Microsoft's Bill Gates is worth an estimated $50bn
and chief software architect
Gates has once again topped the annual
Forbes list of the
wealthiest people with an estimated net worth of $50bn.
Paul Allen, Microsoft
co-founder and investor, claims fifth place with an estimated $22bn, and
Ballmer, Microsoft chief executive, comes in at number 24 with $13.6bn.
are ranked 26 and 27, with $12.9bn and $12.8bn respectively.
Yang did not do quite as well as their competitors, ranking 240 and 317 with
$2.9bn and $2.4bn respectively.
Omidyar's $10.1bn fortune lands him at number 43, while the company's first
Skoll, is ranked 114 with $5bn.
has amassed $4.3bn, ranking him at 147.
In the enterprise software segment,
Ellison remains king. His $16bn made him 15th in the overall list.
Premji, founder of the
Wipro software development
company is valued at $13.3bn, and
Plattner trails in 89th place with $6.4bn.
In the hardware sector,
Dell's investment in building the
Dell PC and server empire
landed him the 12th position and a net worth of $17.1bn.
Lee comes in at position 82 with $6.6bn, followed by
Apple chief executive
(ranked 140 at $4.4bn) and
Moore (ranked 181 at $3.7bn).