The 101 Richest Internet Entrepreneurs

And...(How They Did It)


I’m VERY excited to announce the release of the all-new 101 Internet Entrepreneurs Rich List 2019?


We analyzed the richest on line millionaires to answer the question:


Who and why they are making it, right now?


Find someone in your niche and find out what is working in 2019 and what isn’t.


Maybe you’ll be featured here next year.


Let’s dive right in.

Jeffrey Preston Bezos

1. Jeffrey Preston Bezos

Business: Amazon
Net Worth: $141.3 billion USD
Started: 1994

Jeff Bezos mini biography

Jeff was born January 12, 1964, aged 54. Jeff is a retail entrepreneur, philanthropist, investor as well as being known for his technology. He is American. The king of online retail and is most famous as being the founder and chairman of Amazon, the world’s largest on-line retailer.  He named “Amazon” after the Amazon River, because it began with the letter “A”.

Bezos founded Amazon in his garage in 1994, after writing up its business plan on a trip from New York to Seattle and is now worlds richest person with w net worth over $141.3 billion.

Jeff other business interest include  aerospace company Blue Origin, The Washington Post he purchased  for US $250 million in 2013 for cash and  a number of other business interest via his venture capital fund, Bezos Expeditions.

Mark Elliott Zuckerberg

2. Mark Elliott Zuckerberg

Business: Facebook
Net Worth: $74.7 billion
Started: 2004

Mark Zuckerberg mini biography

College dropout, Mark Zuckerberg was born May 14, 1984 age 34 needs no introduction, love him or hate him he still holds the social media crown.  The American technology entrepreneur is the founder and Chairman of Facebook with an estimated worth of US $74.7 billion, and, according to Forbes, is rated as being number 5 on their rich list.

Just six days after the launch of Facebook, three Harvard seniors, accused Mark Zuckerberg of deliberately  misleading them that he was building them a social network called, where the original idea came from.  Zuckerberg ended settling was for 1.2 million Facebook shares.

The Zuckerberg’s are philanthropists  and pledged to give away 99% of their wealth estimated over $60 billion.

Mark Zuckerberg and Facebook have had their fair share of lawsuits and scandals one of the biggest Fake News and Cambridge Analytica Scandal leading up to the 2016 U.S election.  Makes you wonder if the CIA have had a helping hand, looming in the background – What are your thoughts?

Lawrence "Larry" Joseph Ellison

3. Lawrence "Larry" Joseph Ellison

Business: Oracle
Net Worth: $ 56.9 billion
Started: 1977

Larry Ellison mini Biography

Larry Ellison was born August 17, 1944 is a US-based businessman and co-founder and Chairman of Oracle.  Another college drop out who has changed the world, co founding Oracle l in 1977, the database vendor.

Ellison is ranked by Forbes as the sixth richest person in the world and as the third-richest American with a fortune worth $56.9 billion

Larry has signed The Giving Pledge and donated 1% of all of his total wealth to good causes.

Ellison has also been successful in the world of yachting. He is also an aircraft pilot and owns a couple of military jets.

Lawrence Edward Page

4. Lawrence Edward Page

Business: Google
Net Worth: $ 53.3 billion
Started: 1998

Larry Page mini Biography

Larry Page was born March 26, 1973 needs no introduction. American was born computer scientist, entrepreneur in the internet world and is the co-founder, alongside Sergey Brin of Google. He invented PageRank, Googles search ranking algorithm and is the CEO of Google’s holding company which is Alphabet Inc.

Page, helped by family and friends scraped money enough to buy some servers and rented the famous garage in Menlo Park, which is where they started out.

The original domain name was “Googol,” derived from the number one with a hundred zeros after it

Page is ranked by Forbes as the ninth-weathiest person in the world, worth $53.3 billion.

Sergey Mikhaylovich Brin

5. Sergey Mikhaylovich Brin

Business: Google
Net Worth: $ 51.8 billion
Started: 1998

Sergey Brin mini Biography

Sergey Brin was born August 21, 1973 again needs no introduction.  Russian computer scientist, living in America, who co-founded Google alongside Larry Page. Brin is the President of Alphabet Incorporated, the parent company of Google. He  is ranked the 13th-richest person in the world. He’s worth a staggering $51.8 billion

Brin’s philosophy – “knowledge is good, and better than ignorance”,  which is summed up in Google’s mission statement.

Brin met Larry at Stanford University and disagreed on most subjects. Even today, they remain close friends and soul mates.

Ma Yun (AKA Jack Ma)

6. Ma Yun (AKA Jack Ma)

Business: Alibaba
Net Worth: $ 42.7 billion
Started: 1999

Jack Ma mini Biography

Ma Yun was born October 15, 1964.  Chinese business entrepreneur who slso goes by the name of Jack Ma. Founder and Chairman of famous ecommerce company Alibaba.

After college, Ma got rejected by 30 different jobs and was told ‘you’re not good enough’ by most of the people who interviewed him.  One of the jobs he applied for was KFC. Twenty-four people applied and twenty-three were accepted. Ma was the only person that was rejected.

He applied for Harvard Business School (HBS) 10 times a and was rejected every time.

Jack Ma is Asia’s 3rd richest person and the 20thth richest person on the planet according to Forbes.

Ma famously used to ride his bicycle 70 miles to give tourists tours in order to of practice his English for nine years.

Ma struggled initially to go to a college as he couldn’t pass the entrance exam; however, he finally passed it after four years.

Ma Huateng (AKA Pony Ma)

7. Ma Huateng (AKA Pony Ma)

Business: Tencent
Net Worth: $ 45.6 billion
Started: 1998

Ma Huateng mini biography

Ma Huateng was born on October 29, 1971. A Chinese IT entrepreneur, Pony Ma is the president , CEO, board member and founder of Tencent.  Tencent Inc., which is said to be the biggest gaming and entertainment conglomerate in the world. It is also Asia’s highest valued company.

Huateng is Asia’s richest man, and the 14th wealthiest person in the world; worth $45.6 billion.

Ma’s first job was in charge of the developing software for Pagers, earning just $176 per month.

Ma Huateng’s philosophy is: “Ideas are not important – execution is" - I think we can all learn a lot by that!!

Masayoshi Son

8. Masayoshi Son

Business: SoftBank
Net Worth: $ 21.3 billion
Started: 1981

Masayoshi Son mini Biography

Masayoshi Son was born August 11, 1957 and is a Japanese entrepreneur, founder and Chairman of SoftBank.

Son is the most wealthiest men in Japan and is worth US $21.3 billion, despite being well known for losing the largest amount of money ever known, in the dot-com crash back in 2000. He lost approximately $70 billion.

In 2011, following the nuclear catastrophe at Fukushima Daiichi, Masayoshi Son slammed the nuclear industry, who created “the issues that trouble Japanese people today”. As a result, he invested heavily in a national solar energy network for the whole of Japan.

Azim Hashim Premji

9. Azim Hashim Premji

Business: Wipro
Net Worth: $ 17.3 billion
Started: 1945

Azim Premji mini biography

Azim Premji was born 24 July 1945, is known as the Czar of the Indian information technology industry. He is the chairman founder and of Wipro Limited. He is known as being in the top 20 most powerful men in the world.  Wipro is a global leader in its industry of software.

Premji is the second richest person in Asia and is worth $17.3 billion.

Azim signed up to  The Giving Pledge, pledging to give away half of his fortune, starting with a $2.2 billion donation to his foundation, “Azim Premji”, which focus on education in India.

Ding Lei (AKA William Ding)

10. Ding Lei (AKA William Ding)

Business: NetEase
Net Worth: $ 18.3 billion
Started: 1997

Ding Lei mini biography

Ding Lei was born on 1 October 1971.William Ding, as he is known by is the Chief Executive Officer and founder of the company (known as NetEase).  He was one of the major influencers in China for computer networks. He currently invests in real estate.

Ding is worth $18.3 billion, and ranked #52 on Forbes‘s billionaires list.

In 2012, Ding branched NetEase’s activities out into pork production. In May 2017, venture capital firm Sinovation Ventures, US-based Meituan-Dianping, and Alibaba competitor JD, invested a total of US$23 million into the farm.

Robin Li

11. Robin Li

Business: Baidu
Net Worth: $ 15.2 billion
Started: 2000

Robin Li mini biography

Robin Li, sometimes known as Li Yanhong, was born 17 November 1968.  A Chinese Web entrepreneur, and was educated at The Peking University where he learnt Information Management. He later went on to earn a Bachelors of Science Degree.

Li is worth $15.2 billion, and ranked #17 on Forbes’s richest people in the Tech industry list.

On top of that, Li is a member of the 12th Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference.

