Top 20 Richest People in the Tech Industry on Forbes List

Category : Business/Economy
Posted By : AmnaAnees
Posted Date : 07 Mar 2019 09:37 hrs

Tech-richestEvery year, Forbes publish wholesome lists of renowned people in various categories by going through reliable sources. A few of the several listings include world's billionaires, China's richest people, 30 under 30, Forbes 400, America's richest self-made women, Fintech 50 019, Forbes 400, Forbes 8 and many more. Additionally, Forbes categorizes the richest people on the basis of their country of origin and the main field of occupation. Here, you will find out about the biggest, richest and most successful names in the field of technology. Without further ado, let's find out who are the top 20 richest people in the tech industry on the Forbes list.

1.    Jeff Bezos and Family

Jeff Bezos and family worth 131 billion USD in total, and our top on the list of world's richest people today. Sure, he and his family are suffering from a bit crisis these days, but it certainly hasn't affected their financial status to date. The couple announced in January of this year that will split up after completing 25 years of their marriage, without disclosing the reasons or terms of this divorce. If Mckenzie, his wife split up, she will surely be the richest woman of the world. Jeff Bezos is the founder of Amazon, which was initially started in a small garage in Seattle in the year 1994 and now it is the leading online shipment company of the world. He is the CEO of Amazon in addition to holding 16% of its shares. Amazon generated a whopping 230 billion USD revenue in 2018, with 10 billion USD profit.

2.    Bill Gates

Standing on the 2nd spot among the richest people on earth, Bill Gates has a net worth of 96.5 billion USD as estimated in 2019. He is the co-chairperson of Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, co-chaired by his wife, Melinda. This the biggest charitable foundation in the world. He founded Microsoft along with Paul Allen in the year 1975 and is its board member till date. He owns a little over 1% shares of this company while else being sold out. He has donated about 35.8 billion USD worth shares of Microsoft to his foundation. He is a philanthropist along with being a brilliant genius of his field.

3.    Larry Ellison

Larry is the 7th richest person on the planet earth as per Forbes list, and 3rd richest in the tech industry. His net worth is 62.5 billion USD to date. He co-founded Oracle, a software company back in 1977, and remain CEO till 2014, only serving as the board chairman and chief technology officer for this firm. He donated 200 million USD for the cancer treatment center of the University of South California. Now working as the board member of Tesla since December 2018.

4.    Mark Zuckerberg

Mark Zuckerberg doesn't need any introduction, as he co-founded one of the most used social media website of this age, Facebook along with his peers in Harvard days. He is the 8th richest person on earth and 4th richest person of the world in the field of technology. He holds about 17% shares of the company today and has taken this company public in 2012. Facebook has been accused of sharing users' personal data to various political firms during the 2016 US elections, after which he testified before Congress. Now, he said that in 2019 he will be tackling a social issue.

5.    Larry Page

The net worth of Larry Page is 50.8 billion USD that makes him the 10 richest people in the world and 5th in the field of technology. He is the co-founder of Google along with his Ph.D. fellow at the Stanford, Sergey Brin back in 1998. He holds the parent company of Google Alphabet, the smart home appliance firm Nest, healthcare division and a lot more.

6.    Sergey Brin

Sergey Brin has the net worth of 49.8 billion USD with which he is the 14th richest person in the world and resides on the 6th spot here in the field of technology. He is the president of the parent company of Google, Alphabet. He is the co-founder of Google along with Larry Page. He also ran the secretive division of Google named as Google X that made Google glasses. He and Larry Page were studying computer sciences at Stanford.

7.    Steve Ballmer

On 7th position resides Steve Ballmer with his 41.2 billion USD net worth, being the 19th richest person in the world overall. This 62 years old successful American businessman has achieved a lot in his lifetime. He remained a chief executive officer of the world's leading technology firm Microsoft from 2000 to 2014. Currently, he enjoys the ownership of Angeles Clippers team of the National Basketball Association. He bought it in 2 billion USD, the same year he got retired from Microsoft.

8.    Ma Huateng

Famously recognized as Pony Ma, this Chinese billionaire is the founder and chairperson of Asia's giant technology company Tencent. This is one of the leading internet companies of the world that deals with gaming, investments, and entertainment categories.  It's messaging app named as WeChat entertain over 1 billion internet users. Tencent Music got listed on the New York Stock Exchange recently in the December of 2018.

9.    Jack Ma

Jack Ma has made one of the finest, and most inspirational example of achieving goals, and getting success through resilience, determination, honesty and loads of hard work. Starting from nothing to making a total of 37.3 billion USD net worth, he has presented himself as one of the examples businessmen in the whole world. He was an English teacher, and with the development of his idea of making a commercial group, he has become one of the leading businessmen we see today. Ma is the founder of Alibaba group that is among the giant e-commerce commercial business. In September of 2018, Ma has announced to be stepping out as the executive chairman of his founded firm, and hand it over to the current CEO Daniel Zhang.

