Bill Gates has added $3 billion to his net worth, glueing his position as the world’s richest tech billionaire and again being the richest person in the world.
According to forbes Monday reports in its annual list of the world’s richest people, Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates is again the world’s richest person, with a net worth of $79.2 billion. Gates also topped Forbes’ list of the world’s richest tech billionaires, who together are worth $426 billion, representing an 11.6 percent jump over last year.
The Forbes list of tech billionaires is a veritable “who’s who” of industry giants. Oracle CEO Larry Ellison is in second place with $54.3 billion in personal wealth, followed by Amazon’s Jeff Bezos at $34.8 billion and Facebook co-founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg at $33.4 billion. Google co-founder Larry Page rounded out the top five tech billionaires with $29.7 billion in net worth. (Sergey Brin, Google’s other co-founder, wasn’t far behind, with a net worth of $29.2 billion.)