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The 20 Wealthiest Tech Billionaires In 2020: Forbes

Despite many industries taking a hit as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, 20 tech and telecom executives cracked the top 100 of the richest people in the world since 2019.

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The Richest Of The Rich  

Forbes has released its annual World‘s Billionaires List, highlighting each of the world’s 2,095 billionaires’ rankings, business successes and philanthropic efforts. But billionaires aren’t immune to the COVID-19 pandemic, a health crisis that gripped the globe in 2020 and drove down profits across many industries. In fact, Forbes said that this year it ranked 58 fewer billionaires and of those that remained, 51 percent of the richest people are less rich than they were a year ago.

Despite sinking profits for some, there are still plenty of executives who have fared very well in 2020. Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos nabbed the No. 1 spot for the third year in a row, beating out Microsoft‘s Bill Gates, who has been the richest person in the world for 18 years running. Bezos, unlike many of the other billionaires on the list, has a net worth of $113 billion, despite giving $36 billion in stock to his ex-wife, as Amazon’s shares climbed 15 percent since the 2019 Forbes list. This year, 20 tech and telecom executives cracked the top 100 of the richest people in the world overall.

What follows is a list of the top 20 tech billionaires in 2020, according to Forbes.

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