Forbes Released The World’s 100 Richest Tech Billionaires

The old adage that the rich just keep getting richer is certainly true for the world’s wealthiest tech billionaires this year. In the race to be the world’s richest tech billionaire, Jeff Bezos and Mark Zuckerberg are closing in on frontrunner Bill Gates as their fortunes increase by $15billion each.It comes as no surprise that Bill Gates, co-founder of Microsoft, still holds the top spot with his fortune amassing $84.5billion, marking the Harvard dropout’s 18th time as the world’s richest billionaire.

Bill Gates remains the richest tech billionaire in the world, fighting off competition from Amazon boss Jeff Bezos, who was briefly the world’s wealthiest person following a surge in the online retailer’s share price in July.

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Mr Gates, co-founder of Microsoft, the US tech company, is worth $84.5bn, slightly ahead of Mr Bezos with $81.7bn, according to the 2017 Forbes 100 Richest in Tech list. Mark Zuckerberg, co-founder of Facebook, is third with $69.6bn – almost $16bn richer than a year ago.

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The total worth of the world’s 100 richest tech billionaires has surpassed $1tn for the first time, according to Forbes, a rise of 21 per cent in the space of just 12 months.

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Asian billionaires continue to rise up the ranks. Ma Huateng – also known as Pony Ma – chief executive of Tencent, the Chinese social media group, is the third largest riser, aside from Mr Zuckerberg and Mr Bezos, with a gain of $14.7bn over the past year.

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Jack Ma, founder of Alibaba, the Chinese online retailer, is named as Asia’s richest tech billionaire with an estimated £37.4bn fortune, a rise of $11.6bn since last year. Of the top 100 richest, 50 are US citizens, including eight of the top 10 most wealthy. Thirty-three are from Asia, with half living in China or Hong Kong. Conversely, Lei Jun, founder of Xiaomi, the smartphone manufacturer, was the list’s biggest dollar loser, seeing $2.9bn shaved off his net worth

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According To The 2017 Forbes Top 100 Richest People In Tech :

1. Bill Gates : Cofounder, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Bill Gates

 

2. Jeff Bezos : CEO and Founder, Amazon.com

Jeff Bezos

 

3. Mark Zuckerberg : Cofounder, Chairman and CEO, Facebook

Mark Zuckerberg

 

4. Larry Ellison : CEO and Founder, Oracle

Larry Ellison

 

5. Larry Page : CEO, Alphabet

Larry Page

 

6. Sergey Brin : President, Alphabet

Sergey Brin

 

7. Jack Ma : Founder and Executive Chairman, Alibaba Group

Jack Ma

 

8. Ma Huateng : Chairman and CEO, Tencent Holdings

Ma Huateng

 

9. Steve Ballmer : CEO, Microsoft

Steve Ballmer

 

10. Michael Dell : Chairman and CEO, Dell

Michael Dell

 

11. Masayoshi Son : CEO, Softbank

Masayoshi Son

 

12. Elon Musk : CEO and Chairman, Tesla

Elon Musk

 

13. Paul Allen : NBA’s Portland Trail Blazers

Paul Allen

 

14. Lee Kun-Hee : Chairman, Samsung Electronics

Lee Kun-Hee

 

15. Azim Premji : Chairman, Wipro Limited (ADR)

Azim Premji

 

16. William Ding : Founder and CEO, Netease

William Ding

 

17. Robin Li : Founder and CEO, Baidu

Robin Li

 

18. Shiv Nadar : cofounder HCL

Shiv Nadar

 

19. Dustin Moskovitz : CEO and Cofounder, Asana

Dustin Moskovitz

 

20. Hasso Plattner & family : chairman of the SAP

Hasso Plattner & family

 

21. Zhang Zhidong : Cofounder, Tencent Holdings

Zhang Zhidong

 

22. Eric Schmidt : Executive Chairman, Google

Eric Schmidt

 

23. Terry Gou : CEO, Hon Hai Precision

Terry Gou

 

24. Dietmar Hopp & family : German software company SAP

Dietmar Hopp & family

 

25. Liu Qiangdong : Founder and CEO, JD.com

Liu Qiangdong

 

26. Zhou Qunfei : Founder and CEO, Lens Technology

Zhou Qunfei

 

27. Eduardo Saverin : Cofounder, Facebook

Eduardo Saverin

 

28. Jan Koum : CEO, cofounder, WhatsApp Inc.

Jan Koum

 

29. Pierre Omidyar : Founder, eBay

Pierre Omidyar

 

30. James Goodnight : CEO, SAS Institute

James Goodnight

 

31. Joseph Tsai : vice chairman and cofounder of Alibaba Group

Joseph Tsai

 

32. Pan Zhengmin & family : cofounders of China’s AAC Technologies

Pan Zhengmin & family

 

33. David Duffield : Chairman and Cofounder, Workday

David Duffield

 

34. Hiroshi Mikitani : founder and CEO of Rakuten

Hiroshi Mikitani

 

35. Gordon Moore : Cofounder and Chairman Emeritus, Intel

Gordon Moore

 

36. Jay Y. Lee : Vice Chairman, Samsung Electronics

Jay Y. Lee

 

37. Lei Jun : Founder and CEO, Xiaomi

Lei Jun

 

38. Brian Acton : Cofounder, WhatsApp Inc.

Brian Acton

 

39. Kwon Hyuk-Bin : Smilegate Holdings

Kwon Hyuk-Bin

 

40. John Doerr : General Partner, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers

John Doerr

 

41. David Sun : COO, Kingston Technology Corporation

David Sun

 

