Your handy list of tech leaders among the Forbes 400 richest Americans

Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg make big splash; a guy named Gates fares well too

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I'll leave the details, context and analysis for others because, let's face it, most of us just like to see who's on the annual Forbes list of 400 richest Americans. (Actually, to be honest, my interest dwindles dramatically once I scan the list and fail to see my name there. There's always next year.)

Since this is a technology business blog, the list below includes only tech people (along with their overall rank and net worth). Let the envy and resentment begin.

1. Bill Gates (Microsoft) -- $54 billion

3. Larry Ellison (Oracle) -- $27 billion

11. (tie) Larry Page and Sergey Brin (Google) -- $15 billion each

15. Michael Dell (yes, Dell) -- $14 billion

16. Steve Ballmer (Microsoft) -- $13.1 billion

17. Paul Allen (Microsoft) -- $12.7 billion

18. Jeff Bezos (Amazon) -- $12.6 billion

35. (tie) Mark Zuckerberg (Facebook) and James Goodnight (SAS Institute) -- $6.9 billion each

42. Steve Jobs (Apple) -- $6.1 billion

47. Pierre Omidyar (eBay) -- $5.5 billion

48. Eric Schmidt (Google) -- $5.45 billion

85. Ray Dolby (Dolby Laboratories) -- $3.6 billion

88. Gordon Moore (Intel) -- $3.5 billion

90. John Sall (SAS Institute) -- $3.4 billion

136. (tie) David Sun (computer memory) and John Tu (computer memory) -- $2.6 billion each

164. Jack Dangermond (mapping software) -- $2.2 billion

205. Walter Scott (telecom) -- $1.9 billion

221. Mark Benioff (Salesforce.com) -- $1.8 billion

238. (tie) Thomas Siebel (Siebel Systems) and Henry Samueli (Broadcom) -- $1.7 billion each

252. Bharat Desai & family (Syntel) -- $1.6 billion

266. John Doerr (venture capital) -- $1.55 billion

269. Henry Nicholas (Broadcom) -- $1.5 billion

288. Kavitark Ram Shriram (venture capital, Google) -- $1.45 billion

290. Romesh T. Wadhwani (software) -- $1.4 billion

308. (tie) James Kim and family (microchips), John Morgridge (Cisco), Vinod Khosla (Sun Microsystems, venture capital) and Michael Moritz (venture capital) -- $1.3 billion each

332. (tie) David Duffield (PeopleSoft), Scott Cook (Intuit) and Meg Whitman (eBay) -- $1.2 billion each

356. (tie) Jerry Yang (Yahoo) and David Filo (Yahoo) -- $1.15 billion each

365. (tie) Stephen Case (AOL) and Irwin Jacobs (Qualcomm) -- $1.1 billion each

385. Michael Krasny (CDW Corp.) -- $1 billion

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