Forget The Mere Billionaires. Meet The MULTI-Billionaires Of Tech

steve jobs eric schmidt apple google

Yesterday, Forbes released its annual roundup of the richest people on the planet.

As usual, there were plenty of people on the list who built their fortunes in the tech sector.

The big news, of course, was that Microsoft founder Bill Gates lost the top spot. But the number one spot didn’t exactly go low-tech: the new richest man on earth is Carlos Slim Helu, a Mexican telecomm barron.

In fact, there are so many wealthy tech execs and entrepreneurs that we felt the need to raise the bar a little higher than Forbes does. Making one measely billion dollars off of the Internet just isn’t news anymore. Instead, we’ve compiled the multi-billionaires of tech.

Check out the richest men in tech >

James Balsillie

$2.3 billion
Research in Motion co-CEO

source: Forbes

//

Jeffrey Skoll

$2.4 billion
eBay, first employee and president

source: Forbes

John Tu

$2.5 billion
Kingston Technology cofounder

source: Forbes

David Sun

$2.5 billion
Kingston Technology cofounder

source: Forbes

John Sall

$3.4 billion
SAS cofounder

source: Forbes

Ray Dolby

$3.5 billion
Dolby founder

source: Forbes

Robin Li

$3.5 billion
Baidu cofounder and CEO

source: Forbes

Gordon Moore

$3.8 billion
Intel cofounder

source: Forbes

Mark Zuckerberg

$4 billion
Facebook founder and CEO

source: Forbes

Charles Ergen

$5.2 billion
EchoStar founder and CEO

source: Forbes

Pierre Omidyar

$5.2 billion
eBay founder

source: Forbes

Steve Jobs

$5.5 billion
Apple, cofounder and CEO

source: Forbes

Eric Schmidt

$6.3 billion
Google CEO

source: Forbes

Jeffrey Bezos

$12.3 billion
Amazon founder

source: Forbes

Paul Allen

$13.5 billion
Microsoft cofounder

source: Forbes

Michael Dell

$13.5 billion
Dell founder

source: Forbes

Steve Ballmer

$14.5 billion
Microsoft CEO

source: Forbes

Azim Premji

$17 billion
Wipro, Chairman

source: Forbes

Larry Page

$17.5 billion
Google cofounder

source: Forbes

Sergey Brin

$17.5 billion
Google cofounder

source: Forbes

Larry Ellison

$28 billion
cofounder and CEO, Oracle

source: Forbes

Bill Gates

$53 billion
Microsoft founder

source: Forbes

Carlos Slim Helu

$53.5 billion
Telmex, Telcel, and América Móvil CEO

source: Forbes

Business Insider Emails & Alerts

Site highlights each day to your inbox.

Follow Business Insider Australia on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Instagram.