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1: Microsoft founder Bill Gates is the richest of the tech titans with a net worth of $61 billion, according to Forbes. All figures based on 2012 data. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

1: Microsoft founder Bill Gates is the richest of the tech titans with a net worth of $61 billion, according to Forbes. All figures based on 2012 data. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

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2: Oracle CEO Larry Ellison is second with $36 billion. REUTERS/Robert Galbraith

2: Oracle CEO Larry Ellison is second with $36 billion. REUTERS/Robert Galbraith

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3 and 4: Google founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin are each worth $18.7 billion. REUTERS/Jacob Silberberg

3 and 4: Google founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin are each worth $18.7 billion. REUTERS/Jacob Silberberg

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5: Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos has a net worth of $18.4 billion. REUTERS/Gus Ruelas

5: Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos has a net worth of $18.4 billion. REUTERS/Gus Ruelas

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6: Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has a net worth of $17.5 billion. REUTERS/Robert Galbraith

6: Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has a net worth of $17.5 billion. REUTERS/Robert Galbraith

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7: Michael Dell has a net worth of $15.9 billion. REUTERS/Molly Riley

7: Michael Dell has a net worth of $15.9 billion. REUTERS/Molly Riley

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7: Wipro Chairman Azim Premji also has a net worth of $15.9. REUTERS/Vincent Kessler

7: Wipro Chairman Azim Premji also has a net worth of $15.9. REUTERS/Vincent Kessler

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9: Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer has a net worth of $15.7 billion. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

9: Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer has a net worth of $15.7 billion. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

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10: Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen has a net worth of $14.2 billion. REUTERS/Anthony P. Bolante

10: Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen has a net worth of $14.2 billion. REUTERS/Anthony P. Bolante

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11: Baidu co-founder Robin Li has a net worth of $10.2 billion. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni

11: Baidu co-founder Robin Li has a net worth of $10.2 billion. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni

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12: Laurene Powell Jobs, widow of Steve Jobs, has a net worth of $9 billion. REUTERS/Larry Downing

12: Laurene Powell Jobs, widow of Steve Jobs, has a net worth of $9 billion. REUTERS/Larry Downing

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13: SAS software co-founder James Goodnight has a net worth of $7.3 billion. REUTERS/Jason Arthurs

13: SAS software co-founder James Goodnight has a net worth of $7.3 billion. REUTERS/Jason Arthurs

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14: SAP software co-founder Hasso Plattner has a net worth of $7.2 billion. REUTERS/Ralph Orlowski

14: SAP software co-founder Hasso Plattner has a net worth of $7.2 billion. REUTERS/Ralph Orlowski

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15: Former Google CEO Eric Schmidt has a net worth of $6.9 billion. REUTERS/Miguel Medina/Pool

15: Former Google CEO Eric Schmidt has a net worth of $6.9 billion. REUTERS/Miguel Medina/Pool

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