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Gates Beats Ellison in Daily Ranking of Tech Billionaires

Bill Gates, the co-founder of Microsoft Corp., the world’s largest software company, is technology’s richest man.

The chairman of Redmond, Washington-based Microsoft, was worth $61.3 billion as of the close of U.S. trading yesterday, down $805.4 million for the day, according to a daily ranking of the industry’s wealthiest titans compiled by Bloomberg News. Oracle Corp.’s Larry Ellison and Mark Zuckerberg, who runs Facebook Inc., ranked second and third, respectively.