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We've always heard of the World's richest man or the most powerful man alive on Earth but, how many of us have heard about the World's richest tech billioniare? Bill Gates will be definitly your first guess but there are others who are giving a stiff competition for the first position. Unforntunately Bill Gates has taken the first position all for himself. We also see young billionaires entering the list such as Mark Zuckerberg, who is coming up in the list.
Here are the top Billionaires who have been considered as the top tech billionaires of the world. Do take a look and share your thoughts in the comment box below.
A legend, a God in the field of computers. Bill Gates is an American business magnate, philanthropist, investor, computer programmer, and inventor. He is the co-founder of Microsoft, the world's largest Operating System software. Forbes said Bill Gates is the richest person in the world, and he has held that title for 16 out of the last 21 years. Bill Gates holds the record of being the World's richest tech billionaire at $79.3 billion USD.
Larry Ellison founded Oracle, the database software giant, in 1977 after building databases for the CIA. He has stayed with the company ever since, and saw its revenues in fiscal 2014 as it sky-rocketed and grew to 38.3 billion. Larry Ellison is placed at the second position in the list, worth being $54 Billion USD.
Jeff Bezos started e-commerce giant, Amazon in 1994, originally as a way to sell books online. The 50-year-old graduated from Princeton in 1986 with a Bachelor of Science in Engineering. After taking Amazon public in 1997, its stock rose exponentially, giving Bezos a personal fortune of $12 billion. Since then, he has expanded the company immensely. He is the World's third richest tech billionaire. Net worth: $34.8 Billion USD.
The Facebook app is the most used app on mobile devices today. Facebook itself has more than 1.4 billion users. The company also owns Instagram, which has more than 300 million users. Facebook acquired WhatsApp in 2014 for $19 billion, and the messaging platform has more than 700 million users today and growing. Facebook Co-Founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg at 30 is the youngest billionaire on our list of the top 20 richest tech billionaires. Net worth: $33.4 Billion USD.
Larry Page is the co-founder and CEO of Google, one of the largest and most profitable tech companies in the world. Google is the most widely used online search engine, with a 65 percent market share in the space. It is also the maker of Android, the most popular mobile operating system on the planet with more than 1 billion active devices. Net worth $29.7 Billion USD.
Jack Ma is the founder and executive chairman of the Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group. The former English teacher had an initial public offering for Alibaba Group on the New York Stock Exchange valued at a record-breaking $25 billion. Ma also has more than a dozen other investments, including his Ant Financial Services Group, a stake in a soccer team, and a film studio. Net worth $22.7 Billion USD.
The retired CEO of Microsoft is now the owner of the Los Angeles Clippers of the NBA. He closed on the $2 billion acquisition of the team in August of last year. This was just seven months after leaving the largest software company in the world. The record purchase was the highest price ever paid for an NBA franchise. Net worth: $21.5 Billion USD.
Laurene Powell Jobs
Wife of the late Steve Jobs, the co-founder and former CEO of Apple, Laurene Powell Jobs is the founder and chair of the Emerson Collective, an organization that focuses on using entrepreneurship to advance social reform and assist under-resourced students. Net worth: $19.5 Billion USD.
Azim Premji is the chairman of Wipro Limited, a multinational IT consulting and system integration services company, and one of India's largest publicly traded organizations. Net worth: $19.1 Billion USD.
Michael Dell is the founder and CEO of Dell Inc. While the company went private in 2013, meaning it does not have to disclose its financials any longer, the company claims that it is growing faster than rivals Oracle, IBM, Cisco and Hewlett-Packard. The CEO owns a 70 percent stake in the company that was worth $25 billion when it went private. Net worth: $19.2 Billion USD.