth: +$2.47 billion
  20. Richard Liu
    Total net worth: $7.47 billion
    Year-to-date change in net worth: +$2.45 billion
  21. David Sun
    Total net worth: $6.31 billion
    Year-to-date change in net worth: +$2.37 billion
  22. John Tu
    Total net worth: $6.31 billion
    Year-to-date change in net worth: +$2.37 billion
  23. Dietmar Hopp
    Total net worth: $9.53 billion
    Year-to-date change in net worth: +$2.29 billion
  24. Eric Schmidt
    Total net worth: $14.7 billion
    Year-to-date change in net worth: +$2.28 billion
  25. Shiv Nadar
    Total net worth: $15.8 billion
    Year-to-date change in net worth: +$2.24 billion
  26. Joseph Tsai
    Total net worth: $10.8 billion
    Year-to-date change in net worth: +$2.00 billion
  27. Scott Farquhar
    Total net worth: $7.64 billion
    Year-to-date change in net worth: +$1.80 billion
  28. Mike Cannon-Brookes
    Total net worth: $7.64 billion
    Year-to-date change in net worth: +$1.80 billion
  29. Elon R Musk
    Total net worth: $25.8 billion
    Year-to-date change in net worth: +$1.79 billion
  30. Patrick Collison
    Total net worth: $4.20 billion
    Year-to-date change in net worth: +$1.77 billion
  31. John Collison
    Total net worth: $4.20 billion
    Year-to-date change in net worth: +$1.77 billion
  32. Gordon Moore
    Total net worth: $11 billion
    Year-to-date change in net worth: +$1.71 billion
  33. Robert Pera
    Total net worth: $7.59 billion
    Year-to-date change in net worth: +$1.69 billion
  34. Jensen Huang
    Total net worth: $4.98 billion
    Year-to-date change in net worth: +$1.66 billion
  35. Udo Tschira
    Total net worth: $5.88 billion
    Year-to-date change in net worth: +$1.44 billion
  36. Harald Tschira
    Total net worth: $5.88 billion
    Year-to-date change in net worth: +$1.44 billion
  37. John Sall
    Total net worth: $6.53 billion
    Year-to-date change in net worth: +$1.39 billion
  38. Gabe Newell
    Total net worth: $5.60 billion
    Year-to-date change in net worth: +$1.38 billion
  39. Masayoshi Son
    Total net worth: $13.5 billion
    Year-to-date change in net worth: +$1.36 billion
  40. John Brown
    Total net worth: $4.56 billion
    Year-to-date change in net worth: +$1.25 billion
  41. Jan Koum
    Total net worth: $10.9 billion
    Year-to-date change in net worth: +$1.13 billion
  42. Barry Diller
    Total net worth: $5.06 billion
    Year-to-date change in net worth: +$963 million
  43. Marc Benioff
    Total net worth: $6.79 billion
    Year-to-date change in net worth: +$772 million
  44. Gong Hongjia
    Total net worth: $7.05 billion
    Year-to-date change in net worth: +$722 million
  45. Pony Ma
    Total net worth: $32.9 billion
    Year-to-date change in net worth: +$618 million
  46. Barry Lam
    Total net worth: $4.16 billion
    Year-to-date change in net worth: +$483 million
  47. Brian Acton
    Total net worth: $4.20 billion
    Year-to-date change in net worth: +$475 million
  48. Zhou Hongyi
    Total net worth: $4.81 billion
    Year-to-date change in net worth: +$463 million
  49. Jack Dorsey
    Total net worth: $4.71 billion
    Year-to-date change in net worth: +$437 million
  50. Andy Bechtolsheim
    Total net worth: $6.18 billion
    Year-to-date change in net worth: +$342 million
  51. Mark Cuban
    Total net worth: $4.23 billion
    Year-to-date change in net worth: +$325 million
  52. Jeff Skoll
    Total net worth: $4.90 billion
    Year-to-date change in net worth: +$232 million
  53. Zhang Zhidong
    Total net worth: $13.7 billion
    Year-to-date change in net worth: +$184 million
  54. Dave Duffield
    Total net worth: $10.7 billion
    Year-to-date change in net worth: +$135 million
  55. Tim Sweeney
    Total net worth: $7.21 billion
    Year-to-date change in net worth: +$50 million
  56. David Filo
    Total net worth: $4.43 billion
    Year-to-date change in net worth: +$37.5 million
  57. Micree Zhan
    Total net worth: $5.20 billion
    Year-to-date change in net worth: +$14 million
  58. Zhang Yiming
    Total net worth: $13 billion
    Year-to-date change in net worth: $0
  59. David Cheriton
    Total net worth: $4.17 billion
    Year-to-date change in net worth: -$39.9 million
  60. Kim Jungju
    Total net worth: $4.31 billion
    Year-to-date change in net worth: -$404 million
  61. Pierre Omidyar
    Total net worth: $7.15 billion
    Year-to-date change in net worth: -$920 million
  62. Frank Wang
    Total net worth: $4.67 billion
    Year-to-date change in net worth: -$1.11 billion
  63. Travis Kalanick
    Total net worth: $4.19 billion
    Year-to-date change in net worth: -$1.26 billion
  64. Lei Jun
    Total net worth: $9.35 billion
    Year-to-date change in net worth: -$2.50 billion
  65. Robin Li
    Total net worth: $7.54 billion
    Year-to-date change in net worth: -$3.88 billion
  66. Jeff Bezos
    Total net worth: $110 billion
    Year-to-date change in net worth: -$14.9 billion

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Anna Papadopoulos
Anna Papadopoulos is an associate editor and oversees the global editorial division of CEOWORLD magazine, setting up the team structure and ensuring global alignment and cohesion in strategy. Working on a range of topics from fashion, higher education, travel, and lifestyle. Write at anna-papadopoulos@ceoworld.biz
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