Net Worth Drops for All But One on Forbes List of Media Billionaires

Forbes has just release its 2009 list of the World’s Billionaires. This year there are fewer billionaires on the planet, and the richest people in the world have gotten poorer. The total number of billionaires fell to 793 from 1,125.

Here’s a list of 10 big names in media and the Web, all of whom have lost net worth, except one: Oprah Winfrey. Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg fell off the list entirely.

The number ahead of the name is their rank among the list of 793.

Media Titans
132 Rupert Murdoch — $4.0 billion
132 Donald Newhouse — $4.0
132 Samuel Newhouse Jr — $4.0
468 Mort Zuckerman — $1.5
234 Oprah Winfrey — $2.7

Google Guys
26 Sergey Brin — $12.0
26 Larry Page — $12.0
119 Eric Schmidt — $4.4

Yahoo!
647 Jerry Yang &mdash $1.1

IAC
701 Barry Diller — $1.0

> Update: We overlooked another media titan whose net worth also grew last year. Click here to see who…

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