World’s richest tech billionaires

Forbes has released its 2016 World’s Billionaires List, which shows that Bill Gates is still the richest person in the world – with an estimated wealth of $75 billion.

Gates is followed by Spanish fashion businessman Amancio Ortega on $67 billion, with Berkshire Hathaway founder Warren Buffett in third place with $61 billion.

Here are the world’s richest technology billionaires, based on the Forbes 2016 World’s Billionaires List.


Bill Gates (Microsoft) – $75 billion

Bill Gates


Carlos Slim Helu (Grupo Carso) – $50 billion

Carlos Slim


Jeff Bezos (Amazon) – $45.2 billion

Amazon.com Chief Executive Officer Jeff Bezos speaks during a keynote speech with Amazon.com Chief Technology Officer Werner Vogels at the AWS Re:Invent conference at the Sands Expo in Las Vegas, Nevada November 29, 2012. REUTERS/Richard Brian


Mark Zuckerberg (Facebook) – $44.6 billion

Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook CEO


Larry Ellison (Oracle) – $43.6 billion

Co-founder and Chief Executive of Oracle Corporation, Larry Ellison introduces the company's latest SPARC servers at Oracle Conference Center in Redwood Shores, California March 26, 2013. REUTERS/Stephen Lam (UNITED STATES - Tags: BUSINESS SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY)


Larry Page (Google) – $35.2 billion

Google CEO Larry Page speaks during a press announcement at Google's headquarters in New York, in this file photo from May 21, 2012. Larry Ellison, the CEO and co-founder of software giant Oracle Corp, has accused Page, of acting "absolutely evil" as the two companies square off in a U.S. appeals court over a bitter lawsuit involving Google's Android operating system. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz/Files (UNITED STATES - Tags: SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY BUSINESS EDUCATION)


Sergey Brin (Google) – $34.4 billion

Google CEO Sergey Brin speaks at Google I/O 2012 Conference while wearing a Google Glass prototype


Steve Ballmer (Microsoft) – $23.5 billion

Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer gestures during his keynote address at the Microsoft Build conference in San Francisco, California June 26, 2013.


Jack Ma (Alibaba) – $20.5 billion

Jack Ma


Michael Dell (Dell) – $19.8 billion

Michael Dell


Paul Allen (Microsoft) – $17.5 billion

Paul Allen


Laurene Powell Jobs (Apple) – $16.7 billion

Laurene Powell Jobs


Ma Huateng (Internet services) – $16.6 billion

Ma Huateng


Azim Premji (Software) – $15 billion

azim premji


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