Stephen Cohen

12. Stephen Cohen

Business: Point72 Asset Management
Net Worth: $ 14 billion
Started: 1992

Stephen Cohen mini biography

Stephen Cohen was born 11 June 1956. An American hedge fund manager, investor and philanthropist..

After he went to Wharton, Cohen got a job in Wall Street. He was a junior trader and eventually managed a portfolio worth $75 million.

Stephen Cohen is also an avid art enthusiast, and has an art collection with pieces from Picasso and Andy Warhol which is estimated to be worth over $1 billion.

He founded Point72 Asset Management as well as S.A.C Capital Advisors and has a net worth of $14 billion.

Shiv Nadar

13. Shiv Nadar

Business: HCL
Net Worth: $ 13.7 billion
Started: 1976

Shiv Nadar mini biography

Shiv Nadar was born 14 July 1945 and is an industrialist from India.

He is also a benefactor and founder and chairman of HCL.

He also focuses his efforts on the Shiv Nadar Foundation, an educational system in India.

Nadar gained a pre-university degree in the American College, Madurai with a degree in Electrical and Electrical Engineering from PSG College of Technology Coimbatore.

In 2008, the government of India awarded Nadar with a Padma Bhushan, which is the third highest civilian award, for his contribution to the IT industry.

Nadar is worth $13.5 billion, and ranked #18 on Forbes’s richest people in the Tech industry list.

Dustin Moskovitz

14. Dustin Moskovitz

Business: Facebook
Net Worth: $ 15.5 billion
Started: 2004

Dustin Moskovitz mini biography

Dustin Moskovitz was born 22 May 1984. His father was a psychiatrist and practiced in Florida, and his mother was a teacher and artist.

He is an American Web business owner who was reported in March 2011 by Forbes to be the youngest self-made billionaire in history, on the basis of his 2.34% share in Facebook.

He co-founded Facebook with Mark Zuckerberg, Eduardo Saverin, Andrew McCollum and Chris Hughes.

In 2008, he left Facebook to set up Asana with Justin Rosenstein.

Dustin has invested in several companies including Quora, Asana, Vicarious, Path, Flipboard, NationBuilder, Organizer, and several others.

Moskovitz is worth $15.5 billion, and ranked #19 on Forbes’s richest people in the Tech industry list.

Hasso Plattner

15. Hasso Plattner

Business: SAP SE
Net Worth: $ 14.2 billion
Started: 1972

Hasso Plattner mini biography

Hasso Plattner was born 21 January 1944. A German entrepreneur. Co-founding SAP SE, a software company. Since May 2003, he took on the role of chairman of the supervisory board.

Plattner is worth $14.2 billion, and is ranked #20 on Forbes’s richest people in the Tech industry list. 

He has also received numerous honours for his dedication to economics as well as scientific research. In addition, he received a Leadership Award for Worldwide Integration to the “technological guru” which gave him a place in their Hall of Fame, that honours people that promote Germany’s social and economic development.

Zhang Zhidong

16. Zhang Zhidong

Business: Tencent
Net Worth: $ 15.6 billion
Started: 1998

Zhang Zhidong mini biography

Zhang Zhidong, age 45 also known by the name of Tony Zhang. He is a Chinese entrepreneur, co-founder of Tencent, the famous Chinese Internet company. He is the former CTO of Tencent, as well as being the second-largest shareholder.

He went to Shenzhen College with fellow billionaire Ma Huateng of Alibaba.

Zhidong is worth $15.6 billion, and ranked #21 on Forbes’s richest people in the Tech industry list.  

Liu Qiangdong

17. Liu Qiangdong

Business: 43JD. Com
Net Worth: $ 11 billion
Started: 1998

Liu Qiangdong mini biography

Liu Qiangdong was born 14 February 1974. He is also known as Richard Liu. He is an internet entrepreneur from China.

He is the creator of (otherwise known as Jingdong Mall). Hi is one of the most respected leaders in e-commerce in China.

Qiangdong is worth $11 billion, and ranked #25 on Forbes’s richest people in the Tech industry list.

Liu’s wife Zhang Zetian, also known as sister milk tea, has helped to build up the fashion and luxury portfolios of which is Alibaba’s biggest rival in China.

She has become china’s youngest female billionaire at the age of 24; according to Chinese business magazine New Fortune, making the magazine’s yearly ranking of the top 500 richest people in China.

Jan Koum

18. Jan Koum

Business: WhatsApp
Net Worth: $ 9.3 billion
Started: 2009

Jan Koum mini biography

Jan Koum was born 24 February 1976, is an American computer programmer and internet inventor.

Both Koum and Acton first applied for jobs Facebook but failed. Following on from that he purchased an iPhone and soon recognized that the then, seven-month-old App Store was about to generate an entire new industry of applications.

He is the CEO and co-founder of WhatsApp (with Brian Acton), a mobile messaging application which was acquired by Facebook Inc. in February 2014 for US$ 19.3 billion.

He decided upon the name WhatsApp, as it sounded very similar to “What’s Up”.

Koum is  worth $9.3 billion, and ranked #28 on Forbes’s richest people in the Tech industry list.  

Pierre Omidyar

19. Pierre Omidyar

Business: Ebay
Net Worth: $ 11.1 billion
Started: 1995

Pierre Omidyar mini biography

Pierre Omidyar was born 21 June 1967. He is a French-was born, Iranian-American entrepreneur. He is known for creating the Ebay marketplace where he served as chairman from 1998 to 2015.

Omidyar is worth $11.1 billion, and ranked #29 on Forbes’s richest people in the Tech industry list.  

Omidyar and his wife Pamela are well-known humanitarians that founded the Omidyar Network. Omidyar has been associated with online writing since 2010 as the head of investigative reporting and public affairs news service.

Omidyar and his wife, Pamela, who lived in Henderson Nevada, now live on the beautiful island of Hawaii.

James Goodnight

20. James Goodnight

Business: SAS Institute
Net Worth: $ 10.2 billion
Started: 1976

James Goodnight mini biography

James Goodnight was born 6 January 1943. He is an American software developer and businessman. He, and a number of other faculty members from the North Carolina State University decided to leave in 1976 to co-found the SAS Institute.

From the moment of establishment, he served as the firm’s CEO. His management and leadership style has created a multibillion-dollar organization, which has been studied by many other academics and organizations.

Goodnights family consists of three children, all of whom do not wish to continue the SAS legacy!

Goodnight is worth $10.2 billion and ranked #30 on Forbes’s richest people in the Tech industry list. 

Eduardo Saverin

21. Eduardo Saverin

Business: Facebook
Net Worth: $ 11.2 billion
Started: 2004

Eduardo Saverin mini biography

Eduardo Saverin was born 19 March 1982. He is from Brazil and is an Angel Investor and Internet Entrepreneur.

Saverin is among the co-founders of Facebook.  In his junior year at Harvard, he met Mark Zuckerberg, also a fellow Harvard undergraduate. The two of them launched Facebook.

Saverin was the business manager and CFO. Owning 53 million Facebook shares (around 0.4% of all shares). He has invested in new businesses such as Jumio and Qwiki.

In 2016, Saverin’s fund closed initial deals of over $140 million in Asia, including $30 million in up and coming regional logistics startup.

Saverin is worth $11.2 billion and ranked #27 on Forbes’s richest people in the Tech industry list.  

Joseph Tsai

22. Joseph Tsai

Business: Alibaba
Net Worth: $ 11.2 billion
Started: 1999

Joseph Tsai mini biography

Joseph Tsai was born in 1964 and is a Taiwanese-Canadian businessman. He is the founder and vice chairman of Alibaba. He is also President of the Crimson Group, chairman of the football club Rakuten Vissel Kobe, chairman of Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra, and also a board participant of Lyft.

He went to high school at the Lawrenceville College and went to Yale University where he played lacrosse.

He is worth $11.2 billion and ranked #31 on Forbes’s richest people in the Tech industry list.   

David Duffield

23. David Duffield

Business: PeopleSoft
Net Worth: $ 8.7 billion
Started: 1987

David Duffield mini biography

David Duffield was born in 1941. He is an American businessman, working within the software industry. He is the founder and previous chairman of PeopleSoft, the co-founder as well as co-CEO of Workday, Inc.

Duffield is also known for his philanthropic activities on behalf of animals. In 1994, Duffield and his wife, Cheryl, established Maddie’s Fund, and has made headlines by announcing to pledge his entire $8.7 billion fortune to his animal charity, rather than his family!

Duffield is worth $8.7 billion and ranked #33 on Forbes’s richest people in the Tech industry list.  

