The world of high tech creates many billionaires and it is not uncommon to see the world’s largest fortunes. New technology is a lucrative world.
Google, Apple, Microsoft, Facebook, American giants generate enough profit to grow the global fortunes. Bloomberg has just completed an assessment, taking account the personal fortunes of the main players in these companies, but also investments and other assets of these large companies. Book and thus the ranking of the 10 largest wealthy world of the Internet and information technology.
1. Bill Gates: $ 61.3 billion
Microsoft is no longer the main vector of its wealth. Party in 2008, Bill Gates owns only 6% of company shares. He now has his status to Cascade Investment, the investment company.
2. Larry Ellison: $ 37.9 billion
The man is the head of Oracle, third largest software. With 22.5% share of the company, he completed his fortune from other sources, including investment in real estate.
3. Mark Zuckerberg: $ 21 billion
The fortunes of the creator of Facebook could still soar with the arrival on the stock exchange this year’s social network.
4. Larry Page: $ 18.7 billion
Larry Page is co-founder of Google. His fortune has fallen by 4.7% yoy.
5. Sergey Brin: $ 18.7 billion
The other co-founder of Google, which has also seen his fortune dwindle the same way that Larry Page.
6. Azim Premji: $ 18.5 billion
This Indian is the co-founder of the Indian IT services company Wipro employs over 100,000 employees and whose turnover exceeds $ 7.2 billion.
7. Jeff Bezos: $ 17.2 billion
The man at the head of Amazon sees his fortune to thicken a little more this year with a 4.7% increase. As a reminder, Amazon is number one online business with $ 64 billion in revenue.
8. Steve Ballmer: $ 15.3 billion
The current Microsoft CEO still has a ways to go before equaling its predecessor. Its heritage is on track, since 16.6% increase over one year.
9. Michael Dell: $ 14.9 billion
At the head of one of the largest computer, Michael Dell knows how to invest in other industries.
10. Paul Allen: $ 14.8 billion
Co-founder of Microsoft, the man left the company in 1993 and still see his fortune increase by 4.7% yoy. Related increase its investment in the world of entertainment, real estate investment funds in particular.