Top 15 Youngest Billionaires in the World Today
Before most of us finish school, others already think about the problems of the world and have giant companies to lead. They are usually envied, but we can’t deny that their responsibilities are much higher than most of us could ever handle. What were you doing at their age? Or what are your plans for when you reach that age? Here are the top 15 youngest billionaires in the world today.
15. Yang Huiyan, 33 years old
The daughter of real estate developer Yeung Kwok Keung, the founder of the Country Garden Holdings, Yang Huiyan is one of the richest women in China at just 33. In 2007 the holdings of the father went to her and she was made vice chairman of Country Garden as well as a member of the governance committee of the board. With her as one of the leaders, the Country Garden expanded into the Australian market in 2014 and sold new shares that brought $410 million to the company. She is currently estimated to have a net worth of $5.9 billion.
14. Eduardo Saverin, 33 years old
Most of his fortune comes from being one of the founders of Facebook, that’s more and more popular with every day that goes by. This was only the beginning for him though, since he moved to Singapore after his fall with Facebook, where he created a private equity firm entitled Velos Partners where he is chairman. With investments in the Hampton Creek Foods, which tries to create food products without any eggs, the Silvercar airport rental service, and, of course, his shares in Facebook he amassed a net worth of $5.1 billion.
13. Scott Duncan, 32 years old
He is the youngest of the four children of the late Dan Duncan, the founder of the energy-pipeline empire entitled Enterprise Products Partners that owns no less than 51000 miles of natural gas, oil and petrochemical pipelines. Leaving the actual leadership of the company to his sister Randa he is just one of the stock owners and this puts his net worth at $5.6 billion.
12. Drew Houston, 32 years old
With the first company started in high school, Houston was only going to become famous with the sixth project he had, namely DropBox which is estimated to be worth $10 billion. He was the co-founder of the file-sharing service with Arash Ferdowsi in 2007, which received investments from Sequoia Capital, Index Ventures, Goldman Sachs and Accel Partners. He currently has an estimated net worth of $1.22 billion and you can find out more about him in the extensive biography we wrote here.
11. Nathan Blecharczyk, 31 years old
Offering a new way to travel with a website that lists homes and rooms available for rent from the personal houses of people, Airbnb has become a very successful company and a quite viable alternative to the typical hotel rooms or hostels. For others the site became a source of additional income and thus there is gain from both sides, leading the net worth of Nathan to $1.9 billion. For more information you can follow our extensive bio here.
10. Ryan Graves, 31 years old
The co-founder of Uber, Travis Kalanick was seeking someone to work as a product manager at his company over Twitter and it was Ryan Graves that was finally chosen for the project. The car service business was completely revolutionized by him and made Uber billions over the years. After working as the CEO of Uber for years he is now the head of the global operations and he currently has a net worth of $1.4 billion.
9. Elizabeth Holmes, 31 years old
The American entrepreneur started her career when her uncle died from cancer and she was thus motivated to find new ways of detecting the disease earlier. She created Theranos, a blood testing company that was successful enough to make her drop out of Stanford while in her sophomore year. The tests offered by the company were faster and cheaper than those from commercial labs and it led Theranos to become a giant that was valued at $9 billion last year, giving Elizabeth an estimated net worth of $4.6 billion.
8. Tatiana Casiraghi, 31 years old
Born Tatiana Santo Domingo, as the daughter of the second richest man in Colombia, she became the wife of Andrea Casiraghi, the eldest son of the Princess of Hanover who was the fourth in the line of succession to the Monegasque throne. The wedding ceremony took place in the Palace of Monaco on August 31, 2013 and it propelled the net worth of Tatiana to $2.1 billion.
7. Dustin Moskovitz, 31 years old
One of the cofounders of Facebook, he dropped out of Harvard to join the team in Palo Alto as a developer at their new company and in 2008 he went on to create another software firm entitled Asana that would also become highly successful. With a current net worth of $8.4 billion, him and his wife Cari Tuna are members of the Giving Pledge, also creating the Good Ventures philanthropic foundation. You can find out more in our extensive biography on the great man here.
6. Mark Zuckerberg, 31 years old
Today most people think of him when discussing young billionaires due to the explosive impact that Facebook had on most of the lives of internet users. Once his great company was set he continued to expand it, purchasing new businesses and services which made Facebook even more popular. All these have put him at a current net worth of $35.4 billion. Find out more about him in the extensive bio here.
5. Tom Persson, 30 years old
As the son of Stefan Persson (with an extensive biography covered by Luxatic here), the richest man in Sweden, Tom became the youngest family member to enjoy the wealth that comes from a company like H&M. Since his father is the chairman and his brother Karl-Johan the CEO, he spends his time working in movie production after graduating from the Met Film School in London and today he is estimated to be worth $3 billion.
4. Anton Kathrein, Jr., 30 years old
Inheriting the Kathrein Werke Company which was one of the pioneering automotive antenna manufacturers, Anton is now one of the most important service providers of mobile communications and adapted to the rapidly growing data traffic. The father ran the company since 1972 but he died in 2012 and Anton was forced to take the lead at the young age of 28. He is 30 years old now and his net worth is estimated at $1.67 billion.
3. Julio Mario Santo Domingo III, 30 years old
The heir of the Santo Domingo fortune coming from the beer empire, he is estimated to be worth around $2.2 billion but instead of continuing the family business he prefers to work as a DJ in New York City or at his record label entitled Sheik n’ Beik. His grandfather owned Bavaria Brewery but sold the company in 2005 for 15% of SABMiller and Julio received a sixth of the fortune after the death of his father in 2009.
2. Bobby Murphy, 26 years old
Bobby Murphy and Evan Spiegel founded the mobile app Snapchat that made both of them extremely rich at the lead of a company which continued to rise in popularity and worth. Many companies wanted to buy them out and it was rumored that Snapchat is worth $19 billion at this time, but Bobby is estimated to have a net worth of $1.5 billion. We covered his story in more detail here.
1. Evan Thomas Spiegel, 25 years old
The youngest person on our list is the other brain behind the temporary photo messaging app, Snapchat. After the two met at the Stanford fraternity Kappa Sigma, they cofounded the company in 2011 and today he is worth $1.5 billion.