Forbes published a rating of 100 richest IT entrepreneurs in the world

    American magazine Forbes presented the ranking of the richest IT entrepreneurs in 2015.

    The rating was headed by Bill Gates. He is the richest man on the planet. This year, Gates' fortune is estimated at $ 79.6 billion. 13% of his money is invested in Microsoft shares . Over the past 21 years, he has become the richest man in the world 16 times according to Forbes.

    In second place is Oracle founder Larry Ellison. His fortune is $ 50 billion. Today he is the chairman of the board of directors and technical director of the company.

    Third place went to Jeff Bezos. 90% of its capital is held by Amazon shares. Due to the sharp increase in the company's market value, Bezos’s fortune has grown by $ 13 billion since the beginning of the year to $ 47.8 billion. Facebook

    founder Mark Zuckerberg closes the top five with $ 33.4 billion and Google founder Larry Page c $ 29.7 billion. Only one Russian is represented in the rating - co-owner of Mail.Ru Group and founder of DST Global funds Yuri Milner. It takes 62nd place with a fortune of $ 3.3 billion. The list of the richest IT entrepreneurs included 33 representatives from the Asia-Pacific region, 51 Americans, eight Europeans, two Israelis, and one Latin American. 40 out of 100 businessmen live and work in California.

    The aggregate fortune of the rating participants is estimated at $ 842.9 billion. The basis of their condition is assets in hard and software companies, social media, online casinos and high-tech production.

    The average age of the list is 53 years. 94 out of 100 made their fortunes by starting from scratch.

    Top-10 rankings version Forbes:

    1 Bill Gates, founder of Microsoft - $ 79,6 billion

    2 Larry Ellison, founder of Oracle - $ 50 billion

    3 Jeff Bezos, founder of Amazon - $ 47,8 billion

    4 Mark Zuckerberg, founder of Facebook - $ 33,4 billion

    5 Larry Page, Google co-founder - $ 29.7 billion;

    6 Sergey Brin, Google co-founder - $ 29.2 billion;

    7 Jack Ma, founder of Alibaba Group - $ 22.7 billion.

    8 Steve Ballmer, former Microsoft CEO - no accurate data.

    9 Lauren Powell Jobs, widow of Steve Jobs - $ 19.5 billion;

    10 Michael Dell, founder of Dell - $ 19.2 billion

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