Wednesday, September 10, 2008

The Richest Network Heroes in the Global

Forbes published the 2008 Global Network Rich List, a total of 33 selected Internet tycoons. Two Google founders Sergey Brin and Larry Page respectively ranked final position in their personal net assets of 18.7 billion U.S. dollars and 18.6 billion U.S. dollars. Forbes said the 33 Internet regals' total value is up to 109.7 billion U.S. dollars.

The list shows that the chairman of ZTgame Yuzhu Shi ranks seventh in 2.8 billion U.S. dollars individual net assets. In addition, Yahoo CEO Jerry Yang, CEO of Tencent Pony Mag, Baidu CEO Robin Li, Chairman of the Board of Alibaba Jack Ma and CEO of Netease William Ding are also on the network rich list.

1. Sergey Brin
Sergey BrinNet assets: 18.7 billion U.S. dollars


In 1998, Brin and Larry Page together create Google in a friend's garage. The initial start-up capital are from Stanford donors, angel investors K. Ram Shriram and Andy Bechtolsheim. November 2007, Google shares made the highest price history of 740 U.S. dollars.

2. Larry Page
Larry PageNet assets: 18.6 billion U.S. dollars


In 1998, Brin and Larry Page together create Google in a friend's garage. The initial start-up capital are from Stanford donors, angel investors K. Ram Shriram and Andy Bechtolsheim. November 2007, Google shares made the highest price history of 740 U.S. dollars.

3. Jeff Bezos
Jeff BezosNet assets: 8.2 billion U.S. dollars


Bezos is a veterans of network industry, survivor of the Internet bubble. In 1989, After graduation from Princeton University, Bezos engaged in hedge funds. Before the 30-year-old birthday, he resigned and founded Amazon in a garage of Seattle.

4. Pierre Omidyar
Pierre OmidyarNet assets: 7.7 billion U.S. dollars


1995, Pierre Omidyar founded the eBay, an online auction site. Today, there are about more than 1 million users to eBay as their primary or secondary source of income. 1998, Omidyar gave the company operating to Margaret Whitman, and only kept the Chairman of the Board. Aomideya is active blog author and keen to Charity.

5. Eric Schmidt
Eric SchmidtNet assets: 6.6 billion U.S. dollars


Schmidt got electrical engineering degree at Princeton University and a doctorate at the University of California at Berkeley. He have worked at Bell Labs and Xerox. In 1980s, Schmidt participated in the development of Java technology in Sun. Since 2001, he has been the CEO of Google.

6. Jeffrey Skoll
Jeffrey SkollNet assets: 3.6 billion U.S. dollars


Skoll was the first full-time employee and eBay's first president. Now he is the company's second-largest shareholder. Skoll is no longer involved in company operations, but turned to charity work and the film.

7. Yuzhu Shi
Yuzhu ShiNet assets: 2.8 billion U.S. dollars


Yuzhu Shi graduated from Zhejiang University, and in 1991 set up Giant High-tech Group in Zhuhai. But because the construction of giant skyscraper, he eventually failed. Then Yuzhu Shi created Zhengtu online games and be successful. He has always been different from ordinary people to the famous marketing tools, creating Giant Network and Listing in New York Stock Exchange. Yuzhu Shi's about half of the wealth come from its holdings of the Minsheng Bank and Huaxia Bank.

8. Hiroshi MikitaniHiroshi MikitaniNet assets: 2.6 billion U.S. dollars


Hiroshi Mikitani founded the online stores Rakuten. It is the sixth popular web site in Japan's past 10 years. Hiroshi Mikitani launched the Rakuten in Taiwan. He planned to launch 3000 virtual network shops in 3 years in Taiwan.

9. Mark CubanMark CubanNet assets: 2.6 billion U.S. dollars


Cuban and his Indiana University student Todd Wagner set up an early video portal site, and in 1995 sold to Yahoo for 5.7 billion U.S. dollars. Cuban founded a media empire, with film production, distribution and the theater, eagers to blog writing.

