The 32 most powerful people in business technology in 2016

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Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff tries Microsoft Hololens with Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella

Companies spent an estimated $3.4 trillion on business tech in 2016.

With that kind of money, the business technology market has created some of the most powerful people in tech this year. That's not just business power, either: Some of the market's biggest millionaires and billionaires also took up political causes this year, fighting the establishment in their own ways.

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Meet the 32 people who left the biggest mark in enterprise tech in 2016:

Disclosure: Jeff Bezos is an investor in Business Insider through hispersonal investment company Bezos Expeditions.