10.    Michael Dell

Dell Technologies is not new to anyone who has ever used a laptop. Michael Dell is the CEO and chairman of this firm. This company came into being with the merger of Dell with the EMC in 2016. This Dell-EMC merger has been reported to be the biggest technology acquirement that has been ever made, with an estimated worth of 60 billion USD. Michael Dell has a net worth of 34.3 billion USD to be estimated in this year's list. Dell has donated a handsome amount of 1 billion USD in 2017 to his charity foundation. His major focus has to remain child poverty, and overall he has made over 1.5 billion USD as donations.

11.    Azim Premji

Indian have made amazing progress in the field of technology, and Azim Pirji's name is among the pioneers to give a boost to the Indian tech game. With the generation of 8.4 billion USD revenue his firm, Wipro is 3rd largest Indian outsourcer to date. Started business by managing his family business of cooking oil, he used his expertise, skills, and education gained from Stanford University and extended the business into the tech world. In silicon valley, there is an innovation center by Wipro that focuses on collaboration with the startups and development of innovations in the technological world.

12.    Zhang Yiming

Making in the top 20 richest people in the tech industry on the Forbes list, next up is Zhang Yimming. He has a net worth of 16.2 billion USD and is the chief executive of China's one of the leading, and the largest media content creating a platform, ByteDance. At the young age of 35 years, he had certainly made a fortune with his intelligence, brilliance in his work, passion, hard work and determination. He studied software engineering from Nankai University. He is not new to Forbes, as he was also listed in 2013's Forbes's list of 30 Under 30.

13.    William Ding

William Dang has a net worth of 14.7 billion USD and is the 81st richest person in the world. He is the CEO of Netease which is one of the largest internet gaming businesses.

14.    Shiv Nadar

another Indian billionaire businessmen making in the top 20 richest people in the tech industry on the Forbes list is Shiv Nadar. He is among the pioneers of embedding the tech seed in the biggest economy of India. He started his company with the name of HCL back in 1976 in his garage that mainly manufactured microprocessors and calculators. In the next three decades, Nadar used his amazingly brilliant innovative skills and turned it into an IT enterprise. With the net worth of 14.6 billion USD, he resides on the 14th spot among the tech giants while on the 82nd number on the richest people's list of the whole world.

15.    Colin Huang

Collin has the net worth of 13.5 billion USD and is 94th richest person on earth. He is CEO of Pinduoduo, a Chinese e-commerce website. He has graduated from the University of Wisconsin in Computer Sciences.

16.    Hasso Plattner and Family

Next in the 16th spot of the top 20 richest people in the tech industry on the Forbes list is Plattner and family with 13.5 billion USD net worth, and 94th richest people worldwide. He and his 4 fellows left IBM and launched their own German software company with the name of SAP. 

17.    Dietmar Hopp and Family

He has an estimated net worth of 13.4 billion USD and stands on the 17th spot here among the top 20 richest people in the tech industry on the Forbes list while being on the 96th spot overall. Along with four colleagues, he launched the SAP software company in Germany. He remained co-CEO of this company from 1988 to 1998 and became CEO till 2003.

18.    Zhang Zhidong

Zhang Zhidong is also known as Tony Zhang. He is a brilliant Chinese businessman and a genius tech revolutionist. He has been the 2nd largest shareholder as an individual for one of the Chinese gaming, internet and social media company, Tencent for 16 years. He retired from his position as CTO and co-founder of the same company in 2014. He is the 18th richest person on this list in the tech industry and holds 98th place overall. Zhang Zhidong has an estimated net worth of 13.3 billion USD as per recorded in February 2019.

19.    Eric Schmidt

Schmidt is an American businessman, a software engineer and has held the chair of Google for 14 years from 2001 to 2015. After that, he became chairperson of Alphabet Inc from for two years, 2015 to 2017. He worked for Google for 17 years overall and is now working as a technical advisor. Before working for Google, he was CEO of Novell in addition to being a chief technology officer at another firm, Sun Microsystems. Moreover, right after his end of tenure from Google, MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) announced his joining there as a visiting innovation fellow. With an estimated worth of 12.9 billion USD, Eric Schmidt is the 19th top richest person in the field of technology, and 101st overall.

20.    David Duffield

David Duffield is a great American businessman in the tech industry. The net worth of this genius old man is 11.8 billion USD as estimated this year in February. After hitting the big number of 40, he founded two software companies, one PeopleSoft and the Workday Inc. He sold the former company for 10.7 billion USD cash to Oracle in the year 2005. He founded Workday when he was 65 years old. This was a finance software and human resource firm. He is the chairperson of this company and owns 39% of this firm. Loving to donate to his animal charity named as Maddie's Fund, he gave his Bay Area estate to this fund. Additionally, he donated about 345 million USD to this animal charity and 200 million USD to Cornell University (his alma mater) along with other donations in September of 2018.

By Amna A. for Ezega Blogs

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