Hiroshi Mikitani

24. Hiroshi Mikitani

Business: Rakuten
Net Worth: $ 7.1 billion
Started: 1997

Hiroshi Mikitani mini biography

Hiroshi Mikitani was born 11 March 1965. He is a Japanese billionaire and the owner and founder of Rakuten. In 1996, Mikitani started considering various service models and also chose to launch an online shopping mall.

At the time, only Netscape was around as Amazon was just being launched. Google didn’t even exist then. Mikitani established the ecommerce business, MDM, Inc. with three co-founders introducing the on-line marketplace Rakuten Ichiba in Japan.

The business was later renamed Rakuten, Inc. Since it’s early beginnings as a tiny online marketplace, to a giant e-commerce store as it’s known today.

Mikitani is worth $.7.1 billion and ranked #33 on Forbes’s richest people in the Tech industry list. 

Garrett Camp

25. Garrett Camp

Business: Uber
Net Worth: $ 4.8 billion
Started: 2009

Garrett Camp mini biography

Garrett Camp was born 4 October 1978, is an Investor and businessman from Canada. Whilst still at school, he created a web-discovery platform called StumbleUpon. In 2009, he co-founded the famous company Uber.

Camp married his childhood sweetheart Jordan Wyman on 3rd June 2017. 

Garrett occasionally buys and also suggests brand-new startups. Formerly Garrett bought SoundTracking, Prism Skylabs,PSDept and WillCall.

Garrett was also an investor in Behance, prior to it being taken over by Adobe.

Brian Acton

26. Brian Acton

Business: WhatsApp
Net Worth: $ 6.3 billion
Started: 2009

Brian Acton mini biography

Brian Acton was born 17 February 1972. He is from America and is the co-founder (along with Jan Koum) of WhatsApp a mobile messaging application which was bought by Facebook Inc.

With parents from a working middle class background, it was in fact Brian’s mother who told him to try his hand at business and had always been a pillar of strength throughout the ups and downs at the beginning of his career.

Acton is worth $6.3 billion and ranked #38 on Forbes’s richest people in the Tech industry list. 

He went to Stanford College and studied computer science. In 1992, he ended up being a systems manager for Rockwell International, prior to becoming tester at Apple Inc. as well as Adobe Systems.

Kwon Hyuk-Bin

27. Kwon Hyuk-Bin

Business: Smilegate
Net Worth: $ 4.2 billion
Started: 2002

Kwon Hyuk-Bin mini biography

Kwon Hyuk-Bin was born in 1973. He started Smilegate and it developed into one of the most successful gaming businesses in South Korea. Working alongside with Chinese company Tencent, it launched it’s most well-known game called CrossFire.

Kwon is worth $4.2 billion and ranked #39 on Forbes’s richest people in the Tech industry list.
The Smilegate Foundation was set up and Kwon has developed schools in both Vietnam and China. These schools offer education in IT, amongst other subjects.

Kwon also has a 100% stake in Smilegate Holdings which is the largest shareholder of SundayToz, the Korean mobile game developer.

Gabe Newell

28. Gabe Newell

Business: Valve
Net Worth: $ 5.5 billion
Started: 1996

Gabe Newell mini biography

Gabe Newell was born 3 November 1962. His nickname is Gaben and is an American entrepreneur and computer programmer. He is most famous for being the co-founder and president of Valve Corporation, a video game development and distribution company.

Gabe was born in Seattle, and in the early 80’s studied at Harvard University. He dropped out and started working for Microsoft where he spent ten years working on some of Microsoft’s early operating systems.

Gabe Newell married his wife Lisa Mennet in 1996, and went on to have two sons, the identity of which has been kept secret.

He is worth $5.5 billion and ranked #43 on Forbes’s richest people in the Tech industry list.

Andy Bechtolsheim

29. Andy Bechtolsheim

Business: Google
Net Worth: $ 7.2 billion
Started: 1998

Andy Bechtolsheim mini biography

Andy Bechtolsheim was born 30 September 1955 is a self-made billionaire. He is from Germany and is an investor, electrical engineer and entrepreneur.

Co-founder of Sunlight Microsystems and became the company’s chief hardware designer.

His first product was the Sun-1. This included the Stanford CPU board style with improved memory development. It also wore a sheet-metal case. Later that year, the Ethernet interface made by Bechtolsheim was replaced by a commercial board from 3Com.

He is worth $7.2 billion and ranked #44 on Forbes’s richest people in the Tech industry list.

Ralph Dommermuth

30. Ralph Dommermuth

Business: 1 & 1 Internet
Net Worth: $ 6.1 billion
Started: 1988

Ralph Dommermuth mini biography

Ralph Dommermuth was born 19 November 1963. He leads on of Germany’s biggest Internet access providers, United Internet AG. This serves small to medium sized businesses and homes as well as web hosting, email services and storage.

He launched 1&1 Back in 1988.

Dommermuth trained as a banker, prior to changing his career to sales.

He is Germany’s only internet billionaire as well as the nation’s youngest self-made billionaire. He married his wife Judith Berger who’s a model, and he also has a son from a previous marriage.

Dommermuth is worth $6.1 billion and ranked #46 on Forbes’s richest people in the Tech industry list.

Travis Kalanick

31. Travis Kalanick

Business: Uber
Net Worth: $ 4.8 billion
Started: 2009

Travis Kalanick mini biography

Travis Kalanick was born 6 August 1976 is an American businessman. He is the founder of the file sharing company Red Swoosh. He is also the former CEO of transportation network business Uber.

In 2014, he entered the Forbes list of the 400 wealthiest Americans, at position 190. Kalanick started out with an online file-exchange service called Scour.

Although this isn’t official news, it has been reported that Travis Kalanick didn’t take a salary while he was at Uber. The majority of his net worth comes from his equity stake of 10% which is valued at approximately $5 billion.

Kalanick is worth $4.8 billion and ranked #48 on Forbes’s richest people in the Tech industry list.

David Cheriton

32. David Cheriton

Business: Google
Net Worth: $ 6.5 billion
Started: 1998

David Cheriton mini biography

David Cheriton was born 29 March 1951 is from Canada. He specializes in computer science, he is a mathematician, entrepreneur, humanitarian, and a business investor. He was educated at the University of Waterloo and British Columbia.

He is worth $6.5 billion, and ranked #50 on Forbes’s richest people in the Tech industry list.

He is a computer science professor at Stanford University. He founded and runs the Distributed Systems Group. He has actually founded and invested in modern technology businesses, including Google, where he was one of their first investors.

Kim Jung-Ju

33. Kim Jung-Ju

Business: Nexon
Net Worth: $ 6.9 billion
Started: 1994

Kim Jung-Ju mini biography

Kim Jung-Ju was born 22nd February 1968 is a Korean entrepreneur who co-founded Korea’s largest gaming company, Nexon. He owns NXC, which is the 20-year-old holding company of Nexon.

He studied at Seoul National University and obtained a Bachelor of Arts in computer science and engineering. He also has a masters and PhD in computer science and electronic engineering when he studied at the Institute of Science and Technology in Korea.

He is married to Yoo Jung Hyun, and has two children.

He is worth $6.9 billion and ranked #51 on Forbes’s richest people in the Tech industry list.

David Filo

34. David Filo

Business: Yahoo!
Net Worth: $6 billion
Started: 1995

David Filo mini biography

David Filo was born 20 April 1966 is an American businessman and the founder of Yahoo! alongside Jerry Yang. In 1994, both he and Jerry co-created website called “Jerry and David’s Guide to the World Wide Web”. This was a directory listing other websites. It later became “Yahoo!”

David Filo married Angela Buenning, who is both a teacher and photographer by profession. They remain very private when it comes down to their personal life, and Angela is involved together with David in the support of different charities and organizations.

He is worth $6 billion and ranked #53 on Forbes’s richest people in the Tech industry list.

Rony Abovitz

35. Rony Abovitz

Business: Magic Jump
Net Worth: $ 4.50 B
Started: 2010

Rony Abovitz mini biography

Rony Abovitz was born 1971 is an American business owner. He is the founder and Chief Executive Officer of Magic Leap.

In October 2017, Magic Leap joined up with Madefire, an online comic book publisher.

Before Magic Leap, Abovitz co-founded MAKO Surgical Corporation which is a company that manufactured robotic arm assistance platforms.

Rony Abovitz is worth $4.5 billion.

Mark Scheinberg

36. Mark Scheinberg

Business: PokerStars
Net Worth: $ 4.8 billion
Started: 2001

Mark Scheinberg mini biography

Mark Scheinberg was born in 1973 is an Israeli-Canadian businessman. He is the founder and previously the co-owner of PokerStars, the online gambling company.

