Forbes’s Top Tech Billionaires

In Forbes Magazine’s annual list of billionaires, which is out this week, tech heavyweights made a strong showing - 10 of the 50 richest people in the world come from what the publication defines as the technology sector.

Each year Forbes Magazine releases its list of the richest people in the world. Mexican telecommunication mogul Carlos Slim Helu and his family came in at the top spot overall with a net worth of $69 billion, and while Slim’s business is pretty techie in our eyes, Forbes separately carves out a list of tech company billionaires, and they aren’t far behind Slim. Overall, Forbes found 1,226 billionaires in the world with a combined wealth of $4.6 trillion.

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Bill Gates, co-founder and chairman of Microsoft.

Net worth: $61 billion

Tech ranking: 1

Overall ranking: 2

Larry Ellison, co-founder and CEO of Oracle.

Net worth: $36 billion

Tech billionaire ranking: 2

Overall ranking: 6

Sergey Brin, co-founder of Google

Net worth: $18.7 billion

Tech billionaire ranking: 3

Overall ranking: 24

Larry Page, co-founder and CEO of Google

Net worth: 18.7 billion

Tech billionaire ranking: 3

Overall ranking: 24

Jeff Bezos, founder, president and CEO of Amazon

Net worth: $18.4 billion

Tech billionaire ranking: 5

Overall ranking: 26

Mark Zuckerberg, founder, CEO of Facebook

Net worth: $17.5 billion

Tech billionaire ranking: 6

Overall ranking: 35

Michael Dell, founder, chairman and CEO, Dell Inc.

Net worth: $15.9 billion

Tech billionaire ranking: 7

Overall ranking: 41

Azim Premji, chairman of Wipro Ltd., and Indian software company

Net worth: $15.9 billion

Tech billionaire ranking: 8

Overall ranking: 41

Steve Ballmer, CEO of Microsoft Net worth: $15.7 billion

Tech billionaire ranking: 9

Overall ranking: 44

Paul Allen, co-founder, Microsoft

Net worth: $14.2 billion

Tech billionaire ranking: 10

Overall ranking: 48