A report released this week by Forbes has revealed the 100 richest people in the tech world. The chart below takes a look at the top ten from this list, revealing the sheer scale of wealth being created in this sector - tech, as recently highlighted by Statista, is the new oil.
Sitting on top of the pile is Bill Gates. With a net worth of 78 billion U.S. dollars, Gates is not only comfortably the richest man in tech, but also the richest man in the world. In second place is Jeff Bezos, the man behind Amazon who has according to Forbes now amassed a net worth of over 66 billion dollars. Rounding off the top three is Facebook founder and CEO, Mark Zuckerberg, with a total of 54 billion dollars.
While the list is dominated by US companies, Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba and its executive chairman Jack Ma make an appearance at place eight. In 2016, Ma has a net worth of almost 26 billion dollars. Not too far behind him is Tencent CEO, Ma Huateng with 22 billion dollars.