California is the abode of many wealthiest people in the world, Thanks to Silicon Valley. Most of the billionaires and millionaires of California have made their fortunes through the tech industry.
These eminent personalities are responsible for creating the digital world all around the globe. It encompasses the various spheres from Facebook to Apple to Tesla and everything big giants you can think of.
Though Coronavirus has wreaked havoc on the world economy, these Silicon Valley billionaires and millionaires have grown richer.
Here is a list of famous giants according to Forbes World's Billionaires List.
Mark Zuckerberg is the co-founder of Facebook, and his net worth is $112.9B. He is the famous American media magnate, philanthropist, and internet entrepreneur. He was born on May 14, 1984, in White Plains, New York.
Mark Zuckerberg is one of the 100 topmost influential and powerful people in the world.
Zuckerberg started Facebook at Harvard in 2004 at the age of 19. He used this to match names with photos of classmates. He took Facebook publicly in May 2012. Mark still owns around 15% of the stock. Furthermore, he and his wife Priscilla Chan pledged to give away 99 % of their wealth.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, Zuckerberg donated $25 million to the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. He and his wife announced a $500 million pledge for the next five years to support efforts towards racial equity.
Lawrence Edward Page is the co-founder of Google, along with Sergey Brin. He was born on March 26, 1973, in Lansing, Michigan. Larry Page is a famous American computer scientist and internet entrepreneur. Page was the chief executive officer of Google from 1997 to 2001. He later became the CEO of Alphabet. Inc. He is also the co-creator of PageRank, which is a search ranking algorithm for Google.
Larry Page has a net worth of $103.7 billion and is the sixth wealthiest person. He received the Marconi Prize in 2004. In 2002, and was named as the World Economic Forum leader of Tomorrow along with Brin. He also received the Golden Plate Award of the American Academy of Achievement.
Sergey Mikhaylovich Brin is the co-founder of Google, along with Larry Page. Brin is a famous American computer scientist and internet entrepreneur.
Sergey Brin was the president of Google’s parent company Alphabet. Inc. He is the eighth richest person in the world as of April 2021. His net worth is approximately $100.2B. Brin earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of Maryland, College Park. Like his father and grandfather, he moved in the fields of mathematics and computer science. He acquired his Ph.D. from Stanford University in computer science.
Brin and Larry Page built a web search engine, which became a popular program at Stanford University. They later began the start-up Google in Susan Wojcicki's garage in Menlo Park.
Brin received the Marconi Prize in 2004. He also received the Golden Plate Award of the American Academy of Achievement. He was born on August 21, 1973, in Moscow in the Soviet Union.
Laurene Powell Jobs & Family
Laurene Powell Jobs is an American billionaire, businesswoman. She is the executive and founder of Emerson Collective.
Laurence Powell is one of the major donors of the Democratic Party, candidates like Kamala Harris and Joe Biden. Furthermore, she is also the co-founder and president of College Track.
Lawrence Powell Jobs was born on November 6, 1963, in West Milford in New Jersey.
She acquired a B.A. in political science from the University of Pennsylvania School of Arts and Sciences, a B.S. degree in economics from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, M.B.A. degree from the Stanford Graduate School of Business.
Powell Jobs and her family are amongst the top billionaires in the world. Lawrence Powell is the wealthiest woman in the tech industry.
Lawrence Powell lives with her children in Pablo Alto and has a net worth of $19 Billion.