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ISSUE – May. 22 | There are 143 tech billionaires around the world, and half of them live in Silicon Valley

If you’d like to get really rich, really quickly while you’re still really young, Silicon Valley can make that happen. Of course, it’s also a place where bank accounts are depleted and dreams fail. But unlike Wall Street — where wealth is ploddingly created as bankers and consultants rise through the corporate ladder — wealth in the tech sector can strike like oil, with the right idea, the right timing and the right luck.

That’s made clear in a new report on global billionaires from Wealth-X, which surveys the landscape of the 10-figured titans. [ Recode ]

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