Not like it’s overly important, but it’s still worth noting that Apple CEO Steve Jobs is now ranked as the world’s 110th richest person. In their annual report Forbes notes that Jobs’s net wealth is now at $8.3 Billion due to the success of Apple over the past year. Jobs, just last year was ranked […]
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Apple CEO Steve Jobs Now Ranked World’s 110th Richest Person

204643-jobs_forbes.jpgNot like it’s overly important, but it’s still worth noting that Apple CEO Steve Jobs is now ranked as the world’s 110th richest person. In their annual report Forbes notes that Jobs’s net wealth is now at $8.3 Billion due to the success of Apple over the past year. Jobs, just last year was ranked as 136th richest person in the world. If you tighten the scope, Jobs is the 34th richest person in America.
Instead of regurgitating the details, I’ll just give you an excerpt from the report:

In March the Apple founder made a surprise appearance at the unveiling of his iPad 2, after taking medical leave in January. Insanely creative Apple chief transforms a multibillion-dollar industry every few years. First, personal computers with Apple II, Macintosh; then film with Pixar; music (iTunes), mobile (iPhone). Now iPad is treated as messiah tablet, savior for publishing industry. Apple still sells computers, but twice as much revenue now comes from music distribution and hand-held devices. Shot past long-time rival Microsoft as world’s most valuable tech company in May. Shares of Apple surged more than 80% over the last year. Still, the majority of Job’s fortune comes from Disney; as largest shareholder he owns about $4.4 billion of stock. Reed College dropout founded Apple 1976.

Carlos Slim Helu, the Mexican telecommunications mogul, is the worlds richest person for the second year in a row, at an amazing $74 billion. Of course, Bill Gates is ranked at #2 with $56 Billion. To his credit, he’d likely still be #1 on the list if he wasn’t giving so much his charity, which is an awesome thing.

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