Mark founded PokerStars together with his father, Isai Scheinberg, who is a qualified computer programmer. His father also worked for IBM Canada as a senior programmer.

It was in June 2014 that Rational Group Ltd, PokerStars parent company was sold to Amaya Video Gaming Group of Canada for $4.5 billion. Scheinberg was CEO and also 75% shareholder of Rational, which, also owned Full Tilt Poker.

He is worth $4.8 billion and ranked #55 on Forbes’s richest people in the Tech industry list.

Marc Benioff

37. Marc Benioff

Business: Salesforce
Net Worth: $6 billion
Started: 1999

Marc Benioff mini biography

Marc Benioff was born 25 September 1964 is an American internet entrepreneur as well as an author. He is the founder, CEO and chairman of Salesforce, one of the most well-known cloud computing company’s in the world.

Marc Benioff is married to Lynnie Benioff, and they live with their two children in San Francisco, California. In March 2018, Benioff announced that he would be donating 1 million USD to ‘March For Our Lives’, a charity to help protect children, of which he is very passionate about.

He is worth $6 billion and ranked #56 on Forbes’s richest people in the Tech industry list.

Yusaku Maezawa

38. Yusaku Maezawa

Business: Zozotown
Net Worth: $ 3.8 billion
Started: 1998

Yusaku Maezawa mini biography

Yusaku Maezawa was born 22 November 1975 is a Japanese businessman and a known contemporary art collector. He started his business called the Start Today Company back in 1998, and Zoszotown, the online fashion retail website, in 2004.

Yusaka is an art collector, and is best known for his record breaking purchase of a Basquiat for $110.5 million.
He is worth $3.8 billion and ranked #59 on Forbes’s richest people in the Tech industry list.

Start Today had moved to an online platform, had started selling clothes, and had become a public company.

Joe Gebbia

39. Joe Gebbia

Business: Airbnb
Net Worth: $ 3.8 billion
Started: 2006

Joe Gebbia mini biography

Joe Gebbia was born 21 August 1981 and is a US-based designer and online businessman. He co-founded Airbnb and became Chief Product Officer.

He attended Brookwood High School in Snellville, Gwinnett County, Georgia, and graduated from the Rhode Island School of Design where he achieved a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Graphic Design and Industrial Design.

In 2007, he and his friend Chesky started their own business together. As their landlord had increased their rent, it gave them the idea of renting out airbeds in their apartment to attendees at a local conference. This is where the name comes from. AirBed & Breakfast.

He is worth $3.8 billion, and ranked #65 on Forbes’s richest people in the Tech industry list.

In 2009, Gebbia was listed in BusinessWeek’s Top 20 Best Young Tech Entrepreneurs.

Nathan Blecharczyk

40. Nathan Blecharczyk

Business: Airbnb
Net Worth: $ 3.8 billion
Started: 2008

Nathan Blecharczyk mini biography

Nathan Blecharczyk was born in 1984 is a US-based entrepreneur who is the co-founder and chief strategy officer of Airbnb. Formerly, the company’s first chief technology officer.

He is worth $3.8 billion and ranked #65 on Forbes’s richest people in the Tech industry list.

Later Blecharczyk collaborated with Brian Chesky and Joe Gebbia and started Airbnb. He is the chief technology officer and coded the company’s original website using Ruby on Rails.

Brian Chesky

41. Brian Chesky

Business: Airbnb
Net Worth: $ 3.8 billion
Started: 2008

Brian Chesky mini biography

Brian Chesky was born 29 August 1981. A former bodybuilder and is a US internet entrepreneur who co founded the popular service Airbnb. He is worth $3.8 billion and ranked #65 on Forbes’s richest people in the Tech industry list. Chesky is now the CEO of the firm and belonged to Time’s “100 Most Significant People of 2015”.
Denise Coates

42. Denise Coates

Business: 50Bet365
Net Worth: $4.7 billion
Started: 2000

Denise Coates mini biography

Denise Coates was born 26 September 1967 is an English businesswoman, creator and joint chief executive of the online betting company Bet365.

While working in a shed on a parking lot near one of her shops, she spent a year producing a new online betting site.

She is worth $4.7 billion, and ranked #69 on Forbes’s richest people in the Tech industry list.

Teddy Sagi

43. Teddy Sagi

Business: Playtech
Net Worth: $ 3.4 billion
Started: 1999

Teddy Sagi mini biography

Teddy Sagi was born in 1972 and is a formerly London based entrepreneur. He created the gambling software company Playtech. He also own’s the famous London’s Camden Market.

Unfortunately, Sagi was sentenced to 9 months in prison in 1996 for “grave deceit, bribery and insider trading”, after being found guilty of manipulating bond prices in Israel. He is now a major shareholder in SafeCharge Playtech and owns 6.3% of the company Playtech, which he founded in 1999.

He is worth $3.4 billion and ranked #69 on Forbes’s richest people in the Tech industry list.

Rishi Shah

44. Rishi Shah

Business: Outcome Health
Net Worth: $ 3.6 billion
Started: 2006

Rishi Shah mini biography

Rishi Shah was born 1986 is an US billionaire who created Outcome Health. He owns 80% of the company.
He is worth $3.6 billion and ranked #69 on Forbes’s richest people in the Tech industry list.

Following a funding round with CapitalG, Pritzker Group, Goldman Sachs and others invested $600 million into Outcome Health. This gave it a valuation of $5.6 billion.

This is the biggest single funding round, since Groupon raised $950 million in it’s 5th round of funding, back in 2011.

Yuri Milner

45. Yuri Milner

Net Worth: $ 3.7 billion
Started: 1999

Yuri Milner mini biography

Yuri Milner was born 11 November 1961 is a Russian entrepreneur, physicist and venture capitalist. Milner is Russia’s most influential investor in technology as the creator of investment firm Digital Sky Technologies now called Group and DST Global.

He owns one of the most expensive houses in Los Angeles and was estimated to have cost him $100 million.

He is worth $3.7 billion and ranked #72 on Forbes’s richest people in the Tech industry list.

With DST Global, Milner is an investor in Twitter, Facebook, Spotify, Groupon, , Alibaba, WhatsApp, Zynga, ZocDoc, AirBnB, Planet Labs, Flipkart,, Xiaomi, OlaCabsHabito, Wish and a lot more.

Judith Faulkner

46. Judith Faulkner

Business: Epic Systems
Net Worth: $ 3.6 billion
Started: 1979

Judith Faulkner mini biography

Judith Faulkner was born August 1943 and is the founder of Epic Systems. This company is a healthcare software company based in Wisconsin. It was originally called Human Services Computing and established in 1979.

Judith’s husband Dr Gordon Faulkner also belongs to the medical health sector.

She is worth $3.6 billion and ranked #73 on Forbes’s richest people in the Tech industry list.

Robert Cornelius Murphy (Bobby Murphy)

47. Robert Cornelius Murphy (Bobby Murphy)

Business: SnapChat
Net Worth: $3.1 billion
Started: 2011

Bobby Murphy mini biography

Bobby Murphy was born 19 July 1988 and is an American engineer and internet entrepreneur. He is the co-founder and also the CTO of the American Multinational innovation and social media sites company Snap Inc., which he developed (as Snapchat Inc.) along with Evan Spiegel and Reggie Brown while they were studying at Stanford University.

Bobby’s father grew up in America, and his mother in the Philippines. His father Richard Cornelius Murphy, Jr. works for the state of California. He is as a government employee of English, Irish, and Scottish descent.

He is worth $3.1 billion and ranked #76 on Forbes’s richest people in the Tech industry list.

Evan Spiegel

48. Evan Spiegel

Business: SnapChat
Net Worth: $ 3.1 billion
Started: 2011

Evan Spiegel mini biography

Evan Spiegel was born 4 June 1990 is an American online businessman. He is the founder and Chief Executive Officer of the American multinational innovation and social media business Snap Inc., which he created (as Snapchat Inc.) with Bobby Murphy and Reggie Brown while they were studying at Stanford University.

Evan Spiegel’s parents Melissa Ann Thomas and John W. Spiegel are both lawyers. He came from a very affluent family, and as a teenager he would receive a weekly allowance of $250. His parents later divorced.

He is worth $3.1 billion and ranked #76 on Forbes’s richest people in the Tech industry list.

Wang Xing

49. Wang Xing

Business: Meituan
Net Worth: $ 4.1 billion
Started: 2010

Wang Xing mini biography

Wang Xing was born 18 February 1979 and is the co-chair of Meituan-Dianping, a company created by Groupon-like group, buying site Meituan and Yelp-like

He is also an investor in, an online movie ticketing business in China.
He studied at Tsinghua University where he received an electronic engineering bachelor’s degree and at the University of Delaware, he received a master’s in computer engineering.

