There's a big difference between the wealthiest men and the wealthiest women in tech

Executives who made their fortunes in tech are some of the wealthiest people in the world.

Still, the men at the top are, as a whole, much wealthier than their female counterparts.

Using data from wealth intelligence firm Wealth-X and Forbes’ billionaire list, we’ve compared the respective net worths of the wealthiest men and wealthiest women in tech.

You’ll notice there’s a rather large gap. While the wealthiest woman in tech (HP CEO Meg Whitman) is worth $US1.3 billion, the wealthiest man (Bill Gates) is worth a whopping $US79.2 billion.

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