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The 20 Richest Tech Billionaires In The World: Forbes’ 2022 List

Jay Fitzgerald

From Amazon Founder Jeff Bezos to Nvidia’s Jensen Huang, here are the techies who made Forbes’ 2022 list of the world’s billionaires.

20. Pavel Durov

Worth: $15.1 billion

Overall ranking: #123 – tied with Scott Farquhar

Cofounder and owner of messaging app Telegram, Pavel Durov’s firm has more than 600 million users worldwide – and its prominence has increased since the outbreak of the Russian-Ukrainian war earlier this year. Durov’s net worth fell by $2.1 billion in the past year, knocking his ranking down from No. 112 in 2021 to No. 123 in 2022.

 
Jay Fitzgerald

Jay Fitzgerald is a senior editor covering cybersecurity for CRN. Jay previously freelanced for the Boston Globe, Boston Business Journal, Boston magazine, Banker & Tradesman, MassterList.com, Harvard Business School’s Working Knowledge, the National Bureau of Economic Research and other entities. He can be reached at jfitzgerald@thechannelcompany.com.

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