The Pendleton Panther

The Internet Tycoons

Posted on: March 11, 2010

Google, Facebook, and Twitter

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.

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