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Gambling Moguls Make Forbes 100 Richest Tech Billionaires List

Financial publication Fobes has published its 100 Richest Tech Billionaires From Around The Globe List 2015, and there are some online betting moguls included in the list.

The list sees PokerStars co-founder Mark Scheinberg being the highest ranking gambling related tech billionaire, with a net worth estimated at $4.1 billion. Playtech founder Teddy Sagi was the next highest, with a worth estimated at $3.3 billion, while Bet365 stockholder Denise Coates was 71st on the list with a value of $2.9 billion.

The publication used stock prices at the end of July 2015 to calculate the list. The database also had some interesting statistics, which revealed:

  • 15 of the top 100 are under 40 years old

  • The youngest person on the list is Evan Spiegel, the founder of Snapchat with a net worth of $2.1 billion

  • 94 of the 100 are self-made billionaires, with only 3 inheriting their worth and 3 holding expanded inheritances

  • Most of the billionaires are from the United States, and most live in California

  • The total worth of the top 100 billionaires is a whopping $842.9 billion