Who are the Billionares in San Mateo County?

Some of the world's wealthiest people call the Peninsula and Silicon Valley home. Find out how much they're worth.

Tech companies bring jobs, innovation and billions of dollars to the Peninsula.

So it's not surprising that some of the wealthiest Americans made their fortunes in the Silicon Valley and San Francisco, and still reside in the region.

Forbes magazine released its annual list of the richest people on the planet this month. The rankings include a who's-who of tech CEOs who call the Peninsula home.

San Mateo County's own Larry Ellison, who lives in Woodside, leads the rankings for the region and all of California.

Ellison ranks No. 5 on Forbes' Billionaires list, the same place he held in 2011. He is the third richest person in the United States, the magazine reports. The 68-year-old Woodside resident is worth an estimated $43 billion. Ellison made his fortune as co-founder and CEO of Oracle Corporation. He has made several efforts in recent years to buy NBA teams.

But Ellison isn't the only billionaire in the neighborhood. Here's a list of the richest people on the Peninsula and in the Silicon Valley, according to Forbes magazine

Wealthiest People in the Peninsula and Silicon Valley Name Net Worth International Ranking U.S. Ranking Company Age Residence Larry Ellison $43 billion #5 3rd Oracle Corporation 68 Woodside Eric Schmidt $8.2 billion #138 45th Google 57 Atherton Charles Johnson $5.7 billion #211 64th Franklin Resources (parent of mutual fund purveyor Franklin Templeton) 80 Hillsborough Rupert Johnson, Jr. $5.6 billion #215 66th Franklin Resources
71 Burlingame Charles Schwab $4.3 billion #299 95th Charles Schwab (financial broker) 75 Atherton Gordon Moore $4.1 billion #316 101st
Intel 84 Woodside George Roberts $4.1 billion #316
KKR (leveraged buyouts) 69 Atherton John A. Sobrato and family $3.9 billion #346
Sobrato Development 73 Atherton Jeffrey Skoll $3.7 billion #363 120th eBay 48 Woodside John Doerr
$2.7 billion #527 181st Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers 61 Woodside Meg Whitman $1.9 billion #792 264th eBay 56 Atherton Thomas Siebel $1.8 billion #831 279th software 60 Woodside Kavitark Ram Shriram $1.65 billion #922 304th Google 56 Menlo Park Scott Cook $1.5 billion #974 328th Intuit 60 Woodside Mark Stevens $1.3 billion #1107 359th S-Cubed Capital 53 Atherton Jim Breyer
$1.2 billion #1175 377th venture capital 51 Woodside Carl Berg $1.1 billion #1268
real estate 75 Atherton Source: Forbes.com

How does it feel living among so many billionaires? Tell us your thoughts in the comments below.

carole mason March 05, 2013 at 07:33 PM
none of my business how much money they have earned or what they do with it. Mind your business. Take care of your own. Funny how you tell someone how to spend THEIR money. The nerve of you. Who do you think you are?
Patricia Gray March 05, 2013 at 07:52 PM
This is our business. These extremely wealthy people have purchased our government and our bought and paid for elected officials do the bidding of these obscenely wealthy people. We need to return to the tax schedule as it was before President Reagan. The wealth of this nation is created by the workers, not the bosses. The cuts planed in this time of austerity will be made on the backs of the poor, elderly and disabled. We must stop the austerity and share the wealth of our nation.
Tess March 05, 2013 at 10:25 PM
Being I don't want anybody telling me what to do with the money I have worked for, I would NEVER dream of telling anyone else what to do with theirs. Luck, education, ingenuity, and a lot of hard work I am sure, brought these individuals tons of wealth - good for them. If they choose to share it with hungry, burn it in their fireplace, use it to find a cure for stupidity - THEIR choice. Sure wish I had had their luck and ingenuity, but I didn't - I will enjoy what little I have and hope they enjoy what they have. Sharing someone else's wealth is what socialist countries try to do, but it never works, there is always someone better off and ususally those are the people in power.
Mamarocko March 05, 2013 at 10:41 PM
Since they live in San Mateo County, they should help the San Mateo Foster City School District. Anyone who works at that school district will tell you that they are in dire help.
John W March 06, 2013 at 07:03 AM
Patricia Gray wrote: "The wealth of this nation is created by the workers, not the bosses. " The approach that you are advocating has been tried before, many times. In agreement with the laws of economics, that approach never works out well for the workers.


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