Most billionaires in the Forbes list are old, and I mean, really old. From Warren Buffett who is 85, to Li Ka Shing (87) via Liliane Bettencourt (93), it apparently seems that a good billionaire is an old one. But some have managed to crack the race faster, through outstanding ideas and hard work. Here is the list of the 10 youngest billionaires in the world below 35 years of age.
Bobby Murphy – 1.8 Billion US Dollars – Age 27 – US.
Born on April 1, 1988, Bobby Murphy is a young American entrepreneur, co-founder of Snapchat, a social media app, which value is estimated at some 16 to 19 BILLION US DOLLARS. Bobby is just 27, and his fortune is estimated at 1.8 BILLION US DOLLARS.
Evan Spiegel – 2.1 Billion US Dollars – Age 25 – US.
Born on June 4, 1990, Evan Thomas Spiegel is the other co-founder of Snapchat, as well as the youngest Billionaire on this top list. Spiegel and Bobby designed Snapchat while they were in Stanford University, then launched it in 2011. Their app has an astonishing number of more than 100 million users. He totalizes a net worth of 2.1 BILLION US DOLLARS.
Tom Persson – 2.6 Billion US Dollars – Age 30 – Sweden.
Born in 1985, Tom Persson is a Swedish Billionaire, currently working in the movie industry. He owes his tremendous wealth to his grandfather, Erling Persson, founder of the fashion company Hennes and Moritz in 1947. He is currently worth 2.6 BILLION US DOLLARS.
Nathan Blecharczyk – 3.3 Billion US Dollars – Age 32 – US.
Born in 1984, Nathan Blecharczyk is the Chief Technology Officer of Air BNB as well as its co-founder. The website lists more than a million homes or rooms owned by people who would like to rent them for holidays. With this amazing success, his company is worth today an amazing amount of 25 BILLION US DOLLARS. As for his net worth, it is estimated at 3.3 BILLION US DOLLARS.
Elizabeth Holmes – 4.5 Billion US Dollars – Age 31 – US.
Born on February 3, 1984, in Washington DC, Elizabeth Anne Holmes is the youngest female Billionaire on this list. She made her fortune in the blood testing industry via her multibillion dollar company Theranos, which she supposedly founded with the money her parents put away for her studies. When the company was founded in 2003, she was just 19. Today, her net worth stands at 4.5 BILLION US DOLLARS.
Scott Daniel Duncan – 4.9 Billion US Dollars – Age 33 – US.
Born in 1983, Scott Daniel Duncan, just like Yang Huiyan, inherited a fortune from his father along with his siblings. Their business, Enterprise Products, runs more than 50,000 miles of pipelines. Initially, Scott inherited nearly 3 BILLION US DOLLARS in 2010 upon his father’s death, but as of January 4, 2016, his net worth is estimated at 4.9 BILLION US DOLLARS.
Yang Huiyan – 5.2 Billion US Dollars – Age 34 – China.
Born on July 20, 1981, in China, Yang Huiyan is Chinese business woman, the major shareholder of the Country Garden Holding. Unlike many of the names listed here, she inherited the business from her father who entrusted her with his shares in 2007. Back then, she was Asia’s richest woman with a net worth of 16.2 BILLION US DOLLARS. She has a net worth of 5.2 BILLION US DOLLARS.
Eduardo Saverin – 6.3 Billion US Dollars – Age 33 – Brazil.
Born on March 19, 1982, in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Eduardo Saverin is among the founders of Facebook. He renounced his US citizenship in 2012, moving then to Singapore in order to invest in Asia, where he now owns various startups. Eduardo’s net worth is 6.3B BILLION US DOLLARS.
Dustin Moskovitz – 9.4 Billion US Dollars – Age 31 – US.
Born on May 22, 1984, in Gainesville, Florida, Dustin Moskovitz is also part of the Facebook founding crew, along with Eduardo Saverin and Mark Zuckerberg. He left the giant social media network in 2008 to form Asana, a website that helps improve employee’s productivity. His current net worth is estimated at 9.4 BILLION US DOLLARS.
Mark Zuckerberg – 45.7 Billion US Dollars – Age 31 – US.
Here comes the richest young entrepreneur below 35, Mark Zuckerberg, the man behind Facebook. With the presence of Facebook on the internet, Zuckerberg has established a solid reputation among the various social media networks out there, being of course on top of the list. Founder and CEO of Facebook, His increasing wealth makes him the world’s 16th richest person among billionaires, scoring a net worth of 45.7 BILLION US DOLLARS.