Being a billionaire is the dream of most of the people of this world. It is possible through robust dedication, patience, and a good business strategy. Among the 20 wealthiest people in the world, nine of them are tech tycoons. We won’t be talking about all of them here, but this article includes the top 10 richest billionaires of the world of the present time and the net worth they own.
1. Jeff Bezos
The founder and CEO of Amazon, one of the greatest tech tycoons, Jeff Bezos has the net worth of $199.2 billion and has dominated the uppermost ranks of Forbes with number 1 position. It is one of the greatest achievements to him as the Coronavirus pandemic has not only dominated the world but the sales in the stock market have also plummeted. Bezos’ position was not changed even after transferring a quarter of his stake ($36.8 billion worth) on Amazon to his wife Mackenzie after the divorce agreement. The citizen of America, Jeff Bezos, had started Amazon Company in his garage in 1994. This e-commerce tech giant has dominated the world taking benefits of this pandemic as more people are shopping online. Bezos has also invested his capital heavily in space technology and is an owner of The Washington Post newspaper.
2. Bill Gates
The Microsoft co-founder, Bill Gates is a permanent fixture as the top rich list for the past 20 years. In March 2020, he announced that he has stepped down from the board of Microsoft which is the software company, he co-founded with Paul Allen in 1975 and lead as CEO until 2000. At present, he owns only 1% of Microsoft and focuses predominantly on his philanthropic work. According to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index, he has a net worth of $120 billion. Despite being profit Motive Company, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation is one of the world’s largest private charitable foundations.
3. Mark Zuckerberg
Mark Zuckerberg, founder of Facebook is among the top ten richest men in the world, standing in the third position. He started Facebook in 2004 at the age of 19, which is now one of the most popular social media applications around the world. This social network has somewhat 3 billion users and has become a go-to communication tool for people during the lockdown. Mark Zuckerberg is the youngest centi-billionaire (100 billion) and with the increasing hype of Facebook and Instagram, he might come to the highest position in a few years.
4. Bernard Arnault and family
Bernard Arnault is the wealthiest European in this list. The Frenchman has a net worth of $81.4 billion who has been left behind by Mark Zuckerberg in this list this time. He holds the fourth position in billionaires list from his business across an empire of more than 60 brands which also includes Louis Vuitton and Sephora.
5. Mukesh Ambani
The Indian business tycoon, Mukesh Ambani is the founder of Reliance Industries and has a net worth of $80.3 billion. He is an owner of the world’s largest oil refining complex. In addition, he has also a popular and influential telecom network in India. Recently, he has signed deals with networking companies, Facebook, and Google among big firms.
6. Steve Ballmer
The former CEO of Microsoft, who led the firm from 2000 to 2014, Steve Ballmer, has a net worth of $77.7 billion. His leadership and vision during a very tough time phase directed Microsoft towards sustainability and progress. He is the current owner of the company, Los Angeles Clippers NBA franchise.
7. Warren Buffett
Warren Buffett, popularly known as the Oracle of Omaha is one of the successful investors of the stock market. The son of a US Congressman was a Visionary from the early days of life, as he brought his first stock at the age of 11. He is now the CEO of Berkshire Hathaway which owns over 60 companies including some famous ones, Duracell, GEICO insurance, Dairy queen Restaurant, and has a net worth of $77.5 billion.
8. Larry Page
Larry Page is one of the co-founders of Google. Though Page left his role as CEO of Google parent Alphabet in the month of December, he stays as a board member. This year Page’s fortune has soared by $100 million since last year and has a worth $71.6 billion.
9. Elon Musk
Musk holds the ninth position in the chart of the world’s richest billionaires. He is the founder and CEO of SpaceX and Tesla company with $70.2 billion net worth.
10. Sergey Brin
Brin was one of the co-founders of Google, along with Larry Page. He has a net worth of $69.4 billion and until December 2019, Brin was the president of Alphabet Inc.
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