These 2 Indians alone are worth $27 billion of tech billionaires’ list
Forbes declared its second annual list of the world’s 100 richest tech billionaires on Wednesday.
Indian origin reputed tech businesspersons, Azim Premji and Shiv Nadar featured at 13 and 17 ranks on the list.
Azim Premji with a net worth of $16.1 billion and Shiv Nadar with $ 11.7 billion combine a shared net worth of $27.8 billion.
The complete list of billionaires share a total net worth of $892 billion. This amount has grown 6% since 2015.
Premji, founder of Wipro, is India’s third largest outsourcer. He reported a 10% fall in net earnings to $304 million owing to sluggish sales.
Forbes stated that Nadar owes majority of his wealth to HCL group, as he helped cofound it.
The highest number of 51 tech billionaires were found to reside in USA, home to undefeated richest tech billionaire – Bill Gates.
These moguls account for a total of two-thirds of the group’s total wealth.
The first seven rank holders on Forbes list are all residents of the United States.
Second richest tech billionaire is the CEO and founder of Amazon, Jeff Bezos, followed by Mark Zuckerberg (age 32) who also happens to be the youngest member of the list.
The oldest man who ranks 30th on the list is Gordon Moore age 87, cofounder of Intel.
China ranked second on the Forbes list with 19 tycoons worth a combined $132.7 million.
Only five women rank among the world’s 100 richest in tech, two of whom, Zhou Qunfei and Lam Wai Ying, made their fortunes by manufacturing smartphone screens.
Zee Business looked at the tech list which featured many app and software developers.
Google founders, Larry Page, Sergey Brin, Eric Schmidt, David Cheriton and Andreas von Bechtolsheim come in at 5, 6, 19, 52 and 55 positions respectively.
Whatsapp founders, Jan Koum and Brian Acton ranked 23 and 38 on the list respectively.