Top 100 Tech Billionnaires approaching a Trillion!!!!
The world’s 100 Richest In Tech are worth a combined $892 billion, 6% more than a year ago.
The minimum net worth is now $2.2 billion, up from $2 billion a year ago.
53 of the top 100 added to their fortunes, while 27 got poorer.
12 newcomers joined the ranks;
the top 5 billionaires collectively added $36.9 billion to their fortunes
over the past year – accounting for two-thirds of all gains.
51 of the top 100 are USA based and are worth $600b – 2/3 of total wealth
– Bill Gates – richest $100b – only 15pc of his wealth in Microsoft
– Jeff Bezos – Amazon $60b
– Larry Ellison – Oracle
– Mark Zuckerberg – Facebook
– many joined the list from Facebook acquisitions – eg Whatsapp
Next is China – 19 billionaires worth 128b – Jack Ma of Ali Baba worth $26b
5 women have made it in the top 100
Richest $6b – the others $2b
See the full list here.