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30 Richest Internet Entrepreneurs

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How many of you recon its possible to create a website and then less then 10 years later be worth billions? Well it is and today’s top list is to show of those who have achieved this. The great thing about the Internet is how in such a short amount of time you can be worth so much money and all done by wearing your boxer shorts, on a laptop in your bedroom!

Making money online has evolved a lot over the past few years, every day people become millionaires through the internet and they were just like you, searching through the internet for that piece of inspiration that would give them the kick they needed to make it happen. One of the easiest ways to make money and start an internet business today is by creating a blog. Check out my FREE 7 day eCourse on Blogging and give it a go yourself.

Making money is simple, you find a problem, offer the solution and then monetize it, this is exactly what the 30 people below did to make their billions/millions online. This is exactly what I did when I created this website, people were asking me how to create a blog, I offered them the solution with this website and then I monetized it with affiliate offers. To do it yourself, think about your passion or something you know a lot about, find a problem within it, create a blog and offer the solution then monetize it using any of the 100’s of methods I talk about on my blog.

Top Internet Entrepreneurs

Year Website Launched
Net Worth
Larry Page
$18.5 Billion
Sergey Brin
$18.5 Billion
Jeff Bezos
$8.7 Billlion
Pierre Omidyar
$6.3 Billion
Eric Schmidt
$5.9 Billion
Ronald Burkle
$3.5 Billion
Mark Cuban
$2.6 Billion
Jerry Yang
$2.3 Billion
Omid Kordestani 1
$1.9 Billion
David Filo 3
$1.7 Billion
Kavitark Ram Shriram 9
$1.7 Billion
Todd Wagner 1
$1.5 Billion
Peter Thiel 1
$1.3 Billion
Niklas Zennstrom 1
$1.3 Billion
Janus Friis 8
$1.3 Billion
Jack Ma 7
$1.1 Billion
Mark Zuckerberg 1
$700 Million
Simon Nixon
MoneySuperMarket 1999 $680 Million
Andrew Gower 1
$650 Million
Reid Hoffman 1
$500 Million
Zhang Chaoyang 111
$425 Million
Steve Chen 1
$350 Million
Elon Musk 4
$328 Million
Chad Hurley 2
$300 Million
Duncan Cameron
MoneySuperMarket 1999 $280 Million
Marc Andreesen 1
$253 Million
Reed Hastings 1
$150 Million
Blake Ross
Mozila 1998 $120 Million
Andrew Michael
$110 Million
Max Levchin
$100 Million

To our success in 2009,

Michael Dunlop

PS. Expect me to be up there one day ;-)

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  • Scott ::

    Wow, those guys are rich…

    I want a slice of that cake too…

    Keep the good lists coming :)

    • Michael

      Thanks Scott :) We got a few great ones to come, got some awesome Interviews as well :)

  • Jay

    ohh man thats a lot…
    All the best to the rest of us!

    Nice list – keep it up!

  • Tanya

    Hmmm… no women there???

  • Andy

    Awesome, how good would it be to have a site thats as popular as those guys!

  • Ross

    Great List, interesting to see how much that can be made in just one decade!

  • Danny Cooper

    Doesn’t Eric Schmidt just work for Google?

  • Stuart Wooster

    Do you think Pierre Omidyar bought that penguin off eBay? LoL!

    More lists please Michael! Great stuff for filling in my breaks :)

    • Michael

      Haha.. yeh :) If he didn’t then he should sell it on eBay at least ;-)

      Plenty more to come Stuart!

  • Stuart Wooster

    Nice to see the comments building up here, who else is on the eCourse?

    If so, have you checked out the forum yet? If not check your mail and register. It will be nice to get to know one another for sure! :)

  • Scottie332

    Very nice list! Give it a few years and you will have to put me on that list Michael! lol

    Keep up the great work.

  • Ryan

    Any idea why Steve Chen is worth more than Chad Hurley?? I thought they were 50/50 :-S

  • Haris

    Aah, the richie rich guys! :D

    I hope to make it to that list someday! :D

  • Ross

    Sure won’t see any bloggers up there talking about getting rich. It’s all good apps that went big. Just my 2 cents.

  • Josiah Jost | Siah Design

    Another awesome list. I wonder how long it will take the twitter dudes to make it on this. :D

    • Michael

      No more than a year :)

    • Stuart Wooster

      “Michael – No more than a year :)”

      They want to be doing better than just adding a sunscription for longer tweets then.

      • Michael

        All it takes is for Ev to sell the site and he jumps straight up onto the list!

  • emerywebster

    Favorite guy on here is Elon Musk

    His little bro is no slouch either.

  • JWG

    Billions is always good. Someday your gonna need to add my name to that list. :P

    • Michael

      Will look forward to it :)

  • Chris

    $110 million for the worlds worst domain registrar company. Thank you Andrew Michael.

    Anyone who can log into the control panel, deserves a MEDAL!

  • garrett goldsmith

    nice list. i love your inspirational lists. they give me that extra push at the end of the day. this list is interesting because it shows the diversity of the internet market.

    • Michael

      Thanks Garrett, glad you enjoy my lists! I hope you are still rocking the ebay scene!?

  • NitinGarg

    Wooah.. nice list.

    Man, this inspires me to drop out college and start working and looking for funds for my own projects :D

  • Scott Weaver

    Google has like half the list….

  • Andrew

    These people have truly used the power of the Internet to build massive wealth. Thanks for the list. However, they definitely didn’t do it from a laptop at home, at least not to reach the heights they have.