Xing is worth $4.1 billion and ranked #76 on Forbes’s richest people in the Tech industry list.

Reid Hoffman

50. Reid Hoffman

Business: LinkedIn
Net Worth: $ 3.3 billion
Started: 2002

Reid Hoffman mini biography

Reid Hoffman was born 5 August 1967 is a US based online businessman, investor and writer. Hoffman was the co-creator and executive chairman of LinkedIn.

He grew up in Berkeley, where his parents were both Lawyers.

Currently, he is a partner at Greylock Partners, a venture capital firm. He was the executive vice president of PayPal, before it was sold to eBay, in 2001 for $1.5B. Shortly after the sale of PayPal, Hoffman became a successful angel investor in Silicon Valley.

Hoffman is worth $3.3 billion and ranked #76 on Forbes’s richest people in the Tech industry list.

Shi Yuzhu

51. Shi Yuzhu

Business: Giant Interactive
Net Worth: $ 1.99 billion
Started: 2004

Shi Yuzhu mini biography

Shi Yuzhu was born September 1962 is a Chinese businessman and software program engineer.

Chairman of the Board and also CEO of Giant Interactive. This is one of China’s most successful online video game businesses.

He is worth $1.99 billion and considered as one of the richest people in the online business world.

Jia Yueting

52. Jia Yueting

Business: Le. com
Net Worth: $ 3.8 billion
Started: 2004

Jia Yueting mini biography

Jia Yueting was born 6 February 1973 and is the former Chief Executive Officer of LeSports was also founded by him, which is a subsidiary of

He was the biggest shareholder of the company Coolpad Group. And former owner of Sinotel Industries, a company in Singapore.

Jia’s wife Gan Wei, who is also known as Vivian Gan, is a Chinese actress and also the founder of LeYoung Pictures which produced the hit web series Go Princess Go.

He is worth $3.80 billion and considered as one of the richest people in the online business world.

Barry Diller

53. Barry Diller

Business: Expedia
Net Worth: $ 3.3 billion
Started: 1996

Barry Diller mini biography

Barry Diller was born 2 February 1942 and is a US entrepreneur. He is currently the Senior Executive and Chairman Expedia Inc.and IAC/InterActiveCorp. He is also the media executive that was responsible for the creation of Fox Broadcasting Company and USA Broadcasting.

Barry Diller has been outspoken regarding Donald Trump, branding his presidency as a joke.

He is also a member of the Television Hall of Fame, when he was inducted in 1994.

He is worth $3.3 billion and considered as one of the richest people in the online business world.

Peter Thiel

54. Peter Thiel

Business: Paypal
Net Worth: $ 2.5 billion
Started: 1998

Peter Thiel mini biography

Peter Thiel was born 11 October 1967 and is an American venture capitalist, political activist, philanthropist, author and entrepreneur.

Born in Germany, he also holds a German Citizenship.

He co-founded Paypal back in 1999, where he was CEO. He stayed there until eBay bought them out. Before this, he was a judicial clerk.

When he left PayPal, he set up a global macro hedge fund business called Clarium Capital. He also launched an analytical software company in 2004 called Palantir Technologies, and continues to serve as their chairman today.

He is worth $2.5 billion, and considered as one of the richest people in the online business world.

Michael Rubin

55. Michael Rubin

Business: Kynetic
Net Worth: $ 3 billion
Started: 2011

Michael Rubin mini biography

Michael Rubin was born 1972 is an US based entrepreneur. He is the Chief Executive Officer of Kynetic, which is a direct-to-consumer e-commerce business, which he established in 2011.

He is also the Executive Chairman to three companies; Rue La La, which is a flash sales site, Fanatics, the leading online seller in the world that sells licensed sports merchandise; and a members only service for online shoppers, ShopRunner.

He previously founded GSI Commerce, before selling it to eBay in 2011.

In October 2011, Michael Rubin bought a minority share in the Philadelphia 76ers basketball team, and then two years later bought shares in the New Jersey Devils Hockey team for $320 million

He is worth $3 billion and considered as one of the richest people in the online business world.

56. Bob Parsons

Business: GoDaddy
Net Worth: $ 2.7 billion
Started: 1997

Bob Parsons mini biography

Bob Parsons was born 27 November 1950 and is a billionaire. He founded the GoDaddy Group including domain registrar, reseller registrar Wild West Domains and also Blue Razor Domains.

He sold 70% of GoDaddy, in 2011 and resigned as the CEO. Then in 2014, he stood down as Executive Chairman. He is currently on GoDaddy’s board.

Parsons owns 28 percent of the company and holds the largest share. He is also a humanitarian.

He is worth $2.7 billion and considered as one of the richest people in the online business world.

Scott Cook

57. Scott Cook

Business: Intuit
Net Worth: $ 3.9 billion
Started: 1983

Scott Cook mini biography

Scott Cook was born 1952. He co-founded Intuit. Since 1983, he has been a director as well as chairman of the executive committee. He is also a director of both Proctor & Gamble and eBay.

Cook’s career began at Proctor & Gamble and this is where he learnt about marketing, market research and product development. He later moved to Bain and Company, where he was a strategic consultant.

He launched Intuit, which offers online products and software that helps small companies and people to manage their finances.

He has a bachelor’s degree in both Math’s and Economics.

Cook is married to Signe Ostby. She has worked for both Procter & Gamble, and Clorox before launching a Software Publishing Company.

He is worth $3.9 billion, and considered as one of the richest people in the online business world.

Scott Farquhar

58. Scott Farquhar

Business: Atlassian
Net Worth: $ 4.5 billion
Started: 2002

Scott Farquhar mini biography

Scott Farquhar was born December 1979 and was born in Australia. He is a billionaire.

Co-founding the software company Atlassian, he is also the CEO. His business partner is Mike Cannon-Brookes.
Scott Farquhar has bought the most expensive house in Australia, setting a record for the mansion for the Sydney Point Piper property.

Cannon-Brookes and Farquhar were identified for their achievements as the Australian IT Expert of the Year honor in 2004. He is also a teacher at the College of New South Wales’ School of Computer Science and Engineering.

He is worth $4.5 billion and considered as one of the richest people in the online business world.

Jerry Yang

59. Jerry Yang

Business: Yahoo!
Net Worth: $ 2.8 billion
Started: 1994

Jerry Yang mini biography

Jerry Yang was born 6 November 1968 and is an American Internet entrepreneur and computer programmer. He is one of the owners and also previous Chief Executive Officer of Yahoo! Inc. After leaving Yahoo! he ended up being an advisor to modern technology start-ups and an investor through his company, AME Cloud Ventures.

Yang is currently married to Akiko Yamazaki and they have two children together. She is the Director of the Wildlife Conservation Network.

AME (noticable “ah-meh”) has actually supplied funding to over 50 startups, including Evernote, Tango, Wattpad and a Chinese traveling site called Shijiebang.

Yang met Alibaba creator Jack Ma during Yang’s initial trip to China. Several months later, Ma created Alibaba. There is a photo of the two of them by the Great Wall of China, which still hangs today in Alibabas office in Hangzhou.
In 2014, Yang re-joined the board of Alibaba.

He is worth $2.8 billion and considered as one of the richest people in the online business world.

Michael Cannon-Brookes

60. Michael Cannon-Brookes

Business: Atlassian
Net Worth: $4.5 billion
Started: 2002

Michael Cannon-Brookes mini biography

Michael Cannon-Brookes was born November 1979 and is an Australian billionaire; the creator and co-CEO of the software firm Atlassian. He started the company with Scott Farquhar.

Michael is married to Annie Todd and they have 4 children together and live in Sydney’s suburbs.

He is likewise a good teacher at the University of New South Wales’ College of Computer Science and Engineering. In 2009, Cannon-Brookes was honoured by the World Economic Online Forum as a Young Global Leader.

He is worth $4.5 billion and considered as one of the richest people in the online business world.

Sam Yagan

61. Sam Yagan

Business: OkCupid
Net Worth: $ 2.4 bilion
Started: 1999

Sam Yagan mini biography

Sam Yagan was born 10 April 1977 and is an American Internet Entrepreneur. He co-founded OkCupid, a dating website.

He later sold his company in 2011 for $50million, and became CEO of in 2012.
He is also the CEO of

Sam’s wife is his high school sweetheart Jessica Droste Yagan.

He was listed at TIME Magazine’s ‘100 Most Influential People in the World’, in 2013 and is worth $2.4 billion.

