Forbes releases list of 100 richest tech billionaires; Bill Gates tops the list

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Washington, Aug 6: Forbes magazine released its list of the 100 richest tech billionaires and the Microsoft founder Bill Gates topped the list.

On Wednesday, Aug 5, survey conducted by Forbes found that out of 100 billionaires, 51 are from US, 33 from Asia and 8 from Europe. [Bill and Melinda Gates world's wealthiest couple: Wealth-X]

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The magazine said that the net worth of 100 people amounted to $842.9 billion. [4 Indians among world's 100 most powerful women: Forbes]

Gates has an estimated worth of $79.6 billion while Oracle founder Larry Ellison has a net worth $50 billion.

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos was listed at number 3 with net worth of $47.8 billion. [India home to 56 of the world's 2000 powerful companies: Forbes]

Fourth slot was taken by the Facebook Co-founder Mark Zuckerberg with $41.2 billion worth.

Fifth position was grabbed by Google founders Larry Page ($33.4 billion) while Sergey Brin was at sixth number ($32.8 billion). [10 Indian firms among Forbes Asia Fabulous 50]

Chinese billionaire and Alibaba founder Jack Ma was at the seventh position with net worth of $23.2 billion.

Eighth position was grabbed by the former Microsoft chief executive Steve Ballmer, who has net worth of $22.7 billion.

At number nine was the widow of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs, Laurene Powell Jobs with $21.4 billion worth.

Number ten slot was occupied by computer company founder Michael Dell at worth of $19.4 billion.

25-year-old Snapchat founder Evan Spiegel, was the youngest in the list of richest billionaires, with $2.1 billion worth, while the 86-year-old Intel co-founder Gordon Moore has $6 billion of estimated worth.

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