FP StaffAug 07, 2013 16:28:33 IST
Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg and two other co-founders of the social networking platform, Dustin Moskovitzand Chris Hughes, have topped the list of ultra wealthy technopreneurs aged 30and under with a combined net worth of $22.4 billion, according to data compiled by WealthX,a Singapore-based intelligencefirm.
The combined wealth of the three represents nearly 90 percent of the total fortune in the billionaire list.
Zuckerberg's net worth increased by $3.7 billion to $17.3 billion after Facebook sharessoared on 24 July on mobile advertising revenue that ignited a 20 percent rally.
With a fortune of $17.3 billion, Zuckerberg leads the all-male roster.
CofounderMoskovitz, Zuckerberg's former roommate and now CEO at Asana, an online shared task list, sawhis fortune rise nearly $1 billion to $4.2 billion, while Hughes, a Facebook spokesman until 2007 and nowpublisher and editor-in-chief of News Republic, the 98-year-old magazine he bought in 2012 for anundisclosed amount, is in at third spot with a net worth of $$950 million, according to Wealth-X.
Here's a list of the top ten ultra wealthy technopreneurs:
According to the report, the men in the list have accumulated a massive $25 billion between them bygrowing their companies, mostly within the last decade.
Wealth-X data also shows that eight out of the 10 men are based in California, reaffirming the status of the US West Coast as a hub for technological innovation.
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