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Lei Jun, the founder of Xiaomi has assests of $13.2 billion and managed ranked himself in 16th in the world and No 5 in the Asia

#Forbes, a name which is well known for its lists and rankings, including its lists of the #richest Americans (the Forbes 400) and rankings of world's top companies (the Forbes Global 2000). Recently they announced a top 100 richest tech billionaires' list. Just over half, or 51 people, are from the U.S.  Tech barons from Asia made a strong showing as well, with 33 people hailing from that region.  Eight people from Europe made the cut  a minimum net worth $2 billion. Two from the Middle East and one from Latin America. Forty of the 100 live in California. The net worth of the 100 people amounted to $842.9 billion, according to the magazine. The minimum net worth to make the top 100 was $2 billion.

        The legendary and founder of Microsoft -  Bill Gates who’s also the world’s richest man ranks number one among tech tycoons, with a net worth of $79.6 billion, trailed by Oracle founder Larry Ellison at $50 billion. The third richest on the list is Jeff Bezos, whose net worth shot up dramatically in July after surprised analysts and reported a rare profit for its second quarter. Amazon typically loses money.  Forbes pegs Bezos’ net worth at $47.8 billion, more than 90% of which lies in his 18% stake in Amazon.

        Alibaba founder Jack Ma was number seven with a worth of $23.2 billion, the wealthiest of 10 Chinese billionaires on the list followed by Tencent’s CEO Ma Huateng net worth at $161 billion.

        Lei Jun, the founder of Xiaomi has assests of $13.2 billion and managed to overcome the Korea’s giant Samsung chairman Lee Kun Hee ($10 billion)  and his son Lee  Jae Yong  ($7.6 billion). Lei Jun ranked himself in 16th in the world and No 5 in the Asia .
Lei Jun

Net Worth: $13.2 billion

Known by many as the Steve Jobs of China, black-jeans-and-t-shirt-wearing Lei Jun co-founded fast-growing mobile phone maker Xiaomi in 2010 with his friend and fellow billionaire Lin Bin. Xiaomi has become hugely popular because its phones offer the high power of rivals at a much lower price. A serial entrepreneur, he also chairs gaming company Kingsoft. Its spinoff, Cheetah Mobile, which provides mobile application software, went public in New York in May 2014. Another company backed by Lei, Internet services supplier Xunlei, went public on the Nasdaq in June 2014.  He also chairs U.S.-traded YY, a Chinese social site he co-founded. He sits on the board of Wuhan University, where he earned a BA in computer science in 1991.

        Altogether, the world’s 100 richest tech billionaires are worth $842.9 billion. Just seven women made the list, the wealthiest of whom is Laurene Powell Jobs, the widow of Steve Jobs, with an estimated net worth of $21.4 billion.

        Forbes said 94 of the tech moguls created their own companies, while three inherited their wealth, and three others inherited fortunes but have expanded them.


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