Sean Parker

62. Sean Parker

Business: Napster
Net Worth: $ 2.6 billion
Started: 2009

Sean Parker mini biography

Sean Parker was born 3 December 1979 and is a philanthropist and American entrepreneur. He is the co-founder of Napster, the file-sharing computer service. He was the very first president of Facebook.

He also started Plaxo, Airtime, Causes, as well as Brigade, a civic engagement online platform.

In 2010, he invested $15million USD into Spotify, and he is now believed to be worth $2.6 billion.

Sean Parker together with his wife Alexandra want to end cancer as we know it, by changing the model for funding medical research.

Gil Shwed

63. Gil Shwed

Business: Check Factor
Net Worth: $ 2.7 billion
Started: 1993

Gil Shwed mini biography

Gil Shwed was born 5 July 1967 is an Israeli software application engineer, innovator and entrepreneur. He is the CEO and co-founder of Check Point Software Technologies Ltd, among Israel’s biggest technology companies and the globe’s biggest pure-play cybersecurity businesses.

Shwed created Check Point together with his good friend from the military, Shlomo Kramer, as well as Marius Nacht, whom which he worked with at Optrotech.

Now, he is worth $2.7 billion and considered as one of the richest people in the online business world.

Kavitark Ram Shriram

64. Kavitark Ram Shriram

Business: Google
Net Worth: $ 2.1 billion
Started: 1998

Kavitark Ram Shriram mini biography

Kavitark Ram Shriram was born January 1957. Born in India, he is now an American businessman.

He is one of the first ever investors in Google as well as being a founding board member.

Earlier on in his career, he went to as their officer in 1988.

Before going to Amazon, he was on the executive team at Netscape.

Shriram worked in Amazon in August 1998, when Amazon bought Junglee, an online shopping site which Shriram was in charge. Before Junglee and, Shriram was a member of the Netscape executive team.

Kavitark is married to Vidjealatchoumy “Vijay” Shriram, and have two daughters, both of which studied at Stanford. The couple have also served on the Stanford’s Parents Advisory Board dating back to 2006.

Now he has a net worth of $2.1 billion.

James H. Clark

65. James H. Clark

Business: Netscape
Net Worth: $ 2.1 billion
Started: 1999

James H. Clark mini biography

James H. Clark was born 23 March 1944. He is a computer scientist as well as being an American entrepreneur. He established a number of well-known Silicon Valley modern technology firms, including Silicon Graphics, Inc., Netscape Communications Firm, myCFO, and also Healtheon.

From 1979 to 1984, James Clark was an associate professor of electrical engineering at Stanford.

His research work which was computer graphics, steered him into developing systems of 3D computer images.

In 1999, he launched myCFO, a firm developed to help rich Silicon Valley people manage their money.

Now, he’s worth $2.1 billion.

David Karp

66. David Karp

Business: Tumblr
Net Worth: $ 200 million
Started: 2007

David Karp mini biography

David Karp was born 6 July 1986. He is the founder as well as Chief Executive Officer of the blogging platform Tumblr.
He started his success as a trainee under Fred Seibert, where he designed the studio’s initial blog platform and also conceived, wrote, and modified their very first web video clip network, Channel Frederator.

Karp’s total net worth is $200 million, and has been valued at $800 million, according to Forbes.

Eric Lefkofsky

67. Eric Lefkofsky

Business: Groupon
Net Worth: $ 2.1 billion
Started: 2008

Eric Lefkofsky mini biography

Eric Lefkofsky was born September 1969. He is an American business owner. Co-founding Tempus. He is also their CEO.

He is also chairman and co-founder of Groupon, as well as co-founder of ECHO (Echo Global Logistics), Mediaocean, INWK (InnerWorkings) and Uptake.

He is also one of the creators of the Chicago-based venture capital company, Lightbank. In addition, he produced an online business called Starbelly that concentrated on promotional products.

Eric Lefkofsky has donated millions of dollars of his own money toward cancer research, and is now behind a new startup which wants to use a smarter approach in the race to cure cancer.

He is worth $2.1 billion and considered as one of the richest people in the online business world.

Reed Hastings

68. Reed Hastings Also Known As (Wilmot Reed Hastings Jr.)

Business: Netflix
Net Worth: $4 billion
Started: 1997

Reed Hastings mini biography

Reed Hastings was born 8 October 1960 and is an American entrepreneur. He is one of the creators and ceo of Netflix. He also sits on the boards of Facebook as well as a number of non-profit organizations.

Reed studied and graduated from a private school in Cambridge, he then joined the Bowdoin College and studied mathematics. He also went on to serve in the Marine Corps officer training, through their Platoon Leader Class of 1981.

Hastings’ very first job was at a company called Adaptive Innovation, where he created a device for debugging software. Hastings belongs to the Technology Network, which is a political network of business executives who promote growth, technology and innovation.

He is also a humanitarian and serves a number of charitable companies. Now, he’s worth $4 billion.

Jack Dorsey

69. Jack Dorsey

Business: Twitter
Net Worth: $4.9 billion
Started: 2006

Jack Dorsey mini biography

Jack Dorsey was born 19 November 1976. He is an American computer programmer as well as an Internet entrepreneur. He is most famous for co-founding Twitter. He is current their CEO.

He is also the co-founder of a mobile payments company known as Square.

Stone, Williams, alongside Noah Glass co-founded the company Obvious Corporation, which then spun off Twitter Inc. with Dorsey as the CEO.

Dorsey, and Jim McKelvey developed a small business platform that accepted credit and debit card payments on a mobile device – Square.

One of Jack Dorsey’s quotes is “Success is never accidental”.

Now, he has a total net worth of $4.9 billion.

Claus Wellenreuther

70. Claus Wellenreuther

Business: SAP SE
Net Worth: $ 1.83 B
Started: 1971

Claus Wellenreuther mini biography

Claus Wellenreuther was born in 1935 and is a German entrepreneur and founder of software firm SAP SE. He left IBM then joined his former IBM colleagues Hasso Plattner, Dietmar Hopp, Hans-Werner Hector as well as Klaus Tschira to establish the software application firm “Systeme Anwendungen und Produkte in der Datenverarbeitung”, also knows as SAP AG.

Wellenreuther was mostly in charge of the architecture and the concept of the SAP R/2 financial accountancy module and now he has a net worth of $1.83 billion.

Michael Morhaime

71. Michael Morhaime

Business: Blizzard Entertainment
Net Worth: $ 1.8 billion
Started: 1991

Michael Morhaime mini biography

Michael Morhaime was born 3 November 1967 and is president and co-founder of Blizzard Entertainment, a computer game developer based in Irvine, California. This is owned by Activision Blizzard.

Morhaime was Vice President of Blizzard Entertainment, Inc., which is a subsidiary of Activision Blizzard, Inc. He was also on the executive board at Vivendi Games, in 1999 when Blizzard Entertainment, Inc. came to be a subsidiary of Vivendi Games.

He is worth $1.8 billion and considered as one of the richest people in the online business world.

Stewart Butterfield

72. Stewart Butterfield

Business: Slack
Net Worth: $ 1.69 billion
Started: 2013

Stewart Butterfield mini biography

Stewart Butterfield was born in 1973 and is a Canadian businessowner and entrepreneur. He is from Poland originally. He is most known for being the co-founder of Flickr, the photo-sharing site and Slack, the team messaging app.

Butterfied was married to his Flickr co-founder Caterina Fake from 2001 to 2007 and have one daughter together.

In 2000, Butterfield set up a company called, with a friend. After that, he became a freelance web designer. Butterfield also established a competition for website designers known as the 5K competition which is aimed at designing a website under 5 kilobytes.

His total net worth is $ 1.69 billion.

Kris Gopalakrishnan

73. Kris Gopalakrishnan

Business: Infosys
Net Worth: $ 1.91 billion
Started: 1981

Kris Gopalakrishnan mini biography

Kris Gopalakrishnan was born 5 April 1955 and is one of its 7 founders of Infosys, a global consulting and IT services company in India. He is the executive vice chairman (former chairman).

He was voted to be the President of India’s apex industry chamber Confederation of Indian Industry for the year 2013-14. In 2014 he co-founded Axilor Ventures, which is a capital venture platform for up and coming entrepreneurs.

Kris is one of the largest donors to the institute of science in Bangalore where he contributed 40 million USD into developing a Centre for Brain Research.

He also released the 5th edition of IBETO organized yearly by Govt. Design University, Kochi On March 8, 2016, Gopalakrishnan.

He is said to be worth $1.67 billion.

Todd Wagner

74. Todd Wagner

Business: Broadcast
Net Worth: $ 1.68 billion
Started: 1995

Todd Wagner mini biography

Todd Wagner was born 2 August 1960 and co-founded He is currently founder and also the chairman of the Charity Network with a net worth of $ 1.68 billion.

