Bay Area Billionaires, 2014

Today we present our 3rd Annual “Bay Area Billionaires” list for 2014, which has grown this year thanks to the thriving tech world and several high-profile IPOs.

Today we present our 3rd Annual “Bay Area Billionaires” list for 2014, which has increased this year thanks to the thriving tech world and several high-profile IPOs.

The following estimates are compiled from information provided by Forbes Magazine (September 2013 numbers), Bloomberg.com, the Hurun Global Rich List, and stock quotes as of February 2014.

Newcomers to our list this year are Evan Williams and Peter Fenton (thanks to Twitter’s IPO), Robert Pera (the 35-year old CEO of Ubiquiti Networks), Nicholas Woodman (the 38-year old founder of GoPro), and Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg.

Over 10 percent of the richest Americans live here, and this is who they are..

1. Larry Ellison
Net Worth: $41.2 Billion
Residence: Woodside, San Francisco

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Larry Ellison, America’s third richest individual
Credit: Tony Avelar/Bloomberg News

2. Larry Page
Net Worth: $31.8 Billion
Residence: Palo Alto

3. Sergey Brin
Net Worth: $31.5 Billion
Residence: Los Altos

4. Mark Zuckerberg
Net Worth: $28.2 Billion
Residence: Palo Alto & San Francisco

5. Paul Allen
Net Worth: $15.7 Billion
Residence: Atherton

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Paul Allen with Jeff Morgan at SF AIDS Foundation fundraiser in 2013
Photo: Drew Altizer

6. Masayoshi Son
Net Worth: $15.4Billion
Residence: Tokyo & Woodside

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Masayoshi Son

7. Laurene Powell Jobs & Family
Net Worth: $12.5 Billion
Residence: Palo Alto

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Laurene Powell Jobs
Credit: newschools.org

8. Eric Schmidt
Net Worth: $10.2 Billion
Residence: Atherton

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Wendi Schmidt and Eric Schmidt
Credit: Drew Altizer

9. Dustin Moskovitz
Net Worth: $7.9 Billion
Residence: San Francisco

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Dustin Moskovitz, youngest on the list (age 30), with wife Cari Tuna
Credit: Facebook

10. David Duffield
Net Worth: $7.2 Billion
Residence: Blackhawk

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David Duffield
Credit: Mark Thompson/Getty Images

11. Charles Johnson
Net Worth: $5.6 Billion
Residence: Hillsborough

12. Rupert Johnson, Jr.
Net Worth: $5.5 Billion
Residence: Burlingame

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Rupert Johnson and Mary Ellie Johnson with Nick Podell
Credit: Drew Altizer

13. George Roberts
Net Worth: $4.4 Billion
Residence: Atherton

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The George Roberts Family
Son Eric, wife Linnea, George, daughter Courtney and son Mark

Credit: Drew Altizer

14. George Lucas
Net Worth: $4.2 Billion
Residence: San Anselmo

George Lucas and Mellody Hobson
Credit: Drew Altizer

15. Gordon Moore
Net Worth: $4.1 Billion
Residence: Woodside

16. John A. Sobrato and Family
Net Worth: $4 Billion
Residence: Atherton

17. Charles Schwab
Net Worth: $3.97 Billion
Residence: San Francisco

18. Jeffrey Skoll
Net Worth: $3.8 Billion
Residence: Woodside

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Jeff Skoll

19. Evan Williams
Net Worth: $3.8 Billion
Residence: San Francisco

20. Reid Hoffman
Net Worth: $3.47 Billion
Residence: Palo Alto

21. Riley Bechtel
Net Worth: $3.4 Billion
Residence: San Francisco

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Susie Bechtel and Riley Bechtel with Laurie Dachs and Alan Dachs
Credit: Drew Altizer

22. Stephen Bechtel, Jr.
Net Worth: $3.4 Billion
Residence: San Francisco

23. Doris Fisher
Net Worth: $3.3 Billion
Residence: San Francisco

24. John Doerr
Net Worth: $2.9 Billion
Residence: Woodside, San Francisco

25. Marc Benioff
Net Worth: $2.9 Billion
Residence: San Francisco

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Marc Benioff and Lynne Benioff
Credit: Drew Altizer

