Elon Musk, Zuckerberg, Jeff Bezos: the richest people in technology in 2024, according to Forbes | Technology

Elon Musk, Zuckerberg, Jeff Bezos: the richest people in technology in 2024, according to Forbes | Technology
Elon Musk, Zuckerberg, Jeff Bezos: the richest people in technology in 2024, according to Forbes | Technology
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1 of 11 Musk, Zuckerberg and Bill Gates: why technology billionaires are ‘poorer’ in 2023 — Photo: Reproduction
Musk, Zuckerberg and Bill Gates: why technology billionaires are ‘poorer’ in 2023 — Photo: Reproduction

The growth of Jensen Huang, president of Nvidia, also draws attention: he had US$21 billion in 2023 and this number jumped to US$77 billion in 2024 (learn more about him).

2 of 11 Elon Musk wears a costume for model Heidi Klum’s Halloween party in New York — Photo: Evan Agostini/Invision/AP
Elon Musk wears a costume for model Heidi Klum’s Halloween party in New York — Photo: Evan Agostini/Invision/AP
  • Net Worth in 2023: US$180 billion
  • Net Worth in 2024: US$195 billion

Owner of X (former Twitter), Tesla and SpaceX, Elon Musk is today the second richest person in the world, behind only the Frenchman Bernard Arnault, president of the luxury group LVMH.

By 2023, Musk’s wealth had plummeted to $180 billion. According to Forbes, the drop that year was caused after he spent US$44 billion to acquire Twitter. The purchase caused Tesla shares to plummet, affecting his wealth.

Now, the South African’s wealth has reached US$195 billion.

3 of 11 Jeff Bezos, founder of Amazon, on June 6, 2019. — Photo: AP Photo/John Locher
Jeff Bezos, founder of Amazon, on June 6, 2019. — Photo: AP Photo/John Locher
  • Net Worth in 2023: US$114 billion
  • Net Worth in 2024: US$194 billion

Jeff Bezos, founder of the retail giant Amazon and once again the third richest man in the world, also saw his fortune jump from US$114 billion in 2023 to US$194 billion now in 2024.

Bezos was once the richest man in the world in July 2017 and between 2018 and 2021. He previously fell to fourth place, but returned to third on January 25, 2023, when the fortune of Indian Gautam Adani – previously third richer – fell.

4 of 11 Mark Zuckerberg — Photo: Reproduction / Instagram
Mark Zuckerberg — Photo: Reproduction / Instagram
  • Net Worth in 2023: US$64.4 billion
  • Net Worth in 2024: US$177 billion

In the case of Mark Zuckerberg, executive president of Meta (Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp), his wealth grew again, now reaching US$177 billion. Forbes recalls that “no one earned more, in terms of dollars, than Zuckerberg” in 2024.

According to the magazine, while Meta made layoffs over the past year and invested in artificial intelligence (AI), the company’s shares tripled, contributing to Zuckerberg’s wealth.

In 2014, he became the third richest man in the US technology sector. At the time, he had a fortune valued at US$34 billion.

5 of 11 Larry Ellison, founder of Oracle. — Photo: Oracle PR via Hartmann Studios
Larry Ellison, founder of Oracle. — Photo: Oracle PR via Hartmann Studios
  • Net Worth in 2023: US$107 billion
  • Net Worth in 2024: US$141 billion

Larry Ellison, co-founder of the software company Oracle, ranks fifth as the richest person on the planet. To give you an idea of ​​the evolution, the businessman was in eighth place on the list of the richest in 2022.

In the 2023 list, compared to other technology billionaires, Larry was already in a better situation, without registering a drop in wealth.

Like Musk, he invested in the automaker Tesla and served on the company’s board from 2018 until 2022.

6 of 11 Bill Gates said that fundamental changes will occur through artificial intelligence — Photo: Getty Images via BBC
Bill Gates said that fundamental changes will occur through artificial intelligence — Photo: Getty Images via BBC
  • Net worth in 2023: US$ 104 billion
  • Net Worth in 2024: US$128 billion

Bill Gates is another well-known name who also saw his wealth plummet in 2023. The Microsoft founder had $129 billion in 2022, $104 billion in 2023, and now $128 billion.

Gates was chief executive of Microsoft for 25 years, remained chairman until 2014 and left the board in 2020. He currently has investments in dozens of companies and is one of the largest owners of farmland in the US.

He was the richest person in the world between 1995 and 2017, with intervals in 2008, 2010 and 2013. He lost the position definitively when he was overtaken by Jeff Bezos.

7 of 11 Steve Ballmer — Photo: Personal archive
Steve Ballmer — Photo: Personal archive
  • Net worth in 2023: US$80 billion
  • Net Worth in 2024: US$121 billion

Steve Ballmer, former executive president of Microsoft, appears in the Forbes ranking in 10th place, with US$121 billion in wealth in 2024.

Ballmer led Microsoft from 2000 to 2014. After his departure, he focused on philanthropy, donating more than $2 billion to a donor-advised fund, according to Forbes.

8 of 11 Larry Page — Photo: Photo credit: niallkennedy on Visualhunt.com
Larry Page — Photo: Photo credit: niallkennedy on Visualhunt.com
  • Net Worth in 2023: US$79 billion
  • Net Worth in 2024: US$114 billion

Larry Page is the co-founder of Google and currently has a fortune of US$114 billion, a significant increase compared to the 2023 figure.

Page stepped down as CEO of Google’s parent company, Alphabet, in 2019, but remained a board member and controlling shareholder. Today, he is a founding investor in space exploration company Planetary Resources and funds flying car startups Kitty Hawk and Opener.

9 of 11 Sergey Brin, in photo from June 27, 2012 — Photo: Paul Sakuma/AP Photo
Sergey Brin, in photo from June 27, 2012 — Photo: Paul Sakuma/AP Photo
  • Net Worth in 2023: US$76 billion
  • Net Worth in 2024: US$110 billion

Founder of Google alongside Page, Sergey Brin is another highlight, with his fortune reaching US$110 billion in 2024. Brin stepped down as president of Alphabet (owner of Google) in December 2019, but continued as controlling shareholder and member of the advice.

Fleeing anti-Semitism, Brin migrated from Russia to the United States at age 6. He is, today, one of the richest immigrants in the country.

10 of 11 Michael Dell — Photo: Reproduction/X
Michael Dell — Photo: Reproduction/X
  • Net Worth in 2023: US$50 billion
  • Net Worth in 2024: US$91 billion

Michael Dell is the founder of the company bearing his name, Dell Technologies. The company was founded in 1984 in a university dormitory and, today, is one of the highlights in the computing sector.

Just like his colleagues, Michael is richest in 2024, with a net worth of $91 billion. In 2020, he had US$22 billion in his pocket. It then advanced to $55 billion in 2022 and fell again last year to $50 billion.

11 of 11 Jensen Huang, founder of technology company NVIDIA. — Photo: Reproduction/Instagram/NVIDIA
Jensen Huang, founder of technology company NVIDIA. — Photo: Reproduction/Instagram/NVIDIA
  • Net Worth in 2023: US$21 billion
  • Net Worth in 2024: US$77 billion

Born in Taiwan, Jensen Huang is the co-founder of Nvidia, a chip and semiconductor manufacturer that has become a darling on the North American stock market thanks to the investments it has made in AI.

Huang has been president of the company since its founding in 1993. And the empire has now made him the 20th richest person in the world in the Forbes general rankings.

To give you an idea of ​​the evolution, in 2022, Huang had wealth valued at US$20 billion. This number jumped to US$21 billion in 2023 and is now at US$77 billion.

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