1. Jeff Bezos
Jeffrey Preston Bezos (born January 12, 1964)is an American internet entrepreneur, industrialist, media proprietor, and investor. Entrepreneur and e-commerce pioneer. Jeff Bezos is the founder and CEO of the e-commerce company Amazon, owner of The Washington Post and founder of the space exploration company Blue Origin.
His net worth is $190 bn.
2. Bill Gates
William Henry Gates III is an American business magnate, software developer, investor, and philanthropist. He is best known as the co-founder of Microsoft Corporation.
He dropped out of college to start Microsoft with his childhood friend Paul Allen. He married Melinda French in 1994 and they have three children. Today, Bill and Melinda Gates co-chair the charitable foundation bearing their names and are working together to give their wealth back to society.
Bill grew up in Seattle with his two sisters. His dad, William H. Gates II, is a Seattle attorney and one of the co-chairs of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. His late mother, Mary Gates, was a schoolteacher, University of Washington regent, and chairwoman of United Way International.
His net worth is $120bn
3. Mukesh Ambani
Mr. Mukesh Ambani (DIN 00001695) is a Chemical Engineer from the Institute of Chemical Technology, Mumbai (erstwhile the University Department of Chemical Technology, University of Mumbai). He pursued an MBA from Stanford University in the US.
He has been on the Board of Reliance since 1977. He initiated Reliance’s backward integration journey – from textiles to polyester fibres and further onto petrochemicals and petroleum refining, and going upstream into oil and gas exploration and production. He created multiple new world-class manufacturing facilities involving diverse technologies that have raised Reliance’s petrochemicals manufacturing capacities from less than a million tonnes to about 21 million tonnes per year.
His net worth is $80bn
4. Steve Ballmer
Steve Ballmer is the former CEO of Microsoft, the world’s biggest software maker. He stepped down in 2014 and remains a shareholder in the Redmond, Washington-based company, which makes the Windows operating system, the Xbox game console and Surface tablet computers. Ballmer also owns the L.A. Clippers basketball team.
The majority of Ballmer’s fortune is derived from an estimated 4% stake in Microsoft, the world’s biggest software maker. The company’s former chief executive officer is assumed to still own about 333 million shares of the company, which matches his reported stake in Microsoft’s 2014 proxy, the last time his stake was disclosed.
He’s collected about $10 billion from dividends and the sale of Microsoft shares, according to an analysis of Bloomberg data as of May 2020, and the value of his cash investments is based on these proceeds as well as taxes and market performance.
Ballmer purchased the Los Angeles Clippers basketball team in August 2014 for $2 billion. Another $2 billion has been deducted from his cash holdings to reflect charitable giving.
Peter Wootton, a spokesman for the Redmond, Washington-based company, said Ballmer declined to comment on his net worth.
His net worth is $77.7bn.
5. Larry Page
It was just five years since Page, then a 22-year-old graduate student at Stanford, was struck in the middle of the night with a vision. In it, he somehow managed to download the entire Web and by examining the links between the pages he saw the world’s information in an entirely new way.
What Page wrote down that night became the basis for an algorithm. He called it PageRank and used it to power a new Web search engine called BackRub. The name didn’t stick.
His net worth is $71.6bn.