Microsoft's Gates, Oracle's Ellison Top List of Richest People in Tech

By Nathan Eddy  |  Posted 2013-03-06 Print this article Print
Bill Gates Is the Richest Man in Tech, Again

Bill Gates Is the Richest Man in Tech, Again

The man who helped create Microsoft in his garage (and was at one time the world's richest man) has to now settle for the richest man in the technology world, with a net worth of $67 billion.
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Lists compiling the richest people in the world seem to have two effects—either stoking envy and jealousy, or inspiring people to dedicate themselves to one day joining that exclusive club. Forbes' annual billionaires list is perhaps the best known of all these types of lists, and their most recent compilation is a mouth-dropping display of incredible wealth. But where do the leaders of the tech world place? As our world becomes more interconnected and dependent on technology, it stands to reason that the leaders in computer manufacturing, software development and Web search will continue to accumulate their billions. Many of the names on the list are familiar, such as Microsoft founder Bill Gates, who once again leads it with a clear financial advantage, while the youngest person in the ranks, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, is known as much for his unconventional CEO fashion sense as he is for his billions. Here's a look at the top 10 richest players in the tech industry, and don't let it get you down. Gates started Microsoft in his garage, remember?


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