Forbes List 0wned By Geeks

By Deane Barker on September 23, 2005

Gates still the richest, but Google guys moving up: Once again, I am not on the list. But, once again, it’s dominated by geeks.

Bill Gates, Microsoft’s co-founder and chairman, was the nation’s wealthiest person for the 11th straight year with a net worth of $51 billion […]

Perhaps more noteworthy is the ascent of Google founders Sergey Brin and Larry Page, who were ranked 16th with $11 billion each, up from No. 43 last year when they each had a net worth of $4 billion.

Paul Allen, a childhood friend of Gates who co-founded Microsoft in 1975, was third wealthiest with $22.5 billion, while Dell CEO and co-founder Michael Dell was fourth with $18 billion and Lawrence Ellison, chief executive of Oracle, was No. 5 with a net worth of $17 billion.