The San Francisco Bay Area’s economy is booming. And, if the local billionaires sitting atop Forbes’ recently published list of the richest people in the world is any indication, a lot of that is going into the pockets of the region’s one percent.
While Silicon Valley tech royalty predictably dominates the list, there’s also a peppering of other industries, from real estate to entertainment.
Check out this slideshow of some of the richest people in the Bay Area, and visit Forbes to see the full list:
The Oracle-founding, yacht-racing, Hawaiian island-buying college dropout is worth a href=”http://www.forbes.com/profile/larry-ellison/”$43 billion/a.
Sergey Brin and Larry Page
Have you guys heard of this company called The Googles? Its headquarters are going to be the setting of that a href=”http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/02/13/the-internship-trailer_n_2679936.html”Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson movie/a? No? Well, the two guys who founded it are worth a href=”http://www.forbes.com/profile/larry-page/”somewhere in the neighborhood/a of a href=”http://www.forbes.com/profile/sergey-brin/”$22 billion/a.
Last year, Facebook’s “accidental billionaire” Mark Zuckerberg a href=”http://sfist.com/2012/12/19/mark_zuckerberg_makes_500_million_d.php”donated $500 million/a to the Silicon Valley Community Foundation, but he’s got a lot to spare–he’s still worth a href=”http://www.forbes.com/profile/mark-zuckerberg/”$13.8 billion/a.
Laurene Powell Jobs
The widow of Apple visionary Steve Jobs, Laurene Powell Jobs is the richest woman in Silicon Valley with a net worth of a href=”http://www.forbes.com/profile/laurene-powell-jobs/”$10.7 billion/a.
In addition to founding eBay, Pierre Omidyar is also known for his innovative philanthropic investment firm Omydiar Network…and for having a href=”http://www.forbes.com/profile/pierre-omidyar/”$8.7 billion/a in the bank.
While lagging behind founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin, Google Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt isn’t doing too poorly for himself with a net worth of a href=”http://www.forbes.com/profile/eric-schmidt/”$8.2 billion/a.
South Bay mutual fund kingpin Charles Johnson, who is the chairman of Franklin Resources, has a href=”http://www.forbes.com/profile/charles-johnson/”$5.7 billion/a in the bank.
A Silicon Valley entrepreneur who founded both PeopleSoft and enterprise software firm Workday, Duffield raked in a big haul this year after the latter company’s recent IPO and more than doubled his net worth to a href=”http://www.forbes.com/profile/david-duffield/”$4.8 billion/a.
Even though Charles Schwab no longer runs the brokerage firm that turned him into a household name, “Chuck” is still wortha href=”http://www.forbes.com/profile/charles-schwab/” $4.3 billion/a.
Not only did Gordon Moore cofound Intel and a href=”http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moore’s_law”coin his very own eponymous law/a, but he’s also worth a href=”http://www.forbes.com/profile/gordon-moore/”$4.1 billion/a.
Atherton-based leveraged buyout titan George Roberts has a net worth of a href=”http://www.forbes.com/profile/george-roberts/”$4.1 billion/a.
Despite (or actually due to) the sale of his company to Disney last year, the force is still strong with Star Wars mastermind George Lucas to the tune of a href=”Also the http://www.forbes.com/profile/george-lucas/”$3.9 billion/a.
Tech companies like Apple and Yahoo may live online, but they also need office space–and that’s where John Sobrato comes in. Sobrato’s commercial real estate empire has netted him a href=”http://www.forbes.com/profile/john-a-sobrato/”$3.9 billion/a.
Being roommates with Mark Zuckerberg at Harvard had its benefits for Dustin Moskovitz, who was Facebook’s third employee before splitting in 2008 to found online collaboration software firm Asana. He’s currently worth a href=”http://www.forbes.com/profile/dustin-moskovitz/”$3.8 billion/a.
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