Being young is awesome, but being a billionaire at a young age is incredible! As of 2014, the world consists of 1,645 billionaires. How about knowing some of the renowned youngest billionaires and know where they come from?
These are some of the billionaires listed on Forbes’ youngest billionaires, under 40, in the world.
At 24, Evan Spiegel has a net-worth of $1.5 billion by being one of the co-founders of the mobile application, SnapChat – an application with over 100 Million users monthly.
Another SnapChat co-founder, Bobby Murphy also have the same net worth of $1.5 billion who is 2 years older than Spiegel. Both founders have attended Stanford University.
A New York City disc Jockey also made it to the list with $2.2 billion net worth by being one of the heirs of a Colombian beer company. Julio Mario Santo Domingo III is currently 29 years old.
He co-founded Facebook and at 30, Mark Zuckerberg’s net worth rose at $33.4 billion in which most of his fortune are spent through philanthropy.
Facebook wasn’t built on Zuckerberg alone, it also had employees like Dustin Moskovitz who helped by sharing his intellect in a Harvard dorm room in 2004. Moskovitz’s net worth is $7.9 billion.
Though most of the youngest billionaires got, or inherited their fortune through technology, some fell into the category of fashion retail such as Tom Persson, who is currently Europe’s youngest billionaire, has a net worth of $3 billion by being a part of the 3rd generation of H&M clan.
Anton Kathrein Jr., a 31-year-old German businessman, is also a 3rd generation billionaire who runs a mobile communication service provider that expanded their networks in accommodating rapid growth in data traffic.
Debuting in the list of the youngest self-made billionaires is Elizabeth Holmes, who dropped out in her Sophomore year at Stanford University, to found Theranos – a health-technology and medical-laboratory-service company that helped Holmes advance her net worth at $4.5 billion, at age 31.
Tatiana Casiraghi, 31, is a member of Monaco’s royal family by marrying Andrea Casiraghi. A net worth of $2.2 billion did not just come from marrying into royalty, she is also an heiress of grandfather, Julio Mario Santo Domingo along with her brother.
And making it to the top 10 is Nathan Blecharczyk, chief technology officer and co-founder of Airbnb. At 31, he has a net wort of $1.9 billion.