In the race to be the world's richest tech billionaire, it comes as no surprise that Bill Gates, co-founder of Microsoft, still holds the top spot with his fortune amassing $84.5billion, marking the Harvard dropout's 18th time as the world's richest billionaire.
Amazon founder Jeff Bezos gave Gates a run for his money, surpassing the computer whiz for one morning, but ultimately came in second with a fortune of $81.7billion.
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, 33, is the third richest person, valued at $69.6billion, one of the 50 Americans dominating the list, Forbes revealed on Wednesday.
Both Zuckerberg and Bezos are the first and second biggest gainers this year, respectively, each increasing their extraordinary wealth by $15.5billion. (Daily Mail)
Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates still holds the top spot with a fortune of $84.5billion
Jeff Bezos, the man behind Amazon, is the second richest person in tech with a fortune of $81.7billion
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, 33, holds the third spot with $69.6billion
Larry Ellison landing the fourth spot at $59.3billion
Snapchat founders Evan Spiegel, 27, (right) and Bobby Murphy, 29, (left) are the two youngest on the list, each worth $3.2b. The two Stanford fraternity brothers are both tied for 76th place
ANTON Thursday, 24 August 2017 09:56 AM
GATES IS POPULAR BECAUSE OF WINDOWS , .....
mohan mendis Thursday, 24 August 2017 10:37 AM
Where is Tim Cook of Apple ?Where is MR with 18B as per our Finance minister's estimate ?
myraspi Thursday, 24 August 2017 10:42 AM
This is only based on declared assets. I think there are far richer people or families in the world. Specially in the Middle East.
Jaya Thursday, 24 August 2017 01:19 PM
$12B That's about the amount of SL annual government expenditure. Gates could run the whole country on interest alone!!!!!!!
dp Friday, 25 August 2017 09:29 AM
Arjun has done High tech daylight robbery running into billions and counting. but,, we don't see his name on the list. this is not updated
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