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The Richest Of The Rich: Top 20 Tech Billionaires Of 2018

Forbes' World's Billionaires List for 2018 is out, ranking over 2,000 billionaires, their business successes, and impressive philanthropic efforts. Here are the top 20 executives who have amassed billions in the tech industry as of 2018.

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20. Charlie Ergen

Worth: $13.4 billion

Overall Rank: No. 106

Co-founder and former chairman of satellite TV provider Dish Network and satellite communications firm EchoStar, Ergen got his start in 1980 selling satellite dishes out of the back of a truck in the Denver area. That business later grew into Dish Network and EchoStar.

Dish went public in 1996, and Ergen owns 48 percent of the company today. EchoStar, the hardware side of Dish Network, was spun off from the company in 2008. Ergen returned as CEO of Dish in 2015, four years after stepping down as chairman.

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