The Tech Rich List 2012

TECH RICH LIST 2013 (Link) 

The Sunday Times Rich List  publication over the weekend got us thinking about the Technology side of wealth  particularly as Peter Cashmore  of Mashable  received an honourable mention in the Scottish section  where he is in 84th place!.

Update 8pm BST

We thought we should emulate many others by publishing our List:

Technology Rich List (UK)
Tech All Name Worth £ Source
million
1 8 David & Simon Reuben 7,083 Property, internet
2 16 Sir Richard Branson 3,410 Internet, transport, finance
3 42= John Caudwell 1,500 Mobile phones
4 69 Sir Terry Matthews 1,090 Computers
5 70 Michael Moritz 1,082 Internet
6 86 Charles Dunstone 860 Mobile phones
7 92= Lord Sugar 800 Electrical goods
8 112 Ruth Parasol & Russ DeLeon 700 Gambling
9 139= Niklas Zenstromm 600 Internet, software
10 153= David Ross 540 Mobile phones, property
11 155 Simon Nixon 536 Internet
12 158= Mo Ibrahim & family 520 Mobile phones
13= 164= Andrey Andreev 500 Internet
13= 164= Kevin Cash 500 Internet, property
15= 184= Mike Lynch 480 Software
15= 184= Sir Peter Rigby 480 Computers, hotels, aviation
17 201= Jan Mol 445 Computers, investment
18 212= Dou Steyn & family 420 Insurance
19 218 Peter Jones 402 Mobile phones
20 232 Peter Wilkinson 302 Internet

 

Selective links are mainly to Wikipedia.

Here’s our worldwide top 10 from the Forbes lists of Billionaires and America’s top 400 richest.  Really only one unknown to us from India Azim Premji.

Forbes Lists – World Billionaires Bn (March 2012) & Americas 400 (Sept 2011)
Tech Bn 400 Name Worth $ Source
million
1 2 1 Bill Gates 61,000 Software
2 6 3 Larry Ellison 36,000 Software
3= 24 15= Larry Page 18,700 Internet
3= 24 15= Sergey Brin 18,700 Internet
5 26 13 Jeff Bezos 18,400 Internet
6 35 14 Mark Zuckerberg 17,500 Internet
7= 41= 18 Michael Dell 15,900 Computers
7= 41= - Azim Premji 15,900 Software
9 44 19 Steve Ballmer 15,700 Software
10 48 23 Paul Allen 14,200 Software

 

The links are to the Forbes bios.

They even have a sort of real time update on the wealth of the billionaires based on todays market prices!

The top of the UK Rich List Lakshmi Mittall  comes in at # 21 on the overall billionaires list and we couldn’t help but noticing Rupert Murdoch at # 34 of the 400 list and 106 on the billionaires list. Incidentally this is just a few places behind Laurene Powell Jobs and family with their inherited Apple and Disney (from Pixar) investments.

We’ve had a look behind the Sunday Times paywall and without giving the whole game away there seem to be, in our top twenty tech list, 5 billionaires or 6 if you count the 2 Reubin brothers! There are three Knights & a Lord. If you count mobile phone retailers as part of the technology sector, they have 5 representatives. The gambling insurance and finance sectors figure strongly..

We calculate the total tech list as having a value of £22.25 billion which we think isn’t too shoddy although some (with a remarkably similar list) disagree.

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