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This article was published on March 22, 2017

Tech billionaires are moving up on Forbes’ list of wealthiest people

Tech billionaires are moving up on Forbes’ list of wealthiest people
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Rachel is a writer and former game critic from Central Texas. She enjoys gaming, writing mystery stories, streaming on Twitch, and horseback Rachel is a writer and former game critic from Central Texas. She enjoys gaming, writing mystery stories, streaming on Twitch, and horseback riding. Check her Twitter for curmudgeonly criticisms.

Tech pays, it seems.

Forbes updated list of the richest people on the planet, and multiple tech company founders and executives were scattered throughout the list.

Bill Gates ($86 B) topped the list yet again — no surprise there. Also in the Top 10 are Amazon’s Jeff Bezos ($72 B), Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg ($56 B), and Oracle’s Larry Ellison ($52.2 B).

Other members in the top 100 include Larry Page and Sergey Brin, co-founders of Google; former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer; and Laurene Powell Jobs, chairman of the Emerson Collective and widow of Apple’s Steve Jobs.

According to the BBC, the grand total of tech billionaires on the list is 183, with a combined fortune $1 trillion.

In all, the list has bloated to include all 2.043 billionaires on the planet. The top 10 on the list all have fortunes in excess of $47 billion. If you have an hour to kill, you can view the full list of billionaires here.