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The 20 Richest Tech Billionaires In 2021: Forbes

Gina Narcisi

Despite many industries taking a financial hit as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, 20 tech and telecom executives cracked the top 75 of the richest people in the world this year.

Jack Ma

Worth: $48.4 billion

Overall rank: #26

Ma, a former English teacher, co-founded one of the largest e-commerce platforms in the world, Alibaba Group. Last year, Ma stepped down as Alibaba’s executive chairman and was succeeded by Alibaba’s current CEO, Daniel Zhang. In 2020, Ma’s foundation donated millions of masks and other medical supplies to the U.S., Europe, and Africa to help battle the coronavirus crisis.

 
Gina Narcisi

Gina Narcisi is a senior editor covering the networking and telecom markets for CRN.com. Prior to joining CRN, she covered the networking, unified communications and cloud space for TechTarget. She can be reached at gnarcisi@thechannelcompany.com.

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