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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 than 10 years later be worth billions? Well it is possible and in today’s top list, I’ll show you some rich internet entrepreneurs who have achieved it.

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.

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 online.

One of the easiest ways to get started making money online is to create a blog. There are many examples of millionaire entrepreneurs who started with blogging and then became much more.

I hope you enjoy today’s post:

Top Internet Entrepreneurs Making Money Online

1Jeff BezosAmazon1994$83 Billion
2Mark ZuckerbergFacebook2004$63.30 Billion
3Larry EllisonOracle1977$61.00 Billion
4Larry PageGoogle1998$49.30 Billion
5Sergey BrinGoogle1998$43.10Billion
6Ma YunAlibaba1999$41.80 Billion
7Ma HuatengTencent1998$24.90 Billion
8Masayoshi SonSoftBank1981$24.40 Billion
9Azim PremjiWipro1945$18.30 Billion
10Ding LeiNetEase1997$17.30 Billion
11Robin LiBaidu2000$14.30 Billion
12Stephen CohenPoint72 Asset Management1992$13.00 Billion
13Hasso PlattnerSAP SE1976$2.70 Billion
14Shiv NadarHCL1976$12.70 Billion
15Liu QiangdongJD.com1998$10.70 Billion
16Dustin MoskovitzFacebook2004$10.40 Billion
17Jan KoumWhatsApp2009$9.70 Billion
18James GoodnightSAS Institute1976$8.80 Billion
19Pierre OmidyarEbay1995$8.80 Billion
20Eduardo SaverinFacebook2004$8.70 Billion
21David Duffield PeopleSoft$7.40 Billion
22Zhang ZhidongTencent1998$7.00 Billion
23Garrett CampUber2009$6.90 Billion
24Brian ActonWhatsApp2009$6.50 Billion
25Kwon Hyuk-BinSmilegateSmilegate2002$6.30 Billion
26Travis KalanickUber2009$6.30 Billion
27Hiroshi MikitaniRakuten1997$6.10 Billion
28Ralph Dommermuth1&1 Internet1988$5.50 Billion
29Gabe NewellValve1996$5.50 Billion
30Andy BechtolsheimGoogle1998$5.10 Billion

Read more: β€˜The 100 Richest Internet Entrepreneurs


  1. Scott :: says:

    Wow, those guys are rich…

    I want a slice of that cake too…

    Keep the good lists coming πŸ™‚

    • Thanks Scott πŸ™‚ We got a few great ones to come, got some awesome Interviews as well πŸ™‚

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

    Nice list – keep it up!

  3. Hmmm… no women there???

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

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

  6. Danny Cooper says:

    Doesn’t Eric Schmidt just work for Google?

  7. Stuart Wooster says:

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

    More lists please Michael! Great stuff for filling in my breaks πŸ™‚

    • Haha.. yeh πŸ™‚ If he didn’t then he should sell it on eBay at least πŸ˜‰

      Plenty more to come Stuart!

  8. Stuart Wooster says:

    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! πŸ™‚

  9. Scottie332 says:

    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.

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

  11. Aah, the richie rich guys! πŸ˜€

    I hope to make it to that list someday! πŸ˜€

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

  13. Josiah Jost | Siah Design says:

    Another awesome list. I wonder how long it will take the twitter dudes to make it on this. πŸ˜€

  14. emerywebster says:

    Favorite guy on here is Elon Musk

    His little bro is no slouch either.

  15. Billions is always good. Someday your gonna need to add my name to that list. πŸ˜›

  16. $110 million for the worlds worst domain registrar company. Thank you Andrew Michael.

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

  17. garrett goldsmith says:

    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.

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

  18. NitinGarg says:

    Wooah.. nice list.

    Man, this inspires me to drop out college and start working and looking for funds for my own projects πŸ˜€

  19. Scott Weaver says:

    Google has like half the list….

  20. 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!

    • 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.


  21. Temiyemi says:

    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!

  22. Shane Hudson says:

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

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

  24. Shreejana Hickman says:

    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!

  25. Nikhil Garg says:

    Great List.

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

  26. Play Games Win Prizes says:

    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 πŸ™‚


  27. Simone Brummelhuis says:

    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:

  28. Renegade Conservatory Guy says:

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

    Devo’s Dad.

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

      Hope all is going well with HEAL and your blog.

  29. Alex | says:

    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”. πŸ˜‰

  30. web designmanchester says:

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

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

  32. Sophie Marston says:

    Inspirational List

  33. David King says:

    Only person you forgot on the list was me! πŸ™‚
    lol… like the list! keep up the great posts! πŸ™‚

  34. And hopefully a they will be giving some of their money away πŸ™‚

  35. Marty McFlyy says:

    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…

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

  36. Alex Brooks says:

    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.

  37. Oyelaja Oyekan says:

    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

  38. Hans Draeken says:

    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.

  39. 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.

  40. Mile A Minute says:

    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..

  41. Larry Page rocks ! the top two richest entrepreneurs are from google ! :> huh amazing…Great list Michael πŸ™‚

  42. Amulekone says:

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

    thanks for the info

  43. Nice list πŸ™‚

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

  44. Jason Leavitt says:

    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.

  45. Muzi Mohale says:

    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.”

  46. Google seems to dominate the top list!

  47. Nikolai says:

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

  48. Rick Kats says:

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

  49. Polymer Business says:

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

  50. I think you left out Mark Zukerberg, founder of facebook.

  51. These guys are great. I think their secret is persistence and a great focus
    I am heading there one day

  52. Millionaire Acts says:

    Wow! Your site has been into the authority of posting articles about lists… Great! Keep it up!

