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Gates, Ellison Top Billionaires From Tech Industry

Seventeen tech-industry executives made the new Forbes list of billionaires, led by Bill Gates in the #2 spot and Larry Ellison in the #6 spot. Can it be true that Facebook parvenu Mark Zuckerberg outranks Apple icon Steve Jobs? Here's a list of those 17 along with their ranks and estimated net worths.

Seventeen tech-industry executives made the new Forbes list of billionaires, led by Bill Gates in the #2 spot and Larry Ellison in the #6 spot. Can it be true that Facebook parvenu Mark Zuckerberg outranks Apple icon Steve Jobs? Here's a list of those 17 along with their ranks and estimated net worths.The Forbes feature includes lots of details and is cut in multiple ways. I combed through the first 400 and came up with this sublist from the tech business (and no, Facebook's Zuckerberg doesn't outrank Jobs-but he's getting there):

#2 Bill Gates $53 billion (Microsoft)

#6 Larry Ellison $28 billion (Oracle)

#24 Sergey Brin $17.5 billion (Google)

#24 Larry Page $17.5 billion (Google)

#33 Steve Ballmer $14.5 billion (Microsoft)

#37 Paul Allen $13.5 billion (Microsoft)

#37 Michael Dell $13.5 billion (Dell)

#43 Jeff Bezos $12.3 billion (Amazon)

#73 Sheldon Adelson $9.3 billion (Comdex creator)

#105 James Goodnight $6.9 billion (SAS)

#117 Eric Schmidt $6.3 billion (Google)

#136 Steve Jobs $5.5 billion (Apple)

#148 Pierre Omidyar $5.2 billion (eBay)

#154 Hasso Plattner $5.0 billion (SAP)

#212 Mark Zuckerberg $4.0 billion (Facebook)

#237 Gordon Moore $3.8 billion (Intel)

#287 Ross Perot $3.3 billion (EDS, Perot Systems)

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