10. David FiloDavid FiloNet assets: 2.5 billion U.S. dollars


Filo and Jerry Yang founded Yahoo, and in 1996 led the Yahoo listing. In 2005, Filo spent 1 billion U.S. dollars to buy 40 percent Shares of Alibaba.

11. Jerry YangJerry YangNet assets: 2.3 billion U.S. dollars


Jerry Yang with Yahoo with Filo. 2007, he dismissed the CEO Terry Semel. In June of last year, Jerry Yang be the Yahoo's CEO. And in February of this year, he rejected the 45 billion U.S. dollars acquisition from Microsoft.

12. Omid KordestaniOmid KordestaniNet assets: 2.2 billion U.S. dollars


In 1999, Kordestani left Netscape to join Google, as Google's business founder. Now he is the vice president of sales and business development. Kordestani led Google spent 1.65 billion U.S. dollars on acquisition of YouTube in 2006.

13. Andreas BechtolsheimAndreas BechtolsheimNet assets: 2.0 billion U.S. dollars


Bechtolsheim is the co-founder of Sun, currently return to Sun and served as senior vice president and chief designer. He initially voted to Google 100,000 U.S. dollars as start-up funding, now has a market value of up to 1.7 billion U.S. dollars. Bechtolsheim also hold shares of Magma Design Automation, a chip design software company.

14. John SperlingJohn SperlingNet assets: 1.7 billion U.S. dollars

Apollo Group

In 1976, Sperling create the University of Phoenix. Today it has become the nation's largest private university system. About 300,000 students have participated in the school more than 100 bachelor, master's degree courses. His son Peter Sperling is the Apollo Group's senior vice president.

15. John DoerrJohn DoerrNet assets: 1.7 billion U.S. dollars

Venture Investment

In the 1990s, Doerr served in Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers. He has invested in Intuit, Amazon and Netscape. But only the Google investment bring enormous wealth to him.

16. Peter Sperling

Net assets: 1.7 billion U.S. dollars

Apollo Group

Peter Sperling is senior vice president of Apollo Group which is created by his father.

17. Anurag DikshitAnurag DikshitNet assets: 1.6 billion U.S. dollars


Ruth Parasol founded the network gambling site PartyGaming in 1997. Dikshit joined in PartyGaming in the following year and developed the site gambling software. After the U.S. law prohibits financial institutions involved in online gambling, the stock price began to fall since 2005. Dikshit sold a large number of shares and left the board of directors, but still hold large number of stock.

18. David CheritonDavid CheritonNet assets: 1.6 billion U.S. dollars


When Cheriton was a professor of Stanford University, he introduced Google founders Brin and Page to the venture investment institution Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers. Then got substantial return on the stock. Cheriton and Andreas Bechtolsheim set up the network equipment company Granite Systems, and in 1996 sold the company to CISCO.

19. Todd WagnerTodd WagnerNet assets: 1.5 billion U.S. dollars


Because tired of the boring lawyer life, Wagner and Mark Cuban set up the early video portal site, and in 1999 sold it to Yahoo for 5.7 billion U.S. dollars. Wagner currently owns shares of 2929 Entertainment, Magnolia Pictures, Landmark Theatres, HDNet Films and Lionsgate.

20. Mark ZuckerbergMark ZuckerbergNet assets: 1.5 billion U.S. dollars


February 2004, Zuckerberg founded the social networking site Facebook at Harvard University's dormitory, and later left the school to the development in Silicon Valley. He got 500,000 U.S. dollars as start Funds from PayPal co-founder Peter Thiel. Currently, Facebook has more than 66 million active users, the projected annual revenue will be the 150 million U.S. dollars. October last year, Microsoft spent 240 million U.S. dollars on acquisition of Facebook 1.6% stake, so that the outside world of Facebook's valuation as high as 15 billion U.S. dollars.

21. James ClarkJames ClarkNet assets: 1.4 billion U.S. dollars

Netscape,, Shutterfly

Clark invested or start-up many companies, including Silicon Graphics, Netscape, Healtheon. The company was listed, Clark sold the shares, successfully avoided the Internet bubble burst. After then he invested in computer security company Neoteris and Hyperion Development Group, and hold 40% stake of Shutterfly, a picture-sharing site, which was listed in 2006.

