Technology entrepreneurs continue to be a staple category among Forbes’ annual list of the world’s wealthiest individuals.
In the top 20, there are the founders of Google, Sergey Brin (19th) and Larry Page (17th), who combine for a net worth of more than $64 billion, as well as Amazon’s Jeff Bezos, whose net worth is nestled between theirs (18th) at $32 billion.
Larry Ellison, the man behind Oracle, is way up there: at number five, Ellison is worth a cool $48 billion. And who can forget Bill Gates, who has returned to his spot as world’s richest man with a net worth of $76 billion. While Gates isn’t super active in tech anymore, he’ll probably always be known first as the creator of Microsoft.
Others still include Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg and Sheryl Sandberg, Microsoft’s Steve Ballmer, and Dell’s Michael Dell.
Amazingly, though, Forbes doesn’t offer “Technology” as a filter for its list—yet offers categories like “gaming,” which are more specific, and “politics,” which only lists a single person ranked 731st.
In Canada, there isn’t a single billionaire who’s a tech founder since BlackBerry’s Mike Lazaridis and Jim Balsillie fell off the list after the smartphone maker’s shares tanked.