Forbes is out in the present day with its annual rating of the world’s prime billionaires, and Seattle tech titans are nicely represented but once more. Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates (web value of $67 billion) completed in the second spot behind Mexican telecom, finance and retail investor Carlos Slim ($73 billion).
However the extra attention-grabbing story continues to be the rise of Amazon.com founder Jeff Bezos. He ranked in the nineteenth slot this 12 months with an estimated web value of $25.2 billion. That was up from the 30th slot in 2012 when his web value was estimated at $18.1 billion.
Bezos ranked simply forward of Google CEO Larry Web page, which Forbes famous had a web value of $23 billion.
The variety of billionaires reached an all-time excessive on this 12 months’s rating, coming in at 1,426 people. Collectively, that they had an mixture web value of $5.4 trillion, which was up from $4.6 trilion final 12 months.
Retailer Bruce Nordstrom, which is making an attempt to take on Amazon.com in the digital realm, made the record this 12 months with a web value of $1.2 billion. So did Valve co-founder Gabe Newell who ranked 1,268 with an estimated web value of $1.1 billion.
Right here’s the full list.
And right here’s a take a look at a few of the prime names from Washington state.