6. Zhang Zhidon
Net Worth: $15.2 billion
Zhang Zhidon is an internet entrepreneur, who enjoys a net worth of $15.2 billion. Zhidon co-founded ‘Tencent’- a website which offers investor relations, instant messaging, wireless internet value added services, as well as eCommerce advertising services. The website is ranked among the top ten sites in the world. The company has also launched a game, called League of Legends. It has also ventured into film and television production in partnership with the Huayi Brothers Media Group. Together, the website and the company share a net worth of $50 billion.
7. Sheryl Sandberg
Net Worth: $1.64 billion
Sheryl Sandberg is a businesswoman of American origin and the Chief Operating Officer of Facebook. She has worked as the Vice President of Global Online Sales and Operations at Google, Inc. Sheryl also served as the chief of staff at the United States Secretary of the Treasury. She also sits on the Board for ‘Women for Women International’, ‘Center for Global Development’, ‘Walt Disney Company’ and is a former board member of ‘Starbucks’. Sheryl owns a luxurious house in Atherton, California. The house has around 12 bedrooms and spread across 12,470 square feet of area.
8. Eric Lefkofsky
Net worth: $2.2 billion
Eric Lefkofsky is an American businessman and the co-founder of Groupon, Inc. His net worth is calculated to be approximately $2.2 billion. He has also founded several other companies, such as InnerWorkings, Inc., Mediaocean, and Echo Global Logistics, Inc. He also co-founded Lightbank, a financial firm that possesses expertise in making venture capital investments. He owns 21% shares of Groupon, therefore, is the largest shareholder in the company. Eric founded a charitable organization, called the Lefkofsky Foundation, which works for the educational and scientific causes all over the world.
9. Dennis Albaugh
Net Worth: $1.6 billion
Dennis Albaugh is the richest person of Iowa and founder of Albaugh, Inc. His current net worth is $1.5 billion. Initially, he focused on selling fertilizers and seeds. But, later, shifted to form his own company, Albaugh, Inc., to sell fertilizers. Though, he was not very successful in the early years of his business, but later, caught the track and purchased some factories in Brazil and Argentina. Dennis is also growing his business by developing farmlands in his home state. He is known as the ‘Prince of Pesticides’. He resides at a lavish mansion at Ankeny, Iowa. The billionaire has a fancy for cars and owns about 200 Chevrolets.
10. William Ding
Net Worth: $13.6 billion
William Ding, also known as Ding Lei, is the CEO and founder of a popular internet company, called ‘NetEase’, which offers online gaming, microblogging, email, news, and search on its website ‘163.com’. Ding is also a 45% owner of NetEase. He was one of the richest persons of China in early 2000s. He is now expanding his business by practising organic farming. His current net worth is around $13.6 billion.