The Internet Tycoons
Posted March 11, 2010on:
Have you ever wondered just how much money the internet tycoons of today are worth? Well I recently found a website that told me the worth of some of the most successful internet tycoons.
I think that everyone is familiar with Google right? Well the co-founders: Sergey Brin and Larry Page are both worth around $17.5 billion. They were both introduced to each other by a professor from Stanford called David Cheriton who is also now worth around $1.6 billion because of Google.
Jeff Bezos who founded Amazon in his garage in Seattle is now worth around $12.3 billion.
In 1995, Ebay was launched by a French-born immigrant called Pierre Omidyar. He is now worth around $5.2 billion.
The Harvard University student who set up Facebook in 2004, Mark Zuckerberg is now worth around $4 billion.
The co-founders of Yahoo, David Filo and Jerry Yang are now worth a considerable $1.4 billion and $1.3 billion.
As you can see, these self made billionaires have created well known websites that have changed the way people look at the internet. Who knows what the next website will be.