26. Andreas (Andy) von Bechtolsheim
Net Worth: $2.8 Billion
Residence: Palo Alto

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Andy von Bechtolsheim

27. John Fisher
Net Worth: $2.8 Billion
Residence: San Francisco

28. Cher Wang and Wenchi Chen
Net Worth: $2.5 Billion
Residence: New Taipei & Mountain View

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Cher Wang

29. Dagmar Dolby and Family
Net Worth: $2.4 Billion
Residence: San Francisco

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Dagmar Dolby and Ray Dolby
Credit: Drew Altizer

30. Ken Fisher
Net Worth: $2.3 Billion
Residence: Woodside

31. Robert Piccinini
Net Worth: $2.3 Billion
Residence: Modesto

32. Michael Moritz
Net Worth: $2.2 Billion
Residence: San Francisco

33. David Filo
Net Worth: $2.2 Billion
Residence: Palo Alto

34. William Randolph Hearst III
Net Worth: $2.2 Billion
Residence: San Francisco

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William Randolph Hearst III
Credit: David Paul Morris/Getty Images

35. James Coulter
Net Worth: $2.1 Billion
Residence: San Francisco

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Stanlee Gatti and Allison Speer with Penny Coulter and husband James Coulter
Credit: Drew Altizer

36. Richard Peery
Net Worth: $2.1 Billion
Residence: Palo Alto

37. Romesh T. Wadhwani
Net Worth: $2.1 Billion
Residence: Palo Alto

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Romesh T. Wadhwani
Credit: Eric Millette

38. Gordon Getty
Net Worth: $2 Billion
Residence: San Francisco

39. John Pritzker
Net Worth: $2 Billion
Residence: San Francisco

40. Robert Fisher
Net Worth: $2 Billion
Residence: San Francisco

41. William Fisher
Net Worth: $2 Billion
Residence: San Francisco

42. Sean Parker
Net Worth: $2 Billion
Residence: New York, San Francisco

43. Peter Fenton
Net Worth: $2 Billion
Residence: San Francisco

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Peter Fenton
Credit: Bloomberg.com

44. Robert Pera
Net Worth: $1.95 Billion
Residence: San Jose

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Robert Pera
Credit: Bloomberg.com

45. Daniel Pritzker
Net Worth: $1.95 Billion
Residence: Marin

46. Meg Whitman
Net Worth: $1.9 Billion
Residence: Atherton

47. Thomas Siebel
Net Worth: $1.9 Billion
Residence: Woodside

48. John Arrillaga
Net Worth: $1.8 Billion
Residence: Portola Valley

49. Peter Thiel
Net Worth: $1.8 Billion
Residence: San Francisco

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Dustin Moskovitz and Peter Thiel
Credit: Drew Altizer

50. Kavitark Ram Shiriram
Net Worth: $1.75 Billion
Residence: Menlo Park

Kavitark Ram Shiriram, Marissa Mayer

Kavitark Ram Shiriram and Marissa Mayer
Credit: Drew Altizer

51. David Cheriton
Net Worth: $1.7 Billion
Residence: Palo Alto

52. Jerry Yang
Net Worth: $1.7 Billion
Residence: Los Altos Hills

53. Jack Dorsey
Net Worth: $1.7 Billion
Residence: San Francisco

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Jack Dorsey
Credit: Johannes Simon/Getty Images

54. Robert Duggan
Net Worth: $1.6 Billion
Residence: Palo Alto

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Robert Duggan, Patricia Duggan, and David Miscavige

55. Ron Conway
Net Worth: $1.6 Billion
Residence: San Francisco

56. Scott Cook
Net Worth: $1.55 Billion
Residence: Woodside

57. Vinod Khosla
Net Worth: $1.5 Billion
Residence: Portola Valley

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Vinod Khosla and Neeru Khosla
Credit: Drew Altizer

58. Thomas Steyer
Net Worth: $1.5 Billion
Residence: San Francisco

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Thomas Steyer and wife Kat Taylor, with Paul and Nancy Pelosi
Credit: Drew Altizer

59. Jim Breyer
Net Worth: $1.5 Billion
Residence: San Francisco, Woodside

60. Mark Stevens
Net Worth: $1.35 Billion
Residence: Atherton

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Mary Stevens with husband Mark Stevens at the 2011 Asian Art Museum gala
Credit: Drew Altizer

61. Nicholas Woodman
Net Worth: $1.3 Billion
Residence: Woodside

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Jill Woodman, Nicholas Woodman, Concepcion Federman
Credit: Drew Altizer

62. Alexander Spanos and Family
Net Worth: $1.2 Billion
Residence: Stockton

63. Robert Friedland
Net Worth: $1.15 Billion
Residence: Singapore & Belvedere

64. Carl Berg
Net Worth: $1.1 Billion
Residence: Atherton

65. Yuri Milner
Net Worth: $1.1 Billion
Residence: Moscow & Los Altos Hills

66. Sheryl Sandberg
Net Worth: $1 Billion
Residence: Menlo Park

67. John Morgridge
Net Worth: $1 Billion
Residence: Portola Valley

Let’s hope you’ll be added to the list next year!