    Most of these companies have employees, a physical office(s), insurance coverage etc. While they are web based businesses they are not work from home type deals.

    Do you want employees or do you want to be a one-man shop? I don’t think it’s possible to build 100’s of millions or a billion dollars worth of equity by working from home. You’re going to have to build a brick and mortar business that just happens to be online.

    Cool blog theme. Thanks!

    • Michael

      Hey Andrew,

      Thanks for your comment, although now they are not at home with a laptop, for quite a lot of them, it started that way.

      I was actually speaking to a really huge name recently, he told me how he lived under his computer desk at home working all our tills he made it.

      It all starts right here guys.


  • Temiyemi

    It’s amazing! First, these ideas turned into services – not just websites – that the whole world have come to love and accept as part of everyday life both offline and online… and then, they further turned into mass of wealth for the brains that generated and implemented them! That’s the best route to getting rich that I adore and embrace!

  • Shane Hudson

    My name will be there soon to! Just I find a project that will make money, Success Circuit was not made for that purpose.

  • Jon

    I bet Obama is drooling thinking about the taxes he can generate from them.

  • Shreejana Hickman

    Thanks for the list. We all need to see a list like this from time to time, to remind us it is possible to achieve our goals!

  • Nikhil Garg

    Great List.

    I was not aware that Amazon is on 3rd Ranking….

  • Play Games Win Prizes

    With all the things you are pulling now, Michael, I do NOT doubt it at all that you would be on this list in the future :)


  • Simone Brummelhuis

    Hope that with support from The Next Women, women may be encouraged to go for the big internet companies as well.
    There are some, see our deal list of exits by women:

    • Michael

      Great list Simone, will definitly use it for future inspiration.

  • Renegade Conservatory Guy

    Yeah, they might be rich, but they’re an ugly looking lot!

    Devo’s Dad.

    • Michael

      Lol… Alright Matthew, Dean and Martin I over, mentioned you checked the blog out.

      Hope all is going well with HEAL and your blog.

  • Alex |

    Weird, I would have thought Mozilla would be worth more (not saying $120 mil isn’t a lot). By the way, you missed an extra “l” in “Mozilla”. ;)

  • web designmanchester

    amazing list, it’s kinda scary how the net has proved to be a gateway for some massive success stories.

  • Ayn

    Obama must hate that list but good for you for posting it!

  • Sophie Marston

    Inspirational List

  • David King

    Only person you forgot on the list was me! :)
    lol… like the list! keep up the great posts! :)

  • Jo

    And hopefully a they will be giving some of their money away :-)

  • Marty McFlyy

    You can tell every one of them got beat up in high school. Be nice to the nerds people!!! The Geek Shall Inherit the Earth…

    • Michael

      Like Bill Gates Said: Be nice to nerds. Chances are you’ll end up working for one.

  • Alex Brooks

    It’s interesting that some of the websites earn more then the older websites, just proves to show the service/content doesn’t mean everything, but as you can all see, aged websites usually earn a lot more then younger websites, but you hardly ever see anyone earning a load of money when their website is only 1-2 years old.

  • Oyelaja Oyekan

    I run Cybernator Solutions ( and I come here daily to get inspiration from what Michael says. Great list dude. Only wish to make it one day

  • Hans Draeken

    Great list, Michael..Like to be on that list as well some day. I am with the Reverse Funnel System, one of the best in Home-Based-Business as per Opportunity World Magazine Winter 2009.
    Check it out ( and join me.

  • Renelda

    we need more women on this list. I hope Rachna from India will creep up among the ranking. Who knows, maybe I will be on that list.

  • Mile A Minute

    I was nice to the nerds and even saved a few from head trauma none of them have hired me yet. LOL But never the less the list is as everyone has stated inspirational. Where is my boss the nerd wait I am my boss I need to turn on my nerd appeal and pay myself.. Inna minute Mile A Minute everybody get back to work..

  • Harish

    Larry Page rocks ! the top two richest entrepreneurs are from google ! :> huh amazing…Great list Michael :)

  • Amulekone

    Amazing list you have here. What did these guys know that we don’t? It is surely inspiring.

    thanks for the info

  • Dreamer

    Nice list :)

    Hope to make it one day myself, and looking forward to seeing some women on it too someday

  • Jason Leavitt

    Like all the other “lists” on this site, this list is pathetically incomplete.

    What about Jeffrey Citron? He started Datek (sold to Ameritrade) and Vonage.

    What about the guy who started Ameritrade? He just bought the Cubs for $1 billion.

    What about the guy who started He sold to Microsoft for $400 million.

    Or the guy who started (sold to e-trade for $200 million).

    The list goes on and on. There are so many others that the author of this site doesn’t know about, that Max Levchin might not even be in the top 100.

  • Muzi Mohale

    Andrew, just to add on Michael’s point, working from home is not a sin. If my memory serves to correct Matt, who owns wordpress, has all along been operating from home…”As CEO Toni Schneider explained at a recent Startup2Startup event, Automattic has no central office and all its employees work remotely from home, only to meet up a couple times per year as a company.”

    • Lance

      Didn’t Amazon start in a garage? Thought I read that somewhere ages ago.

  • mvs

    Google seems to dominate the top list!

  • Nikolai

    Wow, pretty interesting that quite a few people on this list come from the same company. These people sure are rich!

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  • Rick Kats

    Okay I’m jelous, now I just have to work my ass off online and join that list!

  • Polymer Business

    go google, thank God the invented google, love google so much !

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