He teamed up with Mark Cuban and they launched AudioNet, which broadcasts both live sporting events and radio stations online. This was very successful.

Wagner is also a known humanitarian and funded his own Todd Wagner Foundation. After meeting with Arnold Schwarzenegger, Wagner set up his very first children’s program, the Dallas chapter of the After-School All-Stars (after that called Inner-City Games). This was in 2001.

Alex Karp

75. Alex Karp

Business: Palantir Technologies
Net Worth: $ 1.3 billion
Started: 2004

Alex Karp mini biography

Alex Karp was born 2 October 1967 and is an American business owner, founder and Chief Executive Officer of the software company known as Palantir Technologies.

Alex Karp gained his Law Degree from Stanford University, and went on to receive his PhD in Neoclassical Social Theory from the University of Frankfurt.

Prior to co-founding Palantir, Karp established Caedmon GroupKarp.

He is worth $1.3 billion and considered as one of the richest people in the online business world.

Ben Silbermann

76. Ben Silbermann

Business: Pinterest
Net Worth: $ 1.57 billion
Started: 2010

Ben Silbermann mini biography

Ben Silbermann was born in 1982 and is a US Internet entrepreneur. He is one of the founders and is Chief Executive Officer of Pinterest, a digital pinboard which allows individuals to organize images, links, recipes and other things.

The web site allows customers to create and take care of theme-based photo collections called “pinboards”. It includes events, passions, pastimes and more.

He attended Yale, graduating in 2003 with a degree in Political Science.

Silbermann says that the genesis of Pinterest really originated from his love of collecting as a youngster.

He is said to be worth $1.57 billion USD.

Ken Howery

77. Ken Howery

Business: Paypal
Net Worth: $ 1.5 billion
Started: 1998

Ken Howery mini biography

Ken Howery was born 4 November 1975 and is one of the founders at Founders Fund, a San Francisco-based financial backing firm with over $3 billion under management.

He is one of the creators of PayPal and was there as CFO. Howery then went back to Thiel in 2004 at Clarium Capital Management. He took the position of vice president of private equity, as well as being a member of the trading and research teams.

He is also an advisor to Kiva, which is a charitable organization enabling people to be able to lend money to low earning entrepreneurs through the internet.

He is worth $1.5 billion, and considered as one of the richest people in the online business world.

Mark Jonathan Greg Pincus

78. Mark Jonathan Greg Pincus

Business: Zynga
Net Worth: $ 1.62 billion
Started: 2007

Mark Pincus mini biography

Mark Pincus was born 13 February 1966 and is a US Internet entrepreneur. He is most known for co-founding the company Zynga, that develops online games. Zynga’s leading games include– Bubble Safari, CastleVille, ChefVille, CityVille, CityVille 2 and so on.

Mark is married to Alison Gelb, and together they have 3 children.

He also started Freeloader, Inc., Tribe Networks, and He worked as the CEO of Zynga up until July 2013.

His company was considered to be the pioneer of the social gaming market. Within 4 years after Pincus established Zynga, the firm had actually gone public with $1 billion in revenue.

He is said to be worth $1.49 billion USD.

Steven McConnell Case

79. Steven McConnell Case

Business: AOL
Net Worth: $ 1.33 billion
Started: 1983

Steve Instance mini biography

Steve Instance was born August 21st 1958 and is an American businessman, investor and entrepreneur. He is one of the creators and former chief executive officer of America Online (AOL).

He was also knows as a Presidential Ambassador for Global Entrepreneurship (PAGE). After he retired as chairman of AOL Time Warner in 2003, he invested in early and growth-stage startups through his Washington, D.C. based equity capital firm Revolution LLC.

He supports comprehensive entrepreneurship and development through the Rise of the Rest road trips and the Case Foundation.

Marcos Galperin

80. Marcos Galperin

Business: MercadoLibre
Net Worth: $ 1.39 billion
Started: 1999

Marcos Galperin mini biography

Marcos Galperin was born 31 October 1971 AND is an Argentina-based business owner, who is the creator and Chief Executive Officer of

He was was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, to a very wealthy family, who were the owners of SADESA, one of the largest leather companies in the world.

Marcos started the firm while still in business school at Stanford University. Financing professor Jack McDonald had actually been aiding Marcos to contact prospective financiers.

He has a total net worth of $1.39 billion, and considered as one of the richest people in the online business world.

Kevin York Systrom

81. Kevin York Systrom

Business: Instagram
Net Worth: $1.65 billion
Started: 2010

Kevin Systrom mini biography

Kevin Systrom was born 30 December 1983. He is a programmer and American entrepreneur. He is one of the co-founders of Instagram, along with Mike Krieger.

Kevin met his wife Nicole Schuetz at Alma Mater which is held at Stanford.

After graduating from Stanford University, he started his career at Google where he was an associate product marketing manager.

When he left Google, he went onto Nextstop.

He also developed programs that play tricks on his friends by pretending up to hack their AOL Instant Messenger accounts.

Binny Bansal

82. Binny Bansal

Business: Flipkart
Net Worth: $1 billion
Started: 2007

Binny Bansal mini biography

Binny Bansal was born 5 August 1981 and is an Indian software program engineer and Web entrepreneur with a net worth of $1 billion.

He is from Chandigarh in northern India, and graduated from the Indian Institute of Technology in Delhi where he gained his degree in computer science and engineering.

In 2007 he co-founded the ecommerce platform Flipkart along with Sachin Bansal (unrelated) and was acting as the Chief Operating Officer until 11 January 2016 when he got promoted to Chief Executive Officer.

Before Flipkart, he was rejected twice, by Google, and later employed with Amazon. Binny Bansal and Sachin Bansal at first, thought of establishing a comparison search engine; however, soon realized that the marketplace for e-commerce in India was extremely small.

Craig Newmark

83. Craig Newmark

Business: Craigslist
Net Worth: $ 1.31 billion
Started: 1995

Craig Newmark mini biography

Craig Newmark was born 6 December 1952 and is a US based online entrepreneur and known as the founder of the San Francisco-based international website called Craigslist.

For 17 years Newmark worked at IBM as a developer, setting up home in New Jersey.

Presently, Newmark devotes most of his time to philanthropy, concentrating on services for teachers, veterans and also combating online harassment.

Now, he has a net worth of a $1.31 billion.

Chen Tianqiao

84. Chen Tianqiao

Business: Shanda
Net Worth: $1.4 billion
Started: 1999

Chen Tianqiao mini biography

Chen Tianqiao was born in 1973 and is a Chinese Singaporean businessman. He set up the Shanda Group as an online video games firm with his family.

Shanda became the first Chinese online video games company to belisted the United States on Nasdaq. The business came to be the biggest online business in China by in 2004.

The firm was taken private in early 2012, and Tianqiao Chen and his family sold all their stakes in Shanda Gamings in Nov 2014 when the company became an international private investment company.

He is worth $1.4 billion and considered as one of the richest people in the online business world.

Sachin Bansal

85. Sachin Bansal

Business: Flipkart
Net Worth: $1.6 billion
Started: 2007

Sachin Bansal mini biography

Sachin Bansal was born 5 August 1981 and is an Indian Software program designer and one of the founders of India’s e-commerce system called Flipkart.

Sachin is from Chandigarh and also is an engineering grad from Indian Institute of Technology Delhi.

Sachin Bansal and Binny Bansal (not related) introduced Flipkart from an apartment or condo in Bangalore with 400,000 rupees ($ 6,500) money. Now, he has a net worth of $1.6 billion.

Luke Nosek

86. Luke Nosek

Business: Paypal
Net Worth: $1.2 billion
Started: 1998

Luke Nosek mini biography

Luke Nosek was born 1975 and is a Polish-born American business owner, notable for being a co-founder of PayPal with a total net worth of $1.2 billion.

After PayPal went public and was marketed to eBay, Nosek left the company to take a trip and try his luck at angel investing.

In 2005, with Peter Thiel and Ken Howery, he started Founders Fund, a San Francisco-based venture capital firm with over $1bn under monitoring. Luke Nosek currently remains on the boards of SpaceX and also ResearchGate.

Aneel Bhusri

87. Aneel Bhusri

Business: Workday
Net Worth: $ 1.78 billion
Started: 2005

Aneel Bhusri mini biography

He also has a total net worth of $1.78 billion.

He is the co-founder as well as CEO of WorkDay, Inc., a member of the board of directors of Intel, as well as being a partner with Greylock Partners.

He went to Brown College and got his Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering and a Bachelor of Arts degree in economics. He started his career as a company finance analyst at Morgan Stanley.