42. John Tu : President, Kingston Technology Corporation

John Tu

 

43. Gabe Newell : Cofounder and CEO, Valve Corporation

Gabe Newell

 

44. Andreas von Bechtolsheim & family : Cofounder, Chief Development Officer and Chairman, Arista Networks

Andreas von Bechtolsheim & family

 

45. Yeung Kin-man : founder and chief executive of Biel Crystal Manufactory

Yeung Kin-man

 

46. Ralph Dommermuth : leads United Internet AG

Ralph Dommermuth

 

47. Lam Wai Ying : founder and chief executive of Biel Crystal Manufactory

Lam Wai Ying

 

48. Garrett Camp : Cofounder and Chairman, Uber Technologies Inc.

Garrett Camp

 

49. Travis Kalanick : Cofounder and CEO, Uber Technologies Inc.

Travis Kalanick

 

50. David Cheriton : Professor, Stanford University

David Cheriton

 

51. Fu Liquan : Zhejiang Dahua Technology

Fu Liquan

 

52. Kim Jung-Ju : Nexon

Kim Jung-Ju

 

53. David Filo : Chief Yahoo, Yahoo!

David Filo

 

54. Lin Xiucheng & family : Sanan Optoelectronics

Lin Xiucheng & family

 

55. Mark Scheinberg : Entrepreneur

Mark Scheinberg

 

56. Marc Benioff : Chairman and CEO, Salesforce.com

Marc Benioff

 

57. Jiang Bin : Goertek

Jiang Bin

 

58. John Sall : Co-Founder, Executive Vice President, SAS Institute

John Sall

 

59. Yusaku Maezawa : founded Japan’s largest online fashion mall, Zozotown

Yusaku

 

60. Barry Lam : chairman of Quanta Computer

Barry Lam

 

61. Jen-Hsun Huang : Cofounded graphics-chip maker Nvidia

Jen-Hsun Huang

 

62. Robert Pera : Chief Executive Officer, Ubiquiti Networks Inc

 Robert Pera

 

63. Jeffrey Skoll : eBay’s president

Jeffrey Skoll

 

64. Henry Samueli : Cofounder, Chief Technology Officer and Chairman, Broadcom

Henry Samueli

 

65. Nathan Blecharczyk : Entrepreneur

Nathan Blecharczyk

 

66. Brian Chesky : CEO and Cofounder, Airbnb, Inc.

Brian Chesky

 

67. Joe Gebbia : CPO & Cofounder, Airbnb, Inc.

Joe Gebbia

 

68. Jack & Laura Dangermond : cofounders of Esri

Jack & Laura Dangermond

 

69. Denise Coates : Founder and Joint CEO, Bet365

Denise Coates

 

70. Teddy Sagi : founded gambling software developer Playtech

Teddy Sagi

 

71. Rishi Shah : Cofounder and CEO, Outcome Health

Rishi Shah

 

72. Yuri Milner : Partner, Digital Sky Technologies

Yuri Milner

 

73. Judy Faulkner : Founder-CEO, Epic Systems

Judy Faulkner

 

74. Michael Moritz : Chairman, Sequoia Capital

Michael Moritz

 

75. Henry Nicholas, III. : Cofounder, Broadcom

Henry Nicholas

 

76. Reid Hoffman : Chairman and Cofounder, LinkedIn

Reid Hoffman

 

77. Scott Lin & family : cofounded lens supplier Largan Precision

Scott Lin & family

 

78. Bobby Murphy : Cofounder, Snap

Bobby Murphy

 

79. Evan Spiegel : Cofounder and CEO, Snap

Evan Spiegel

 

80. Frank Wang : Founder and CEO, DJI Technology Co.

Frank Wang

 

81. Wang Xing : cochairs Meituan-Dianping

Wang Xing

 

82. Douglas Leone : Partner, Sequoia Capital

Douglas Leone

 

83. Romesh T. Wadhwani : Founder and Chairman, Symphony Technology Group

Romesh

 

84. Zhang Fan : chairman of touch screen maker Goodix, formerly known as Shenzhen Huiding Technology

Zhang Fan

 

85. Jim Breyer : Founder, CEO, Breyer Capital

Jim Breyer

 

86. Min Kao & family : Chairman and CEO, Garmin Corporation

Min Kao & family

 

87. Gil Shwed : inventor of the modern computer firewall

Gil Shwed

 

88. Thomas Siebel : software company C3IoT

Thomas Siebel

 

89. Jason Chang : Taiwan’s Advanced Semiconductor Engineering

Jason Chang

 

90. Meg Whitman : CEO, Hewlett-Packard

Meg Whitman

 

91. Jeff Rothschild : Advisor, Facebook

Jeff Rothschild

 

92. Simon Xie : cofounder of China e-commerce giant Alibaba Group

Simon Xie

 

93. Mike Cannon-Brookes : cofounder of collaboration software firm Atlassian

Mike Cannon-Brookes

 

94. Scott Cook : cofounded financial software giant Intuit

Scott Cook

 

95. Scott Farquhar : cofounder of collaboration software firm Atlassian

Scott Farquhar

 

96. Robert Miller : President and CEO, Future Electronics

Robert Miller

 

97. Adam Neumann : cofounder and CEO of communal work space giant WeWork

Adam Neumann

 

98. Sean Parker : venture capital investor and philanthropist

Sean Parker

 

99. Wang Laichun : chairs electronics manufacturer Luxshare Precision Industry

Wang Laichun2

 

100. Wang Laisheng : vice chairman of electronics manufacturer Luxshare Precision Industry

Wang Laisheng

source : dailymail.co.uk, forbes.com

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