NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- It's no secret that the technology sector has been on fire over the past few years, ushering in the initial public offerings of companies such as Facebook (FB), Zynga (ZNGA) and many others.
Often, following an event like an IPO or a merger, co-founders will cash out and buy themselves a few things, like an expensive car, or in some cases real estate. Even though real estate prices in the Bay Area have continued to rise, due in large part to the wealthy tech elite, that's no concern for the likes of Mark Zuckerberg, Larry Ellison and some of tech's wealthiest people.
Here are eight amazing San Francisco Bay Area homes of some of the richest people in technology.
Mark Pincus paid about $16 million for his 11,500-square-foot Pacific Heights home, according to city records. The Dutch Colonial-style home sits on "Billionaire's Row" in San Francisco.
Pincus returned earlier this year to become CEO of gaming company Zynga ZNGA, a company he co-founded, taking over for Don Mattrick.
San Francisco-based Zynga is known for its social games including Farmville, Words with Friends and Mafia Wars.