22. Pony MaPony MaNet assets: 1.4 billion U.S. dollars


Pony Ma is the founder of the Tencent company which has the QQ, the most popular Internet message software in China. QQ attracts international manufacturers advertisers, such as McDonald's and Nike.

23. Robin LiRobin LiNet assets: 1.4 billion U.S. dollars


Baidu co-founder and CEO. Baidu is China's most popular Internet search engine. In 2000, Robin Li founded Baidu and listed on the Nasdaq in 2005.

24. Barry DillerBarry DillerNet assets: 1.3 billion U.S. dollars


Diller currently holding e-commerce company IAC/InterActiveCorp, which owns, Citysearch, and so on over 60 brands.

25. Margaret WhitmanMargaret WhitmanNet assets: 1.3 billion U.S. dollars


Whitman joined eBay in 198 years as CEO, and lead the company through Internet boom and the bubble burst period. Last year, Whitman first time since 2003 sale of eBay stock, and announced that next year will resign from the CEO in January.

26. Michael MoritzMichael MoritzNet assets: 1.3 billion U.S. dollars

Yahoo, PayPal, Google

Moritz had studied history at Oxford University, received an MBA from the Wharton School of Business. Then he worked in the press. In 1986, Moritz joined the United States Sequoia Capital, and invested in Yahoo and PayPal. The most successful investment is the initial investment in Google. The investment is only 12.5 million U.S. dollars, but now the market value is as high as 11.4 billion U.S. dollars. And he himself also benefit 750 million U.S. dollars. The current investment includes network address Plaxo, women site Sugar and human resources software Saba.

27. Marc BenioffMarc BenioffNet assets: 1.2 billion U.S. dollars


Benioff founded in 1999. He migrated traditional customers database to the network and made a great success.

28. Stephen CaseStephen CaseNet assets: 1.2 billion U.S. dollars


Case founded AOL, and merger with Time Warner to build cross-media empire. However, since the Internet bubble burst, 2003, as the Chairman of AOL, Case left the company. Now, Case focus on high-end vacation club Exclusive Resorts.

29. Peter ThielPeter ThielNet assets: 1.2 billion U.S. dollars

PayPal, Facebook

In 1996, Thiel founded Thiel Capital Management, and in 2002 changed its name to Clarium capital Management. At present the company's management more than 5 billion U.S. dollars worth of assets. In 1998, Thiel co-found the PayPal, and in 2002 sold it to eBay. 2005, Thiel invested 50 million U.S. dollars founded Founders Fund. In 2004, he provided 500,000 U.S. dollars of start-up funding to the founder of Facebook.

30. Sameer GehlautSameer GehlautNet assets: 1.2 billion U.S. dollars


Gehlaut is India's youngest self-made tycoon. In 1999, Gehlaut and two university firends founded the intermediary site Indiabulls. in 2004, his company listed in India. At present, Gehlaut is the company's largest shareholder, and manage company.

31. J Joseph RickettsJ Joseph RickettsNet assets: 1.2 billion U.S. dollars


1995, Ricketts set up the Ameritrade, a website of exchange, and was listed in 1997. In the summer of 2005, Ricketts rejected the rival E * Trade's acquisition request which as high as 60 billion dollars. And in a few months later, Ameritrade made the acquisition of 1.7 billion U.S. dollars to the TD Waterhouse.

32. Jack MaJack MaNet assets: 1.1 billion U.S. dollars


In 1998, Ma set up Alibaba in 60,000 U.S. dollars. In 2007 he led the company listed in Hongkong. At the same time, Alibaba Group owns Taobao, Ali-pay, Yahoo China, Ali-soft and so on.

33. William DingWilliam DingNet assets: 1.0 billion U.S. dollars


In 2003, William Ding was the richest man in China. Netease had hoped to rely on online games in the competition to survive. The business has become the company's main business.

Originally Posted: China Business Daily
Author: Angulo Fu