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Tech billionaires you can connect with on LinkedIn

December 02, 2013 10:45 IST

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The social networking services have brought celebrities, leaders and people we admire closer to us. If you are following someone on a site such as Twitter, you can get a glimpse of that person’s daily life, and even interact with him or her if you are lucky.

LinkedIn is another service that lets you connect with people for professional reasons. So, if you are a start-up, you can meet investors. If you are a venture capitalist, you can connect with entrepreneurs using this service.

Here are nine tech billionaires available on LinkedIn that you must try to connect with to improve your professional network, especially if you are a start-up. Must of these business leaders are also investors.

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Michael Dell

Net worth: $15.9 billion

Michael Dell is the founder and CEO of Dell Inc., one of the world’s leading sellers of personal computers.

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Thomas Siebel

Net worth: $1.9 billion

Thomas Siebel is the Founder, Chairman, and CEO of C3, an energy efficiency and smart grid analytics software company.

He also heads First Virtual Group. It is a holding company with interests in real estate, agribusiness, and philanthropy.

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Marc Benioff

Net worth: $2.6 billion

Marc Russell Benioff is the founder, chairman and CEO of salesforce.com. This is a cloud computing company best known for its customer relationship management product.

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Image: Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff speaks during the Dreamforce event in San Francisco, California.
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Reid Hoffman

Net worth: $4.4 billion

Reid Garrett Hoffman is an entrepreneur and venture capitalist. He is also the co-founder of LinkedIn. As a partner at Greylock Ventures, Hoffman has helped many tech firms get funding including the much-talked about start up Airbnb.

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Dustin Moskovitz

Net worth: $5.2 billion

Dustin Moskovitz co-founded the social networking website Facebook along with Mark Zuckerberg, Eduardo Saverin, Andrew McCollum and Chris Hughes. After leaving Facebook in 2008, he co-founded another company called Asana, a web and mobile application designed to improve the way teams communicate and collaborate.

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Meg Whitman

Net worth: $1.9 billion

Meg Whitman is the CEO Hewlett-Packard. She is well known for expanding eBay from 30 employees and $4 million in annual revenue to more than 15,000 employees and $8 billion in annual revenue in 10 years.

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Eduardo Saverin

Net worth: $2.65 billion

Eduardo Saverin is one of five co-founders of Facebook, along with Mark Zuckerberg, Dustin Moskovitz, Chris Hughes, and Andrew McCollum. He is also an venture capitalist and has investment in start-ups such as Qwiki and Jumio.

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Mark Zuckerberg

Net worth: $19 billion

The co-founder of Facebook is also one of the most powerful people in the world. Currently, he is also lobbying for immigration reforms by being part of FWD.us. The group also has members such as Bill Gates.

FWD.us believes the global economy is changing and America must make significant changes to stay ahead.

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Eric Lefkofsky

Net worth: $1.75 billion

Eric Paul Lefkofsky is an entrepreneur who started companies such as Lightbank; InnerWorkings, Echo Global Logistics, Mediaocean and Groupon.


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