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The 9 Youngest Billionaires In The World

This year, boy-wonder billionaire and Facebook co-founder Mark Zuckerberg, 30, maintained his top spot on the list of the richest individuals under the age of 35.

His net worth is estimated at $34 billion, landing at No. 11 on the Forbes list of richest billionaires in America and the 14th richest in the world.

But who else made the cut at an age when many of us are still drowning in student debt?

Bankrate took a look at published reports and compiled a list of nine, other than “Zuck,” who are younger than 35 and at billionaire status. While some inherited their fortunes, most continue to work hard for their money in various fields.

Here are the top nine in order of wealth.

Evan Spiegel Snapchat CEO

Snapchat CEO Evan Spiegel

1. Evan Spiegel

Age: 24

Worth: Around $1.5 billion

How he made his billions: The CEO and co-founder of Snapchat, a photo-messaging app, turned down a $3 billion cash offer from Facebook in 2013 and now runs a company worth an estimated $10 billion.

2. Bobby Murphy

Age: 25

Worth: Around $1.5 billion

How he made his billions: This co-founder of photo-messaging app Snapchat — along with fellow billionaire youngster Evan Spiegel — is the company’s chief technology officer.

Prince Albert von Thurn und TaxisAndreas Rentz / Getty Images EntertainmentPrince Albert von Thurn und Taxis.

3. Albert von Thurn und Taxis

Age: 31

Worth: Around $1.5 billion

How he made his billions: A German prince, he inherited his billions on his 18th birthday in 2001. His diversified assets include art, timber and real estate. He remains a bachelor and spends his time racing cars for a German league.

4. Marie Besnier-Beauvalot

Age: 33

Worth: Around $2.7 billion


How she made her billions: She and her siblings inherited a French dairy company founded by her grandfather. The siblings now own 100% of the company and run it together.

5. Elizabeth Holmes

Age: 30

Worth: Around $4.5 billion

How she made her billions: The richest self-made female billionaire and a newcomer to the Forbes list, Holmes founded a blood-testing company, Theranos, in 2003.

eduardo saverin

Munshi Ahmed/Bloomberg via Getty ImagesEduardo Saverin.

6. Eduardo Saverin

Age: 32

Worth: Around $4.9 billion

How he made his billions: Coming from a wealthy family, Saverin sued Zuckerberg after co-founding the social site and not being given credit for it. He settled out of court. He still is a part owner of Facebook and also is an angel investor for other companies.

7. Yang Huiyan

Age: 33

Worth: Around $4.9 billion

How she made her billions: Yang Huiyan’s father, Yeung Kwok Keung, created the high-end Chinese real estate development company Country Garden Group. Prior to the company’s Hong Kong IPO in 2007, Keung transferred his shares to his daughter. She is in charge of the company’s development strategies.

8. Scott Duncan

Age: 32

Worth: Around $6.2 billion

How he made his billions: Duncan inherited his money from his father, Dan Duncan, who started energy pipeline company Enterprise Products. One of four children, Scott Duncan’s fortune grew by $1 billion last year after company stock rose.

9. Dustin Moskovitz

Age: 30

Worth: Around $8.1 billion

How he made his billions: Another youngin’ gilded by Facebook’s popularity, Moskovitz worked on the site in its early stages with Zuckerberg.

This story was originally published by Bankrate.



Written by How Africa

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