The tech industry has been the new hub for most of the upcoming billionaires in the world. The scalability of technology has allowed inspiring entrepreneurs to go from rags to riches in a few years. Below is a list of the 10 richest entrepreneurs in this lucrative industry as at 2016.
The mogul is the Founder of Microsoft, an American multinational technology company that develops, manufactures, licenses, supports, and sells computer software. Gates has an estimated net worth of around $78 billion. He is also the Chairman of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.
He is the CEO of Amazon.com. Bezos’ company is an online merchant for books and a wide variety of products and services like video streaming. He has an estimated net worth of $66.2 billion.
Zuckerberg is the Chairman and CEO of Facebook. It is the largest and most popular social networking platform in the world. Facebook recently acquired other social network companies like Instagram and Whatsapp. Zuckerberg has an estimated net worth $54 billion. He is the youngest tech billionaire.
Ellison co-founded the Oracle Corporation. It is an American multinational computer technology company. He is the Executive Chairman and the Chief Technology Officer of the firm. His fortune is estimated to be worth $51.7 billion.
Page co-founded Alphabet Inc. and Google. He also invented Google’s best-known search ranking algorithm, PageRank. He has an estimated net worth of $39 billion.
Brin is the President of Alphabet Inc. He also played a significant role in co-founding the largest search engine in the world, Google. He is worth $38.2 billion.
Ballmer is the owner of Los Angeles Clippers. He is also the former CEO of Microsoft. Ballmer contributed significantly to the growth of Microsoft and release of Windows XP and Xbox. He has an estimated fortune worth $27.7 billion.
Jack Ma, Ma Huateng, and Michael Dell complete the list of top 10 richest tech billionaires in the world.