by Pardeep Tue Nov 05, 2013 9:59 am
The deepening global economic recession is not only wiping jobs and companies, it is also wiping the wealth's of the world's richest. The annual Forbes list of World's Billionaires shows how the net worth of the world's richest have got dented in the past one year (just like most of us).
This year the world's billionaires have an average net worth of $3 billion, down 23% in 12 months. The world now has 793 billionaires, down from 1,125 a year ago.
Coming to the winners, the list sees the comeback of tech czar Bill Gates at no. 1 position. Gates last year lost his crown after being the world's richest billionaire for 15 years in a row.
The list also has some other big names from the technology industry. These technology leaders though saw a huge fall in their net worth, some in rankings too, managed to retain their places in the list. Here's over to the 15 richest technology billionaires.