Wednesday, August 23, 2017

"Wealth of the world's top tech entrepreneurs surpasses $1 trillion"

This is the post I was going for when the link immediately below popped up.
Despite the fact the technology has been a laggard in its development. a bit stodgy actually, I think Michael Bloomberg has a claim to a place on the tech list.
That would add something like $50 billion to the total.

The 10 richest tech billionaires in the world
Rank Name Worth
1 Bill Gates $84.5bn
2 Jeff Bezos $81.7bn
3 Mark Zuckerberg $69.6bn
4 Larry Ellison $59.3bn
5 Larry Page $43.9bn
6 Sergey Brin $42.7bn
7 Jack Ma $37.4bn
8 Ma Huateng $36.7bn
9 Steve Ballmer $32.9bn
10 Michael Dell $22.4bn

From City AM:
The collective wealth of the world's richest tech billionaires has surpassed an astonishing $1 trillion for the first time, new figures reveal.

The net worths of top tech entrepreneurs such as Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg and Jeff Bezos have rocketed by a combined 21 per cent over the past year to reach $1.08 trillion, according to Forbes newly released 100 richest people in tech list.

Microsoft founder Gates tops the list with $84.5bn, even after donating billions to charity, closely followed by Amazon founder and chief Bezos on $81.7bn. He earlier this year briefly surpassed Gates to take the top spot as not only the richest person in tech, but in the entire world.

Facebook founder and top boss Zuckerberg is in third position, ut was the list's biggest gainer this year, adding $15.6bn to his wealth thanks to the social network's rising stock price.

In fact the boom in tech wealth is down to rising tech stock across the board. Facebook has risen 44 per cent over the past 14 months, Microsoft's 46 per cent and Amazon's 27 per cent....MORE