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5. Sergey Brin
Net worth: $94.5 billion
Ranking 5th on the list of the 15 richest media owners in the world is Google co-founder Sergey Brin. In 1998, he co-founded Google with Larry Page, whom he met at Stanford University. In 2004, Google went public, and in 2015, the tech company changed its name to Alphabet Inc. (NASDAQ: GOOG). Google earns most of its money from search advertisements, but it is also a significant player in display advertising and video advertising through its DoubleClick ad tech platform through YouTube.
Alphabet’s overall revenues came in at $182.5 billion in 2020. Shares of GOOG increased 77.6% over the past twelve months.