Today there are a number of people who are a billionaire because of the work they did using Internet. Over the years, Internet has taken the place to become the most important thing to have in our daily life. These people about whom we will be discussing here in our list are the ones who have managed to become billionaire because of the hard work and intelligence they have putted in and have used Internet to achieve what they are today. So here is the list comprising of top 10 people who are billionaire today because of the internet.
10. Reed Hastings
Wilmot Reed Hastings Jr.is an American businessman, who was born on 8th October, 1960. He is currently the Chief Executing Officer of Netflix. He is also the co-founder member of the company Netflix which was founded in the year 1998. He is an alumnus of the prestigious Stanford University. He now lives in San Francisco, United States. Apart from being Netflix’s CEO, he is also at the boards of various companies such as Facebook, Google and many more. Before founding Netflix he has worked at Adaptive Technology, Pure Software and so on.
9. Jerry Yang
Jerry yang is the American businessman who was born on 6th November 1968 in Taipei, Taiwan. He is the co-founder of the company named as Yahoo! Inc. he now lives in California, United States. He is the alumni of the Stanford University. He has also worked as the Chief Executing Officer of Yahoo! Inc. his net worth today is estimated at 1.2 billion US dollars. He was also on the Board of Directors on Cisco. Yahoo flourished under his reign. In the year 2012 he resigned from all the posts at Yahoo and now is only company’s mentor.
8. Steve Case
Stephen McConnell Steve Case was born on 21st August 1958 at Hawaii, United States. He currently lives in Virginia, United States. He is the co-founder member of the company named as American Online (AOL). He has also worked as the Chairman and CEO of the company. He has also been a leading donor of money to the charitable trusts and organization. He retired from the post at AOL in the year 2003. He has been involved in many businesses from then on. Today his net worth is estimated at 1.7 billion US dollars. Before founding AOL, he has worked with Pizza Hut Inc. and Quantum Computers.
7. Marc Benioff
Marc Russell Benioff was born on 25th September 1964. Currently he is the chairman and chief executing officer of a website called as salesforce.com. He started his dream company in the year 1999 for a very small place and today with his hard work and dedication he is one of the most successful businessmen. He encouraged people to think beyond traditional use of software and helped them to get familiar with cloud computing which is quite a new technique in the field of information technology. Hi net worth today is around 2 billion US dollars. He has also written three books so far, out of which one has been the national bestseller. Prior to having his own company he has worked with Apple and Oracle Corporation.
6. Pierre Omidyar
Pierre Morad Omidyar is a businessman from Iran who now lives in Hawaii, United States. Pierre Morad Omidyar was born on 21st June 1967 in Paris, France. He is man behind the website called as EBay. He is the founder of the website and currently he is the chairman of the website. His total earning today is said to be 6.7 billion US dollars. Apart from being the company’s chairman he has also been active in different businesses. He launched EBay on 4th September 1995 and this was his masterstroke. What he is today is only because of the wonderful website that he created.
5. Eric Schmidt
Eric Emerson Schmidt is another business tycoon in our list. Eric Emerson Schmidt was born on 27th April 1955 in Washington D.C, United States. He is currently the executive chairman of Google. Throughout his career he has also worked as the software engineer and as board member of various companies such as Apple and Sun Microsystem. Actually Sun Microsystem was the first company where he joined as a software engineer and later on moved on to Google. Today his net worth is said to be 6.9 billion US dollars.
4. Mark Zuckerberg
Mark Zuckerberg is American business tycoon who along with four other members founded the social networking giant company called as Facebook. Mark Zuckerberg is currently presiding over the chair of Chairman and CEO of Facebook. He was born on 14th May 1984 in New York City, United States. Currently he lives in California, United States. He is on the Alma meter of the Harvard University. In fact he dropped out college to give shape to his idea of forming Facebook. He has also been awarded as the Person of the Year by the prestigious Time magazine in the year 2010. His total fortune today is estimated at 9.4 billion US dollars.
3. Sergey Brin
Sergey Mikhaylovich Brin was born on 21st August 1973 in Moscow, Russia. Currently he lives in California, United States. He is the co-founder member of the web giant Google. He along with Larry Page founded Google. He is one of the most successful entrepreneurs of the century. He is also in the Alma meter of the reputed Stanford University. Today his personal fortune is estimated at 20.3 billion US dollars. He is one of those faces in the industry at which people look and dream to reach. All that he is today is only because of the brilliant intelligence that he has.
2. Larry Page
Lawrence Page who is also known as Larry Page was born on 26th March 1973 in Michigan, United States. He now lives in California, United States. He along with his dear friend Sergey Brin founded the web giant Google. He is the Chief Executing Officer at Google now. His total fortune today is around 20.3 billion US dollars. He and his friend Sergey Brin hold sixteen percent of the Google’s stock. He is alumnus of the Stanford University. He is also at the board of directors at Google. Today he is one of the most successful American entrepreneurs.
1. Jeff Bezos
Jeffrey Preston Jeff Bezos sits at the top of our list which has top 10 people who are billionaire because of internet. Jeff Bezos is the American businessman who founded the website called as Amazon.com. He is currently the Chief Executing Officer at Amazon.com. Under his guidance today the company has managed to become one of the most successful e-commerce website. He is the alumnus of the Princeton University. His net fortune today is said to be 21.4 billion US dollars. He was awarded as the Times Person of the Year by the Times Magazine in the year 1999. With his dedication and hard work he has managed to achieve what every entrepreneur wants to achieve.