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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 πŸ˜‰

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  • Scott ::

    Wow, those guys are rich…

    I want a slice of that cake too…

    Keep the good lists coming πŸ™‚

    • Michael

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

  • 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 πŸ™‚

    • Michael

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

      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! πŸ™‚

  • 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

  • Aah, the richie rich guys! πŸ˜€

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

  • 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.

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

    • Michael

      No more than a year πŸ™‚

    • 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. πŸ˜›

    • Michael

      Will look forward to it πŸ™‚

  • $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!?

  • Wooah.. nice list.

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

  • 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!

  • 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.

  • 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 πŸ™‚


  • 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.

  • 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”. πŸ˜‰

  • 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! πŸ™‚
    lol… like the list! keep up the great posts! πŸ™‚

  • Jo

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

  • 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 πŸ™‚

  • Amulekone

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

    thanks for the info

  • Nice list πŸ™‚

    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!

  • 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 !

  • Derek

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

  • Victoria

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

  • Millionaire Acts

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

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

    Srini Centhala,

  • TiffanySouthall

    great list

  • 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!

  • sam

    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.

  • John Hudome

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

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  • Mark Lewis

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

  • 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.


  • 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.

  • agmenta

    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.


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

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

  • mann

    hahaha only men.. how do u feel

  • Gary

    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.



  • David Leonhardt

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

  • Brendan

    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.


    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.

  • 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.

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

  • Awesome person…
    enhance your dreams… πŸ™‚ peace

  • Jay Thaker

    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.

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

  • Jeff Knize


    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 (-:

  • Giles

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

  • Tutorial_Review

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

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  • 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

  • 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?

  • Joel

    Wow. Inspiring list. Thanks for sharing.

  • 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!

  • 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!

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

  • Vote Roll

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

  • ravi

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

  • Josh

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

  • 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.

  • 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”.


  • Robin

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

  • Dimas Prast

    Wow inspiring me…