30 richest techies in the world

Forbes came out with its list of billionaires, and techies make an impressive showing
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Well-heeled

There are 1,645 people in the world with more than $1 billion to their name. All together they're worth $6.4 trillion, up from $5.4 trillion last year. These stats and others are from Forbes' annual list of the richest people in the world. Technologists are well represented on the list, including in three of the top 10 spots. Eight of the top 10 richest techies in the world are based in the United States. By now you've probably heard Bill Gates is back at #1, but check out the techies who are keeping him company (and see the full list here on Forbes.com).

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