In Forbes’s blog today I saw a photo that could mean a beginning of something profound. It was none other than a picture of the Barack Obama dining with the Kings & Queens Silicon Valley last Thursday night. The fact that this picture was published on the White House’s Flickr page was a proof that it was intentionally done by Obama’s New Media team, but for what reasons, I can only begin to imagine.
Casting aside the “No Idea” peeps seated at this infamous “rectangular table”, I will attempt to show you the enormous assessment of the wealth and assets of each of these people, and the total value at the end of it all simply out of pure curiousity.
Starting with Barack Obama, the President of the United States of America himself!
44th President of the United States of America
Net worth: USD 10.1 million (2011)
Managing Partner at The Westly Group
CEO and Chairman of Apple Inc.
Net worth: USD 5.5 billion (2010)
Ranked 136th richest person in the world
Ex Google CEO (2011)
Net worth: USD 5.45 billion (2010)
Ranked 117th richest person in the world
CEO of Cisco Systems, Inc
Net worth: USD 1 billion (2009)
Arthur D. Levinson
Co-lead Director in Apple, Inc
Compensation from Director of Apple in 2010 alone: USD 849,583.00
venture capitalist at Kleiner Perkins
Net worth: USD 1.7 billion (2010)
Ranked 582nd richest person in the world
CEO of Oracle Corporation
Net worth: USD 27 billion (2010)
Ranked 6th richest person in the world
CEO of Netflix
Director in Microsoft Corporations
Net worth: More than USD 3.2 million (2010)
10th President of Stanford University
Also, Director of Cisco Systems AND Lead Independent Director in Google
Compensation from Cisco Systems in 2010 alone: USD 331,000.00
Director, President and CEO of Yahoo!
Also, Lead Independent Director in Cisco Systems
Net worth: Around USD 48 million (2010)
CEO of Twitter
Net worth: Unknown
And finally… the youngest billionaire ever born at 1984 (that’s MY age!)
CEO of Facebook
Net worth: USD 12.5 billion (2011)
If I just simply summed it all up into one figure, the total networth of these “knights of the round table” would be…
USD $53.2 billion
That’s just a wee bit more than no #2 richest man in the world, Bill Gates (who’s missing in this picture, hmm) – he’s worth USD 53 billion dollars.
As a comparison, this is what USD 53.2 billion dollars can do for you (source: Richest Countries in the world):
- buy up Costa Rica, which is worth $49,730,000,000 ie USD 49.7 billion dollars
- buy up two Bahrains, which is worth USD 26.7 billion dollars (and quite possibly a way to stop the worrying state of affairs there…)
- buy 17.7 billion Big Macs from McDonalds (worth $3 each)
It is amazing what this meet up might entail, so I for one am excited to find that out. The powers of the Government, Tech billionaires and some of the most powerful people combined must surely be a moment of epic proportion.
How I wish I could say the same for Malaysia… oh wait, that’s what PEMANDU is for, on somewhat a lower scale lah. Check out what they do, and do follow both @GTP_Roadmap and @ETP_Roadmap on Twitter to see constant improvement beneficial to us, the Rakyat. That’s all I care about, really 🙂