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Gates tops Forbes' list of tech billionaires

The average age on this list is 53, a decade younger than that for all billionaires

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FIXTURE ON RICH LISTS: Microsoft chief Gates has an estimated worth of US$79.6 billion. Of the 100 richest tech moguls, half are US-based.

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AMAZON SHARES JUMPED: Mr Bezos became US$13 billion richer because the online retailer's shares appreciated. He is now at No. 3, and worth US$47.8 billion.

Washington

MICROSOFT'S Bill Gates was the unsurprising leader of the first Forbes list of the richest global tech billionaires, while Amazon founder Jeff Bezos saw his personal fortune surge.

The Forbes survey released on Wednesday indicated that US-based tech magnates comprised 51

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