Bay Area Billionaires, 2013

SFLuxe presents a list of the 59 richest households in the San Francisco Bay Area.

While perusing the “Hurun Global Rich List 2013”, we noticed some Bay Area names that we hadn’t recognized before, and decided it’s time to update our list of “Bay Area Billionaires” — one of the most popular articles on SFLuxe.com.

The following list of is compiled from information provided by Forbes Magazine and the Hurun Global Rich List, along with our own research.

Over 10 percent of the richest Americans live here, and this is who they are..

1. Larry Ellison
Net Worth: $43 Billion
Residence: Woodside, San Francisco

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Larry Ellison, America’s third richest individual, is a bachelor
Credit: Tony Avelar/Bloomberg News

2. Larry Page
Net Worth: $21.5 Billion
Residence: Palo Alto

3. Sergey Brin
Net Worth: $21 Billion
Residence: Los Altos

4. Mark Zuckerberg
Net Worth: $17 Billion
Residence: Palo Alto & San Francisco

5. Laurene Powell Jobs & Family
Net Worth: $11 Billion
Residence: Palo Alto

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Laurene Powell Jobs
Credit: newschools.org

6. Masayoshi Son
Net Worth: $8.4 Billion
Residence: Tokyo & Woodside

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Masayoshi Son

7. Eric Schmidt
Net Worth: $6.8 Billion
Residence: Atherton

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Wendi Schmidt and Eric Schmidt
Credit: Drew Altizer

8. Charles Johnson
Net Worth: $5.2 Billion
Residence: Hillsborough

9. Rupert Johnson, Jr.
Net Worth: $4.9 Billion
Residence: Burlingame

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Rupert Johnson and Mary Ellie Johnson with Nick Podell
Credit: Drew Altizer

10. Jeffrey Skoll
Net Worth: $4.6 Billion
Residence: Woodside

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Jeff Skoll, unmarried, recently relocated to the Bay Area from Southern California

11. Dustin Moskovitz
Net Worth: $4.2 Billion
Residence: San Francisco

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Dustin Moskovitz, youngest on the list (age 29), with partner Cari Tuna
Credit: Facebook

12. Gordon Moore
Net Worth: $4.2 Billion
Residence: Woodside

13. David Duffield
Net Worth: $4.1 Billion
Residence: Blackhwak

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David Duffield
Credit: Mark Thompson/Getty Images

14. George Lucas
Net Worth: $4.1 Billion
Residence: San Anselmo

15. Charles Schwab
Net Worth: $3.7 Billion
Residence: San Francisco

16. George Roberts
Net Worth: $3.5 Billion
Residence: Atherton

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The George Roberts Family
Son Eric, wife Linnea, George, daughter Courtney and son Mark

Credit: Drew Altizer

17. John A. Sobrato and Family
Net Worth: $3.2 Billion
Residence: Atheron

18. Kavitark Ram Shiriram
Net Worth: $2.8 Billion
Residence: Menlo Park

Kavitark Ram Shiriram, Marissa Mayer

Kavitark Ram Shiriram and Marissa Mayer
Credit: Drew Altizer

19. John Doerr
Net Worth: $2.7 Billion
Residence: Woodside

20. Riley Bechtel
Net Worth: $2.6 Billion
Residence: San Francisco

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Susie Bechtel and Riley Bechtel with Laurie Dachs and Alan Dachs
Credit: Drew Altizer

21. Stephen Bechtel, Jr.
Net Worth: $2.6 Billion
Residence: San Francisco

22. Andreas (Andy) von Bechtolsheim
Net Worth: $2.6 Billion
Residence: Palo Alto

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Andy von Bechtolsheim

23. Reid Hoffman
Net Worth: $2.5 Billion
Residence: Palo Alto

24. Ray Dolby
Net Worth: $2.4 Billion
Residence: San Francisco

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Dagmar Dolby and Ray Dolby
Credit: Drew Altizer

