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Rich tech gurus and their sweet rides

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Rich tech gurus and their sweet rides

The Silicon Valley force is also showed in the parking lot. Yes, no matter how smart, powerful or wealthy, nothing screams success like an exotic ride. There are, though, instances when the billionaire tech cofounders and CEOs are humble.

Taking you from point A to point B is what a car is supposed to do. But, because we’re all so vastly different, so are our rides. And with money comes – hopefully more often than not – style.

Starting with well-known Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, we can follow reports and claim he owns a variety of cars, including an Acura TSX and a mundane Volkswagen Golf GTI. He does come up on top  with the alleged purchase of a $1.3 million Pagani Huayra.

Evan Spiegel, the founder and CEO of Snapchat has been treated to luxury cars from childhood, with his latest ride being a Ferrari. In the US, the supercars form the Italian company range from $188,000 to north of $400,000.

Entering the modest tech startup gurus domain, we find Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos who still drives his 1996 Honda Accord. Uber CEO Travis Palanick is another one, opting to just use the on-demand car service he co-founded back in 2009.

No tech CEO list would be complete without Microsoft’s Bill Gates, which is a Porsche aficionado, owning quite an extensive collection of cars manufactured by the German sports car expert.

And because we mentioned Microsoft, we should also give voice to the competition – Google’s cofounders Sergey Brin and Larry Page both own and use Tesla Roadsters. The model has been axed already, but that’s not the case with the investment made by the duo in the California-based electric car company.

Via Business Insider

by Aurel Niculescu (my Google+) - Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014 - filed under News, Other. Image credit: .
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