1. BILL GATES
Bill Gates is an American investor, inventor, businessman, and philanthropist. He is among the best known innovators in the PC revolution. Gates is the former CEO and current chair of Microsoft Corporation. Depsite being criticized for his business strategies, Gates still ranks among the richest men in the planet. His net value: $67.2 billion.
2. LAWRENCE ELLISON
Lawrence Ellison, better known as “Larry Ellison”, is an American business tycoon, chief executive and co-founder of one of the premier software companies in the world, Oracle Corp. Ellison dropped out of the University of Illinois after two years and is now one of the richest businessmen in the world. His net value: $43.1 billion.
3. JEFF BEZOS
Jeff Bezos is the founder and chief executive officer of Amazon. He is a businessman who played a key role in the boom of electronics commerce. Bezos worked for a few firms after graduating from Princeton University. He established Amazon in 1994. He is behind the success of the Kindle e-book reader. His net value: $25.3 billion.
4. LARRY PAGE
The internet magnate is popular as the co-founder of Google Inc. He replaced Eric Schmidt as CEO in April 2011. Page invented PageRank, which became the pillar of the search ranking algorithm of the company. Page has invested billions in YouTube, Google Chrome, and Android, apart from search and online advertising. His net value: $23.1 billion.
5. SERGEY BRIN
Sergey Brin is the co-founder of Google, along with Larry Page. He finished his PhD in Computer Science at the Stanford University and has been actively involved in the development of Google Glass and other high-tech concepts. His net value: 22.7 billion.
6. MICHAEL DELL
Michael Dell is the founder and CEO of Dell Inc., one of the biggest sellers of PCs in the globe. Dell ranks among the planet’s wealthiest men in Forbes Billionaire list. It was recently reported that Michael Dell had offered to make the company private to the tune of $24.5 billion, the biggest acquisition since the Great Recession. His net value: $15.3 billion.
7. STEVE BALLMER
Steve Ballmer is the chief executive officer of Microsoft Corporation. He has been CEO of the company since 2000. Next to Roberto Goizueta, Ballmer was the second man to become a billionaire in US dollars, based on stocks received as a worker of a company in which he was neither a founder nor related to a founder. His net value: $15.2 billion.
8. PAUL ALLEN
Paul Allen is the co-founder of Microsoft Corp and has a multi-billion dollar investment which includes real estate holdings, tech firms, and shares in other media, content and tech companies. He also owns two professional teams in sports. His net value: $15.2 billion.
9. MARK ZUCKERBERG
Mark Zukerberg is a well-known online entrepreneur who co-founded Facebook, the popular social networking site. Zuckerberg is the chair and CEO of Facebook Inc. The self-made tycoon is ranked among the most influential and richest men in the globe. His net worth: $13.4 billion.
10. AZIM PREMJI
Azim Premji is a business magnate from India who chairs the Wipro Ltd. Premji owns 80 percent of the company and also owns PremjiInvest, a private equity fund, which manages his $1 billion portfolio. His net value: $11.3 billion.