25. Sean Parker
Net Worth: $2.3 Billion
Residence: New York, Marin

26. William Randolph Hearst III
Net Worth: $2.3 Billion
Residence: San Francisco

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William Randolph Hearst III
Credit: David Paul Morris/Getty Images

27. Romesh T. Wadhwani
Net Worth: $2.3 Billion
Residence: Palo Alto

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Romesh T. Wadhwani
Credit: Eric Millette

28. Gordon Getty
Net Worth: $2 Billion
Residence: San Francisco

29. Marc Benioff
Net Worth: $2 Billion
Residence: San Francisco

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Marc Benioff and Lynne Benioff
Credit: Drew Altizer

30. Richard Peery
Net Worth: $2 Billion
Residence: Palo Alto

31. Ken Fisher
Net Worth: $2 Billion
Residence: Woodside

32. John Arrillaga
Net Worth: $1.9 Billion
Residence: Portola Valley

33. Phoebe Hearst Cooke
Net Worth: $1.9 Billion
Residence: San Francisco

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Phoebe Hearst Cooke is among the oldest on the list
Credit: Patrick Howe

34. John Pritzker
Net Worth: $1.9 Billion
Residence: San Francisco

35. Mark Pincus
Net Worth: $1.9 Billion
Residence: San Francisco

36. Daniel Pritzker
Net Worth: $1.9 Billion
Residence: Marin

37. Michael Moritz
Net Worth: $1.8 Billion
Residence: San Francisco

38. William Fisher
Net Worth: $1.8 Billion
Residence: San Francisco

39. Cher Wang and Wenchi Chen
Net Worth: $1.8 Billion
Residence: New Taipei & Mountain View

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Cher Wang

40. Doris Fisher
Net Worth: $1.7 Billion
Residence: San Francisco

41. Robert Fisher
Net Worth: $1.6 Billion
Residence: San Francisco

42. John Fisher
Net Worth: $1.6 Billion
Residence: San Francisco

43. David Filo
Net Worth: $1.6 Billion
Residence: Palo Alto

44. Thomas Siebel
Net Worth: $1.6 Billion
Residence: Woodside

45. Yuri Milner
Net Worth: $1.6 Billion
Residence: Moscow & Los Altos Hills

46. Peter Thiel
Net Worth: $1.4 Billion
Residence: San Francisco

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Dustin Moskovitz and Peter Thiel
Credit: Drew Altizer

47. Thomas Steyer
Net Worth: $1.4 Billion
Residence: San Francisco

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Thomas Steyer and wife Kat Taylor, with Paul and Nancy Pelosi
Credit: Drew Altizer

48. Mark Stevens
Net Worth: $1.4 Billion
Residence: Atherton

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Mary Stevens with husband Mark Stevens at the 2011 Asian Art Museum gala
Credit: Drew Altizer

49. Meg Whitman
Net Worth: $1.3 Billion
Residence: Atherton

50. David Cheriton
Net Worth: $1.3 Billion
Residence: Palo Alto

51. Scott Cook
Net Worth: $1.3 Billion
Residence: Woodside

52. John Morgridge
Net Worth: $1.3 Billion
Residence: Portola Valley

53. Jerry Yang
Net Worth: $1.2 Billion
Residence: Los Altos Hills

54. Jack Dorsey
Net Worth: $1.1 Billion
Residence: San Francisco

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Jack Dorsey, unmarried, became a billionaire in 2012
Credit: Johannes Simon/Getty Images

55. James Coulter
Net Worth: $1 Billion
Residence: San Francisco

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Stanlee Gatti and Allison Speer with Penny Coulter and husband James Coulter
Credit: Drew Altizer

56. Jim Breyer
Net Worth: $1 Billion
Residence: San Francisco

57. Carl Berg
Net Worth: $1 Billion
Residence: Atherton

58. Vinod Khosla
Net Worth: $1 Billion
Residence: Portola Valley

59. Alexander Spanos and Family
Net Worth: $1 Billion
Residence: Stockton

And we’ll just leave the 60th slot open for you!