Aneel lives in the city with his wife, Allison Thoreson Bhusri, and their daughter.

Lee Hae-Jin

88. Lee Hae-Jin

Business: Naver
Net Worth: $1.1 billion
Started: 1999

Lee Hae-Jin mini biography

Lee Hae-Jin was born 22nd June 1967 and started Naver, currently South Korea’s most prominent online search engine, whilst he was still working at Samsung SDS in 90s. Now he has a net worth of $1.1 billion.

The firm’s instant messaging system known as Line, is Japan’s leading messaging application, boasting to have 215 million customers, globally.

In 2016, Line became the biggest technology IPOs of the year.

In 2017, Lee stood down as chairman as he wanted to concentrate on European and North American markets.

Arkady Yurievich Volozh

89. Arkady Yurievich Volozh

Business: Yandex
Net Worth: $1.47 billion
Started: 1997

Arkady Volozh mini biography

Arkady Volozh was born 11 February 1964 and is the primary creator Yandex, the Russian online search engine. He later went onto co-founding other enterprises within the IT industry, such as; CompTek International and InfiNet Wireless (Russian wireless networking technology provider).

He co-founded another company in 1989 called CompTek, and it wasn’t until 1989 that he began working on search.  This ultimately led to the establishment of the company Arkadia in 1990 with it’s main focus on developing search software. He has a net worth of $1.47 billion.

Patrick Collison

90. Patrick Collison

Business: Stripe
Net Worth: $1 billion
Started: 2011

Patrick Collison mini biography

Patrick Collison was born 9 September 1988 and was born in Ireland. He is an entrepreneur and is better known for introducing the world to Stripe. He is formerly the CEO of Stripe. He started Stripe with John, his brother back in 2010.

Back in 2005, at the age of just 16, he won first prize at the Young Scientist and Technology Exhibition. He now lives in San Francisco.

Both him and his brother are currently worth approximately $1 billion each. This was after they managed to raise $150 million from CapitalG, who are an investment division of Alphabet and General Catalyst Partners, a parent company of Google.

John Collison

91. John Collison

Business: Stripe
Net Worth: $1.1 billion
Started: 2011

John Collison mini biography

John Collison was born 6 August 1990. Along with his brother Patrick, he is an entrepreneur from Ireland and is the co-owner of Stripe.

Both him and his brother are currently worth approximately $1 billion each. This was after they managed to raise $150 million from CapitalG, who are an investment division of Alphabet and General Catalyst Partners, a parent company of Google.

The brothers became the world’s youngest self-made billionaires in 2016.

Evan Sharp

92. Evan Sharp

Business: Pinterest
Net Worth: $ 1.04 billion
Started: 2010

Evan Sharp mini biography

Evan Sharp was born 1 January 1982 and is the Chief Creative officer and co-founder of Pinterest. He is an American Entrepreneur.

Sharp was introduced to Ben Silbermann (Pinterest’s CEO) in New York City via a mutual friend. He later set up home in California and started working at Facebook with the role of product designer. He later joined forces with Paul Sciarra and Silbernann so that they could spend all their time on their main interest, Pinterest.

Evan married his college sweetheart Christina McBride in 2014.

Sharp now oversees the product and design, growth and international efforts of the company with a net worth of $1.04 billion.

Andrew (Drew) Houston

93.Andrew (Drew) Houston

Business: Dropbox
Net Worth: $4.2 billion
Started: 2007

Drew Houston mini biography

Drew Houston was born 4 March 1983. Drew lives in America and is an Internet entrepreneur.

Drew set up Dropbox in 2007 and is currently the CEO.  Prior to this, Drew established many other startups. These include Accolade, Bit9 and Hubspot. even named him as being amongst the top 30 under 30 entrepreneurs.

Dropbox has also been referred to being one of the best startups in Silicon Valley. He has a net worth of $4.2 billion.

One of Drews inspirational quotes states,  “Don’t worry about failure; you only have to be right once.”

Bharat Desai

94. Bharat Desai

Business: Syntel
Net Worth: $1.45 billion
Started: 1980

Bharat Desai mini biography

Bharat Desai was born November 1952. He grew up in Kenya. Along with his wife, Neerja Sethi, they are the co-founders of Syntel. He is also the chairman.

Desai also sits on the board of a variety of educational institutions. These include; Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE), John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University and the Stephen M. Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan.

Now, he is worth $1.45 billion and considered as one of the richest people in the online business world.

Dietmar Hopp

95. Dietmar Hopp

Business: SAP SE
Net Worth: $11.2 billion
Started: 1972

Dietmar Hopp mini biography

Dietmar Hopp was born 26 April 1940.  Dietmar is a billionaire from Germany and specializes in software.

In 1972, he co-founded the company SAP AG, alongside other employees from IBM. His partners were Claus Wellenreuther, Hans Werner Hector, Hasso Plattner and Klaus Tschira.

From 1988 to 1998, Dietmar Hopp was the Chief Executive Officer of SAP AG.  Then from 1998 up until 2003, he was chairman of SAP AG’s supervisory board. From 2003 to 2005, Hopp was a member of the board.

Hopp is worth $11.2 billion, and considered as one of the richest people in the online business world.

In 2006, Hopp donated 70% of his wealth, to a charitable foundation, Dietmar-Hopp-Stiftung, creating one of the largest foundations in Europe. The foundation supports sports, medicine, education and social programs.

Oliver Samwer

96. Oliver Samwer

Business: Rocket Internet
Net Worth: $1.02 billion
Started: 2008

Oliver Samwer mini biography

Oliver Samwer was born 9 August 1972. Along with his two brothers, Alexander and Marc, successfully made their mark onto the list of billionaires back in 2015. Their company Rocket Internet, based in Berlin, went public in 2014.

Oliver is the company’s CEO and is known as the brains behind the company’s success. Rocket copies American technology companies for foreign markets.

Alexander Samwer

97. Alexander Samwer

Business: Rocket Net
Net Worth: $1.02 billion
Started: 2008

Alexander Samwer mini biography

Alexander Samwer was born in 1975. Alongside his brothers Oliver and Marc, they co-founded Alando, which eBay bought in 1999. Then Jamba, which sold to VeriSign.

They later went onto forming the European Company ‘Founders Fund’, which they invested in several businesses including MyVideo, StudiVZ and many more.

Additionally, they founded Rocket Internet, and in 2008, invested into Facebook and now, he has a net worth of $1.02 billion.

Marc Samwer

98. Marc Samwer

Business: Rocket Internet
Net Worth: $1.02 billion
Started: 2008

Marc Samwer mini biography

Marc Samwer was born 3 December 1970. Along with his two brothers, Alexander and Oliver have made it onto the list of Billionaires. They achieved this when their company Rocket Internet, went public back in 2015.

Marc doesn’t engage with the business on a day-to-day basis. He leaves the company in his brother, Oliver’s capable hands.

He is worth $1.02 billion and considered as one of the richest people in the online business world.

Marc Lowell Andreessen

99. Marc Lowell Andreessen

Business: Netscape
Net Worth: $1.38 billion
Started: 1994

Marc Andreessen mini biography

Marc Andreessen was born 9 July 1971 is an American investor, entrepreneur and software engineer. He has a net worth of $1.38 billion.

Andreessen is a co-founder of Ning, a platform for social media networking sites.

He remains on the board of directors of eBay, Facebook and Hewlett Packard Enterprise, amongst others.

A constant keynote guest speaker at Silicon Valley conferences, Andreessen was among only 6 inductees in the World Wide Web Hall of Fame which was revealed at the First International Conference on the World-Wide Web in 1994.

Andreessen is a advocate of Bitcoin and crytocurrency.  His venture capital firm Andressen Horowitz invested more than $227 million in bitcoin start-ups since July 2015

Orion Hindawi

100. Orion Hindawi

Business: Tanium
Net Worth: $ 1 billion
Started: 2007

Orion Hindawi mini biography

Orion Hindawi was born in 1980 and is an American software entrepreneur with a net worth of $1 billion.

In 2007, both his father and he, started the Tanium, a cybersecurity company. Back in 2015, they managed to raise an astonishing $120 million in new financing. This valued the company at $3.5 billion, which meant they both became billionaires.

Orion and wife Jackie have joined the giving pledge, and say they feel privileged to be in the position to be able to give back and make the world a better place.

What Do You Think?

I’d love to hear what you think about the 101 Internet Entrepreneurs Rich List 2019.

Specifically, I’d like to know:

Who is your Internet Entrepreneurs inspiration?

Also, I plan on updating this every 6 months.

So let me know if there is anyone I’ve not featured or if you would like me to include the Rich list for under 25s, rich list for bloggers or Youtube rich list etc.

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