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Jeff Bezos, Mark Zuckerberg and other tech billionaires increased their net worth by over $750 BILLION in 2023, according to the newly released Forbes list

The world’s richest tech billionaires increased their wealth by $750 billion last year – topping the list are Amazon founder Jeff Bezos and Facebook czar Mark Zuckerberg.

Forbes has published its annual Roster of the world’s richest tech tycoons – and the profit increases they recorded in 2023 are breathtaking.

Bezos, 60, increased his net worth by $80 billion, while Zuckerberg, 39, saw a whopping $113 billion increase in his net worth.

Jeff Bezos: +$80 billion to $194 billion

Of the world’s 342 billionaires who made their fortunes in the technology industry, earning a combined income of $2.6 trillion last year, Bezos tops the list.

According to Forbes, Bezos’ net worth increased by $80 billion to $194 billion in 2023. The increase was fueled by a 93 percent increase in inventory on its e-commerce leviathan.

Amazon founder Jeff Bezos (pictured with his fiancée Lauren Sanchez at the Vanity Fair Oscar party in Beverly Hills on March 10) tops Forbes' 2023 list of tech billionaires

Amazon founder Jeff Bezos (pictured with his fiancée Lauren Sanchez at the Vanity Fair Oscar party in Beverly Hills on March 10) tops Forbes’ 2023 list of tech billionaires

His spending also soared – including a $150 million outlay on homes on Miami’s “billionaire bunker” island.

The move came as part of his move with his fiancée Lauren Sanchez to low-tax Florida, where his parents also live.

This came after spending decades in Washington state, where the origins of his journey to wealth began after he founded Amazon in his Seattle garage in 1994.

Retail giant Amazon is considered a technology company because much of its profits come from its cloud computing service AWS.

Mark Zuckerberg: +$113 billion to $177 billion

Facebook founder Zuckerberg saw the biggest increase in his net worth last year – it grew by $113 billion to an estimated $177 billion by the end of 2023.

Zuckerberg, the youngest of the five biggest tech tycoons, invested heavily in AI at Meta, the parent company of Facebook and Instagram, and it appears to have paid off.

Facebook founder Zuckerberg saw his net worth rise the most last year to $113 billion, even as Meta was embroiled in fierce antitrust lawsuits over alleged data breaches

Facebook founder Zuckerberg saw his net worth rise the most last year to $113 billion, even as Meta was embroiled in fierce antitrust lawsuits over alleged data breaches

Zuckerberg owns 14 percent of Meta, and the value of the company’s shares has nearly tripled in the past year – catapulting him from 16th to fourth-richest on Forbes’ overall richest list for 2023.

It comes amid what Zuckerberg called his “year of efficiency” at Meta – which meant mass layoffs, cost cuts and a renewed focus on advertising after Facebook shares plunged 75 percent from their 2021 peak.

And the path for the Metaverse is not without obstacles, as the company faces a fierce antitrust battle over allegations that bosses gave other companies access to user data.

Larry Ellison: +$34 billion to $141 billion

In third place is Larry Ellison, whose net worth increased by $34 billion to $141 billion thanks to his software company Oracle.

The 79-year-old stepped down as Oracle CEO 10 years ago but still holds the positions of chairman and chief technology officer and is the company’s largest shareholder.

Oracle software company founder Larry Ellison (pictured center at the BNP Paribas Open in California on March 14) took third place on Forbes' list of rich tech tycoons

Oracle software company founder Larry Ellison (pictured center at the BNP Paribas Open in California on March 14) took third place on Forbes’ list of rich tech tycoons

Oracle shares rose 34 percent last year, meaning Ellison will have a pretax dividend of over $1 billion in 2023.

Oracle’s success has offset the big losses Ellison suffered in his other ventures this year that didn’t pay off — including a stake in X that’s now worth less than a third of the $1 billion purchase price .

He also co-founded a cancer software company called Project Ronin in 2018, which is already shutting down.

Like Bezos, Ellison has been buying mansions in Miami in recent years – including an $80 million home in North Palm Beach that he planned to demolish to make way for an undisclosed project.

Bill Gates: +$24 billion to $128 billion

Microsoft CEO Bill Gates enjoyed a $24 billion increase in his wealth in 2023, bringing his net worth to a whopping $128 billion.

