Thursday, March 15, 2012
Billionaires Index worldwide website (social media portal). Launched in year of 2004
Here's another Billionaires list. Bloomberg has started the Bloomberg Billionaires Index worldwide, the first daily global ranking of the richest (Billionaires) people in the world. The index is a dynamic measure of the world's wealthy based on changes in markets and the economy. And little surprising that the 'global rich list' is dominated by technology billionaires, men who have earned their billions from the technology-led businesses. In this Ranking Index over to the world's top 10 technology billionaires.
1. William Henry Gates III - Estimated net worth: 63.5 billion Dollar
William Henry Gates, popularly known as Bill Gates, is the co-founder of Microsoft corporation, the world's biggest software development us based company by sales. America's richest man-and its greatest living philanthropist-owns about 6 per cent of the technology giant, a stake that now represents about a quarter of his overall wealth. The rest of his fortune lies in Cascade Investment, Gates's private investment vehicle.
2. Lawrence Joseph Ellison - Estimated net worth: 38.1 billion Dollar
The bulk of Lawrence Joseph Ellison's (Larry Ellison) fortune comes from his 22.5 percent stake in Oracle, the world's III largest software company by sales. He owns a 49 per cent stake in software maker NetSuite, as well an interest in LeapFrog Enterprises.
He also probably has at least $4 billion in cash and other assets, including numerous real estate holdings.
3. Mark Elliot Zuckerberg - Estimated net worth: 21 billion Dollar
Zuckerberg is a co-founder and the chief executive of Facebook, the world's largest social media website (social media portal). Launched in year of 2004, the website has 845 million monthly active users-about 12 per cent of the world's population.
The company is poised for a public offering in the spring, an event that will likely add billions to Zuckerberg's net worth.
4. Larry Page - Estimated net worth: 19.2 billion Dollar
Larry Page co-founded Google inc (with Sergey Brin) and serves as its chief executive, a title he took in 2011. Together, Brin and Page own about 16 per cent of the search giant (recent market cap: $200 billion).
Page also oversees an investment portfolio, having sold more than $3 billion worth of Google stock since it went public in year of 2004.
5. Sergey Brin - Estimated net worth: 19.1 billion Dollar
With Google inc co-founder Larry Page, Sergey Brin owns about 16 per cent of the search giant (recent market cap: $200 billion). Brin, who stepped down as president of technology in 2011 to direct special projects, also oversees an investment portfolio, having sold more than $3 billion worth of Google stock since going public in 2004.
6. Azim Premji - Estimated net worth: 18.3 billion Dollar
Azim Premji owns 79 per cent of Wipro, India's third-largest software exporter company. Based in Bangalore, Karnataka, india, his technology company employs more than 100,000 people and has annual revenue of more than $7.2 billion. Premji also owns a private equity fund, PremjiInvest, which manages his $1 billion personal portfolio.
7. Jeff Bezos - Estimated net worth: 17.6 billion Dollar
Since launching his online bookseller in 1994, Amazon's founder and chief executive has turned the company into the biggest retailer on the web, with sales of more than $64 billion. In 2007, Bezos introduced the Kindle electron book reader, which is now Amazon's top-selling item. The company is also a leading provider of cloud computer services.
8. Steve Ballmer - Estimated net worth: 15.9 billion Dollar
Steve Ballmer became chief executive of Microsoft when Bill Gates stepped down from day-to-day management in January 2000. Since then, the exuberant Microsoft chief has struggled to keep the world's biggest software maker relevant in the age of Apple.
Microsoft stock, which hit its peak only days before Gates stepped down, has languished ever since.
9. Michael Dell - Estimated net worth: 15.1 billion Dollar
Michael Dell is the founder and chief executive of Dell, the world's third-biggest computer hardware manufacturer. He owns about 15 percent of the Round Rock (Tex.) company.
Through his New York investment firm, MSD Capital, Dell also controls a $10 billion portfolio that maintains investments in a number of different industries.
10. Paul Allen - Estimated net worth: 15 billion Dollar
Paul Allen co-founded Microsoft with Bill Gates, creating the most successful company of the personal computer era. Allen left the company in 1983, proceeding to diversify, with mixed success, into entertainment, cable companies, real estate, private equity, and energy plays. He is now pursuing space travel and brain research.
Note: The ranking based on figures of March 14