One of the first of this years listings comes from the Hurun Report and first appeared at the end of last month. It ranges from Bill Gates at #1 to Vadim Moskovich at # 1,867. He occupies this position based on the alphabetical ordering of his given name as there were 132 just scraping in at the $1.0 billion level.
On our rather wide Technology definition (suitably caveated as our analysis has been of a somewhat cursory nature) we have identified 166 in our listing ranging from Bill Gates to Yuji Otsuka in this case the last of our 8 with a mere $1 billion. Interesting to see the comparatively new arrival of Brian Acton of Whatsapp at #50!
At a parochial level James Dyson who collects a Technology categorisation from Hurun comes in as the top UK tech billionaire at number 39 (overall ranking # 352).
At a really parochial level we were impressed to see that, whilst outside our sector, a couple of local boys had made good with both Peter Hargreaves and Stephen Lansdown figuring at #’s 892 and 848 with $2.1 and $2.2 billion respectively.
We’ve simply numbered our rankings with no equals, simply reverting to a given name alpaberica basis. If we have unintentionally insulted anybody we apologise unreservedly!
The complete listing can be obtained from the Hurun Report site.