He is the richest man of all time – but since 1992 he has occupied the lowest place in the billionaire rankings – a sign of how fierce competition at the top of the pyramid has become.

Microsoft CEO Bill Gates enjoyed a $24 billion increase in his wealth in 2023, bringing his net worth to a whopping $128 billion

Microsoft CEO Bill Gates enjoyed a $24 billion increase in his wealth in 2023, bringing his net worth to a whopping $128 billion

A costly divorce weighed on the 68-year-old, as did a generous donation of $59 billion to charities.

According to Forbes, Gates was the world’s richest man for 18 of 23 years between 1995 and 2017.

His most recent ventures include building a next-generation nuclear power plant in Wyoming through his company TerraPower.

The project, funded in part by the U.S. government, puts the company in a nuclear energy race against Russia and China.

Steve Ballmer: +$40 billion to $121 billion

The Swiss-American business investor Ballmer, 68, belongs to the same group as a former CEO of Microsoft and is in fifth place in the ranking of tech billionaires for 2023.

Ballmer also owns the Los Angeles Clippers – the NBA’s fifth most valuable team – and he is expanding their venue this year to the $2 billion Intuit Dome Stadium near LAX.

Los Angeles Clippers owner Steve Ballmer (pictured March 7 at the team's new stadium) is ranked fifth on the 2023 tech billionaires rankings

Los Angeles Clippers owner Steve Ballmer (pictured March 7 at the team’s new stadium) is ranked fifth on the 2023 tech billionaires rankings

The sports czar’s net worth grew by $40 billion last year to a total of $121 billion, fueled by the rising value of the Clippers and the soaring value of Microsoft shares.

Ballmer stepped down as Microsoft CEO in 2014, but revealed in a Forbes interview last year that he still meets regularly with various teams at the company.

His son, stand-up comedian Pete Ballmer, 29, recently revealed what it was really like growing up rich – from what he got for Christmas to why he was ashamed of his wealth.

Larry Page: +$35 billion to $114 billion

The Google co-founder is still one of the search engine’s largest shareholders and has not sold a share since mid-2022. His wealth rose by $35 billion last year to $114 billion.

Page, 51, largely stays out of the public eye and reportedly spends most of his time on his five private islands, including one in Fiji and one in Puerto Rico.

The Google co-founder is still one of the search engine's largest shareholders and has not sold a share since mid-2022.  His wealth rose by $35 billion last year to $114 billion

The Google co-founder is still one of the search engine’s largest shareholders and has not sold a share since mid-2022. His wealth rose by $35 billion last year to $114 billion

One thing he can’t keep secret, however, is his potential business ties to Jeffrey Epstein.

Page was asked to testify in court because the disgraced financier once wanted him to be a JPMorgan client.

The other Google co-founder, Sergey Brin, was also subpoenaed by prosecutors in the case, as were billionaires Mortimer Zuckerman and Thomas Pritzker.

Sergey Brin: +$34 billion to $110 billion

According to Forbes, Brin returned to Google from semi-retirement to help launch its new AI chatbot, Gemini.

The industry heavyweight has reportedly submitted major code changes for the model, which was launched in December 2023.

Sergey Brin returned to Google from semi-retirement last year to help launch its new AI chatbot, Gemini.  His fortune increased by $34 billion to $1.25 billion

Sergey Brin returned to Google from semi-retirement last year to help launch its new AI chatbot, Gemini. His fortune increased by $34 billion to $1.25 billion

Gemini is proving to be a process of trial and error – and Brin made a rare public statement in March admitting that they had “messed up the image generation” after the bot had produced inaccurate photos in the past.

According to Forbes, his fortune increased by $34 billion last year to $110 billion.

Brin, 50, has been told he is more likely to develop Parkinson’s disease as he gets older due to genetic factors, and has invested much of his fortune in related charities.

Last year, he donated $150 million to scientists researching a cure for the disease, bringing his total donation to that cause to $1.25 billion.

Michael Dell: +$41 billion to $91 billion

The founder of Dell Technologies made money last year by orchestrating one of the largest acquisitions in history.

Broadcom acquired its sister company VMware for $69 billion in cash and stock, a lump sum of $30 billion for 59-year-old Michael Dell, according to Forbes.

Additionally, Dell donated more than $3 billion to its family foundation in 2023.

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