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The 10 Most Powerful People in the Technology World


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Power is not achieved through money alone, nor influence by itself. It rather resides in personalities that have melded together wealth and the ability to shape people's lives. And, they do it with such brilliance, that the world becomes indulged with the changes they bring. These people affect the planet with simple decisions, positively or not. And, thus is followed in the wide technological industry just as well. I see your curiosity building. Let's take a look at the 10 most powerful people in tech!


Satya Nadela :

Who: CEO of Microsoft

Where: United States

Age: 48 years

Why and How:

Microsoft had been losing its reputation as the sole, unmatched leader in technology before Satya became the CEO. He has been working hard to bring back the lost glory, and successfully brought Windows 10 into the market, a venture that earned 110 million users within 3 months of its release. He has partnered with Oracle and Salesforce, technological giants which were formerly counted among the greatest competitors of Microsoft.


Larry Ellison :

Who: Executive Chairman, CTO and Founder of Oracle

Where: United States

Age: 71 years

Why and How:

Larry stands a billionaire, with a habit of appearing amongst the 10 richest people in the world, holding more than $50 billion besides expanding real estate. This technology titan is not satisfied with technology, however. He has been working to restore the glory of tennis in his country by investing in organizationslike the Intercollegiate Tennis Association, after successfully having done the same with sailing.


Elon Musk :

Who: CEO of SpaceX and Tesla

Where: United States

Age: 44 years

Why and How:

Popular for his belief of being involved in “no such thing as business, only the pursuit of a goal”, Elon has so far run, founded or invested in 18 companies. This believer of diversity first made it huge with the foundation of PayPal, and today holds more than $11 billion in fortune, which allows him to play with technological notions.


Jack Ma :

Who: CEO and Founder of Alibaba

Where: China

Age: 51 years

Why and How:

Jack Ma is among the top 2 richest people in China, holding a hefty fortune of more than $25.6 billion. He has set records with Alibaba's immense initial public offerings. His financial superiority enables his to keep his cool through the ups and downs of his e-commerce giant caused by the economic transformations taking place in China.


Tim Cook :

Who: CEO of Apple

Where: United States

Age: 54 years

Why and How:

Tim has a net worth of $645 billion. He has shown Apple its best years as a technological colossus, such as 2015 with the introduction of Apple Music which gained 6.5 million paid subscribers within a span of 5 months. Under him, iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S plus gained 13 million users within a weekend since their launch.


Mark Zuckerberg :

Who: CEO and Founder of Facebook

Where: United States

Age: 31 years

Why and How:

Facebook, the world’s largest social media platform, is also the fastest growing, with more than a billion users every day, and video views growing exponentially. It recently introduced Oculus Rift into the market, and its stock is rising in incredible ratios. Besides technological progress in leaps and bounds, Mark and his wife frequent the media with their ventures and donations for charitable causes.


Sergey Brin :

Who: President and Co-Founder of Alphabet

Where: United States

Age: 42 years

Why and How:

With Larry Page (CEO), Serge Brin has been innovating, restructuring and ballooning Google, now a subsidiary of Alphabet along with several other company’s such as X and Nest. Together, they exploit their resources abound in talent, wealth and technical edge, and are already turning long-dreamed projects such as self-driven cars and automated homes into a reality.


Jeff Bezos :

Who: CEO of Amazon

Where: United States

Age: 51 years

Why and How:

Being the largest e-commerce conglomerate in the world, Amazon swoops in profits of millions of dollars every month. Owning $55 billion, Jeff thrives, slipping unharmed through negative reports about the pressurized working environment in Amazon. His latest ventures include Amazon's first physical book store in Seattle, use of drones for fast shipping, and growth of Amazon Web Services.


Larry Page :

Who: CEO and Co-founder of Alphabet

Where: United States

Age: 42 years

Why and How:

With the restructuring of Google a few years ago into a major called Alphabet, with Google, Calico, Nest, X and others becoming its subsidiaries, Larry Page and Sergey Brin have together found a way to focus on experimentation with large-scale projects rather than managing their company. His fortune measures beyond $42 billion, and he looks farther than his search engine to include home automation and increased human life as his projects.


Bill Gates :

Who: Trustee and Co-chairman of Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

Where: United States

Age: 60 years

Why and How:

Co-founder of Microsoft, Gates grew the company to the hugest software titan and became the richest man on the planet with a worth of $87.3 billion. Today, however, Gates is more focused on giving away his fortune to the less fortunate through Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation founded in 2000. So far, the foundation has donated $34.5 billion to diverse medical causes.