  53. Srini Centhala says:

    Wow.. Great!
    We also will be in this list soon..
    If we have good support of people..

    Srini Centhala,

  54. TiffanySouthall says:

    great list

  55. I am loving all of the info on this website- very inspirational for me- I only hope that one day my name will appear on that list…..anything is possible if you see it through!

  56. Nice list Mike.

    what do you know about Google Cash? Can you please set up an interview for Google guys to tell us about this product.

  57. John Hudome says:

    I want to be on the list. Nice seeing you at Continuity Summit.

  58. Mark Lewis says:

    I’ll take even a small fraction of thier pies! Till then it’s !

  59. TopGDIPro says:

    These entrepreneurs are forward thinkers committed to what they started.

    The latest site is over 4 years old. Let it be a lesson. Think. Commit. Forward. No instant lottery tickets.


  60. Bronson says:

    Fantastic resource list and very informative. I’m going to see if I can find these guys on Twitter – I’m sure they have some interesting tweets.

  61. agmenta says:

    I hope all of them have as well a happy life and a rich and peaceful interior life. They derserve it. Thay have changed the world.

  62. LILO MAGAZINE says:

    Wow I want to enter that list! Who wanna join me?

  63. Bruceongames says:

    Andrew Gower has given a rare interview where he explains his early business days and gives advice for anyone wanting to do the same:

  64. hahaha only men.. how do u feel

  65. Hey, Michael… Can you mention what is resources of income from those people? For example, from advertising, etc. It would be more awesome if you add this on your list.



  66. David Leonhardt says:

    …and don’t we all want to see our names on that list.

  67. Everyone knows that some people are making millions on the internet. The problem is just that most people have no idea how. I’m a freaking motorcycle mechanic, and finding out how to make my living online changed my life. Now I get to stay at home with my wife and son. Someday I’ll be up there with the guys on this list.

  68. says:

    i like the great things you guys have done to our dear generation.Remember to encourage us as well to contribute our own quater.thanks so much.i love you all.

  69. it misses Chahal from the list.This guy sold 1 company for 40 million at age of 18 and another for 300 million at age of 25 to yahoo. his site is ad him in the list.

  70. Jacquie Ross says:

    Thanks for sharing. However, it’s disappointing not to see any women on the list.

  71. Awesome person…
    enhance your dreams… πŸ™‚ peace

  72. Jay Thaker says:

    i think you guys could missed Bhavin Turakhia & Divyank Turakhia ( They’re the owners of the directi group of companies, which collectively are worth around $350mn.
    That’s what’s officially put up on their company profiles and in the media.

  73. Adeel Sarfraz says:

    Wow! Nice list. However I feel that you may have missed Indian entreprenuers who have also brought good business models on the web.

  74. Michael,

    Very nice work with the “30 Richest Internet Entrepreneurs” list! Yes, I do see you being on the list one of these days too.

    I love the site!

    Jeff Knize
    P.S. I expect to be on the list right along side of you (-:

  75. Elon Musk has impressed me most, I thought he would be higher though.

  76. Tutorial_Review says:

    An interesting list, amazing how the google was created in a uni dorm, an now it’s owners are the richest Internet entrepreneurs…

  77. Wow thats some serious cash all made from that crazy invention the internet. You have got to have the best list posts on the web. I even go back to them from time to time and they still amaze and inspire me, Thanks

  78. Nabeel | Create Your First Website says:

    Great List, and an inspiration to ALL of us, that this can be done.

    This shows that Great Incomes ARE achievable online.

    BUT, it takes work and time.

    But then again, Which Business does not take work and time?

  79. Wow. Inspiring list. Thanks for sharing.

  80. Online Affiliate Marketing Training says:

    Great list the Internet makes new millionaires daily. And you can do it all from the comfort of your own home in your pajamas. Gotta love the World Wide Web. I want my name on that list one day! Inspirational post, Thanks. Jay!

  81. uh, wait a minute… you missed my site!? my mug shot and everything! j/k, oh, that’s right the 2015 numbers aren’t in yet …
    great list!

  82. code promo pixmania says:

    What?! You’re not on that list? It must be a mistake! Hope to see you soon there! πŸ™‚

  83. Vote Roll says:

    Really impressive list and information, although I think that would be good to mention, (female too… πŸ™‚

  84. hey mike you should update your list Mark Zuckerburg is the youngest billionaire with more than $6 billion in networth.

  85. wow, that’s a pretty hot list! Yeah mark shot up to 6.9 Bill which puts him at 35th place.

  86. Honest Jay says:

    Neat list but I though I’d see the guy from Amazon somewhere in there.

    The Alibaba and guys surprised me as I’ve never heard of and didn’t think Alibaba was that hot.

  87. Hi Michael,

    Great top 30 list of money makers online. I hope to see you on top of that list one day. Just keep up the good work by helping people and I know their is a reward waiting for you. It says in the Bible Galatians 6:7 ” What a man sow you will reap”.


  88. This is really and interesting post which was informative and made understand these people are the rulers of online success πŸ™‚

  89. Dimas Prast says:

    Wow inspiring me…

  90. Tobias Reisner says:

    Thank you very much for this great post. Do you think, that in 2013 its possible to build up something equal or is the field already taken ?

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