Sunday, August 14, 2016

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.

Richest In Tech list was edited by Kerry A. Dolan and Luisa Kroll  

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