Woodside Home Sells for $117,500,000

The second highest price paid in the United States for a single family home is this Woodside estate, which recently sold for $117,500,000, reports SFLuxe.com

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Woodside Estate, Front Elevation, Designed by Allan Greenberg
Photo Credit: Jay Graham | www.jaygraham.com

We can exclusively report that a Woodside estate has just sold for the record-breaking price of $117,500,000, making it the most expensive private residence in California, and the second-highest price paid for a home in the United States.

According to public records, the transaction took place on November 27, 2012. It had not been publicly listed for sale. Previously owned by Tully Friedman, founder of San Francisco-based investment firm, Friedman Fleischer and Lowe LLC, the residence at Mountain Home Road is a masterpiece of Neoclassical design, and takes advantage of its location with 360-degree views of the nearby Woodside Mountains.

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Pool and Pool House
Photo Credit: Michael Biondo | www.michaelbiondo.com

Created by Virginia-based architect Allan Greenberg, it was featured in “Extraordinary Homes California: An Exclusive Showcase of the Finest Architects, Designers and Builders in California,” in 2009.

Greenberg, who is a member of the Architectural Digest 100, described the house as sitting in “an elaborate hilltop garden”, and noted that, in the Palladian tradition, “it is planned around hyphens and dependencies and features a double volume, elliptical garden room.”

Meticulous Attention to Detail.
Photo Credit: Jay Graham | www.jaygraham.com

We are unable to divulge information about the new owner, but this section of Woodside is a Who’s Who of Silicon Valley tech and finance, so it’s a name with which you’re undoubtedly familiar.

Incidentally, this home is just 10 miles away from the third highest priced home in the United States, belonging to Yuri Milner in Los Altos Hills. The record for the highest price was set last year by Stan Kroenke, who purchased a ranch in Montana listed for $132.5 million.

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Woodside Estate, Front Elevation, Designed by Allan Greenberg
Photo Credit: Jay Graham | www.jaygraham.com

With sales figures these high, to say that the Peninsula real estate market is “hot” is an understatement. We wouldn’t be surprised to see other showcase properties such as the Tobin Clark Estate in Hillsborough or the $85,000,000 Flood Estate in Woodside to sell this year as well!

The New Establishment

Vanity Fair has made it official – San Francisco is the new center of the Universe for power and influence in business.

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Sitting on top of the world, as number 12 in Vanity Fair’s 2011 New Establishment list – Mark Pincus
(Photo: Jonas Fredwall Karlsson for Vanity Fair)

Vanity Fair has made it official – San Francisco is the new epicenter for power and influence in business. In their 2011 list of the most influential people in the nation, 21 of the 50 slots are comprised of people who live in the SF Bay Area !

Among this elite group, only two are women – Sheryl Sandberg and Kara Swisher (surprisingly, Padmasree Warrior, Marissa Mayer and Susan Wojcicki didn’t make the cut.)

If you can make it in New York you can still make it anywhere, but if you want to make it in Vanity Fair, you have to be in San Francisco!

San Francisco, in Vanity Fair’s New Establishment Rankings:

1. Marc Zuckerberg (Facebook)
2. Serge Brin and Larry Page (Google)
4. Tim Cooke and Jonathan Ive (Apple)
5. Jack Dorsey (Square, Twitter)
6. Marc Andreessen and Ben Horowitz (Andreessen Horowitz)
7. Reed Hastings (Netflix)
8. John Lasseter (Pixar, Walt Disney)
11. Dick Costolo (Twitter)
12. Mark Pincus (Zynga)
13. Jim Breyer (Accel Partners)
15. Michael Moritz (Sequoia Capital)
18. Reid Hoffman (Greylock Partners, Linkedin)
23. Yuri Milner (DST Global)
26. Sheryl Sandberg (Facebook)
31. Elon Musk (Tesla Motors, Spacex)
33. Paul Graham (Y Combinator)
34. Sean Parker (Entrepreneur)
36. Peter Thiel (Founders Fund, Clarium Capital Management)
40. Walt Mossberg and Kara Swisher (All Things D)
41. John Hennessy (Stanford University)
42. Jeremy Stoppleman (Yelp)

Additionally, these people were added to the Vanity Fair “Hall of Fame” (because some power is permanent:

1. Ron Conway (angel investor)
2. John Doerr (Kleiner, Perkins, Caufield & Byers)
3. Larry Ellison (Oracle Corporation)
4. Vinod Khosla (Khosla Ventures)
5. Eric Schmidt (Google)