Almost a fifth of the 100 richest billionaires in the world have made their fortunes in technology or represent part of their interests in this sector. Such conclusions can be made if you study The Sunday Times Rich List – the annual list of the richest people in the UK.
This list contains some familiar faces in technology, including the stars of Silicon Valley and those who made their fortunes in China and beyond. The accumulated wealth of 19 people on the list is more than Switzerland’s GDP, and they manage some of the most influential companies on the planet..
This list of billionaires will introduce you to the 19 richest tech giants on the planet..
19. Zhang Zhidong, co-founder of Tencent Holdings
Net Income: $ 15.8 billion.
Also known as Tony Zhang, he was CTO until 2014 of the Chinese giant Tencent, which developed a QQ fast messaging network in China, as well as a WeChat text and voice messaging system..
18. William Dean, Founder and CEO of NetEase
Net Income: $ 17.5 billion.
Dean founded NetEase in 1997, which is currently one of the world’s largest developers of mobile and multiplayer online games..
17. Lauren Powell Jobs, widow of Steve Jobs
Net Income: $ 18.9 billion.
She founded the California-based nonprofit organization Emerson Collective, which primarily invests in technology companies and startups, and recently, it is rumored, Lawrence was in talks to support the BuzzFeed news department..
16. Azim Premji, Chairman of Wipro Limited
Net Income: $ 18.9 billion.
Premji is known as the king of the Indian IT industry. The range of activities of Wipro Limited is very wide. The company is engaged in software development, outsourcing and consulting in the field of IT services, technical solutions in healthcare and industry, and also works in the field of consumer goods and clean energy.
15. Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla and SpaceX
Net Income: $ 20 billion.
A rare person does not know who it is, but we still recall that Elon Musk – is developing Tesla autopilot electric vehicles, is engaged in space construction, and also manages a tunnel (vacuum) infrastructure project – The Boring Company.
14. Paul Allen, co-founder of Microsoft
Net Income: $ 21.9 billion.
In addition to managing Microsoft (we hope that we should not delve into the tales of what Microsoft is) with Bill Gates, Allen also owns the NFL Seattle Seahawks professional football club.
13. Lee Kun Hee, Chairman of Samsung Group
Net Income: $ 22.5 billion.
Samsung, like Microsoft, needs no introduction, so it’s just a fact – Lee Kun Hee is the third son of the founder of Samsung – Lee Byung Chol. This dynasty has been successfully managing the business for 80 years..
12. Michael Dell, Founder and CEO of Dell Technologies
Net Income: $ 22.8 billion.
Dell is the world’s largest privately owned computer technology company. She was on the list of the top 1000 Fortune, her shares traded on the NASDAQ. But since 2013. is a private company.
11. Masayoshi Son, founder and CEO of SoftBank
Net Income: $ 22.8 billion.
SoftBank is a Japanese telecommunications media corporation. She is engaged in broadband Internet access, telephony, marketing, and also works in the field of finance. SoftBank has a huge investment fund of $ 100 billion.
10. Steve Ballmer, former Microsoft CEO
Net Income: $ 38.5 billion.
After retiring from Microsoft, Ballmer owns NBA Clippers club in Los Angeles.
9. Jack Ma, Executive Chairman of Alibaba Group
Net Income: $ 39.2 billion.
Alibaba is the largest e-commerce company in China. The main activities are B2B trading between companies and online retail.
8. Pony Ma (Ma Huateng), Tencent CEO
Net Income: $ 45.6 billion.
MA is now China’s richest man (and ranks 4th on this year’s Forbes list).
7. Sergey Brin, co-founder of Google
Net Income: $ 47.2 billion.
Everyone has used Google products and search at least once. One of its founders, Sergey Brin, is a native of Russia, and also the president of Google’s parent company, Alphabet.
6. Larry Page, co-founder of Google
Net Income: $ 47.8 billion.
Page was Google’s first CEO until 2001..
5. Larry Ellison, Executive Director, Software Maker – Oracle
Net Income: $ 58.8 billion.
Ellison participated in the founding of Oracle in 1977 and still works there as the CEO of the company. The company itself is engaged in the production of software and is the second largest revenue in this sector. In addition, Oracle is a major supplier of server hardware..
4. Carlos Slim Elu, Director of America Movil
Net Income: $ 67.5 billion.
America Movil is a telecommunications holding company and the fourth mobile operator in the world in terms of the number of subscribers. Carlos Slim Elu himself owned a $ 40 million share of Shazam and, among a number of assets, controls South American music streaming service Claro Musica.
3. Mark Zuckerberg, CEO of Facebook
Net Income: $ 71.4 billion.
Zuckerberg founded Facebook in his dorm room as a college student in 2004, and now he is in third place in this ranking..
2. Bill Gates, Microsoft co-founder
Net Income: $ 90.5 billion.
With age, Gates focuses more on philanthropy through the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, but this does not stop him from taking an honorable second place..
1. Jeff Bezos, Amazon CEO
Net Income: $ 112.6 billion.
This man is constantly competing with Bill Gates for first place, and now rightfully occupies a leading position. His Amazon company, a pioneer in e-commerce, began by selling books, and is now ready to offer any consumer goods to its users..
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