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Bill Gates

Forbes has just published its first-ever rankings of the 100 richest tech billionaires from across the globe.

The list is dominated by Americans, just over half, or 51 people from the list. Of these, most live in California. Technology moguls from Asia are also making waves, with 33 people from the region making the cut.

Just seven women make it on the list.  There’s only one Latin American but not one single African, black American, or African in the diaspora, which makes this an exclusive club.

Bill Gates  –who’s also the world’s richest man – ranks number one among tech tycoons, with a net worth of $79.6 billion.

Number two on the list is Larry Ellison, founder of database software firm Oracle, with a net worth estimated at $50 billion.

The third richest on the list is Jeff Bezos, whose net worth shot up dramatically in July after Amazon.com surprised analysts and reported a rare profit for its second quarter.

Click here to view the full list.

Main Image: Bill Gates (source: MSC / Kuhlmann)

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    Kunbi Tinuoye
    Kunbi Tinuoye
    Kunbi Tinuoye is the founder and CEO of UrbanGeekz. Previously, she worked as a News Correspondent for NBC’s theGrio. Prior, she was a senior broadcast journalist for the BBC in London. Tinuoye currently sits on the SXSW Pitch Advisory Board and CES Conference Advisory Board. She is a key player in the Atlanta tech startup ecosystem and serves as a mentor for Comcast NBCUniversal’s The Farm Accelerator. Tinuoye has received several awards and accolades, including being honored with a Resolution from the Georgia Legislative.