Mark Zuckerberg, at the age of 31, continues to be at the top spot of billionaires under 40. His net worth is said to be around $35.7 billion, making him the 16th richest person in the world.
Be ready to be filled with envy because there are 15 more people who made the list of young moneymakers. Lets begin the countdown starting with #15.
#15. Drew Houston – Dropbox – 32 years old
Worth: $1.39 billion
Dropbox is already Drew Houston’s sixth company and this time, he made it so big. The company is estimated to be worth around $10 billion.
#14. Bobby Murphy – Snapchat – 26 years old
Worth: $1.5 billion
Bobby co-founded the very popular app Snapchat. Before it was named Snapchat, it was called Picaboo but it flopped. Forbes estimates that Bobby Murphy has a stake of at least 15% of Snapchat.
#13. Ryan Graves – Uber – 31 years old
Worth: $1.7 billion
Well, Ryan Graves didn’t found the very popular car service app Uber. Travis Kalanick, the co-founder, tweeted that he was looking to hire a product manager then Ryan responded. A couple of years later, Graves is making billions and it’s all thanks to one tweet.
#12. Nathan Blecharczyk – Airbnb – 30 years old
Worth: $1.9 billion
Nathan founded Airbnb and is chief technology officer of the company. Airbnb lists 1 million homes (or rooms) for rental stays. Since it launched in 2008, over 30 million guests used the service. The company made $450 million in 2014, valuing the company at $13 billion.
#11. Anton Kathrein, Jr. – Antennas – 30 years old
Worth: $1.62 billion
Anton’s grandfather started Kathrein-Werke after World War I. the company makes antennas, cables and receivers that are very important in cell phone signals around the world. They also manufacture antennas for television and radio. When Anton’s father died in 2012, he was only 28 when he took over the company.
#10. Evan Spiegel – Snapchat – 24 years old
Worth: $2.1 billion
This 24-year old lad is the CEO of Snapchat. He graduated Stanford University and started developing a photo sharing app with his partner Bobby Murphy in 2011. Did you know that Facebook offered him $3 million in 2013 but turned it down? Now his company is worth over $10 billion.
#9. Julio Mario Santo Domingo III – Beer – 29 years old
Worth: $2.2 billion
New York City disc jockey Julio is one of the four heirs of his grandfather’s Colombian beer fortune, Bavaria Brewery. He lives in a $4-million apartment in NYC and is part of a DJ group called Sheik ‘n’ Beik that throws late-night electronic music parties in Manhattan.
#8. Tatiana Casiraghi – Beer – 31 years old
Worth: $2.5 billion
Her brother, Julio Mario Santo Domingo III, is also on this list. Tatiana already came from wealth but she got even wealthier when she married into Monaco’s royal family. Most of her wealth came from the Colombian beer company Bavaria, though, which was later traded in 2005.
#7. Tom Persson – H&M – 30 years old
Worth: $2.9 billion
Tom is the third generation in the H&M clan. The company is the second largest global clothing retailer in the world, offering affordable yet very high-quality clothing. H&M started in 1947 by his grandfather in Sweden.
#6. Sean Parker – Napster – 35 years old
Worth: $3 billion
Sean Parker founded the file-sharing computer service known as Napster. He also served as the first president of Facebook.
#5. Elizabeth Holmes – Blood-Testing Company – 31 years old
Worth: $4.5 billion
Elizabeth founded Theranos in 2003, a blood-testing company and is one of the richest self-made female billionaires on this list. She dropped out of her sophomore year in Stanford University and founded the blood-testing company with money she saved for college. Elizabeth Holmes’ labs can quickly test a drop of blood at a fraction of the price of commercial labs which need more than just one vial. Theranos is valued at $9 billion.
#4. Yang Huiyan – Real Estate – 34 years old
Worth: $5.1 billion
Her father, Yeung Kwok Keung, created “Country Garden Group”, a high-end Chinese real estate development company. Yang owes her wealth to her family after transferring the company to her in 2007. CGG just entered Australian real estate market so we believe that her worth will get bigger in the next couple of years.
#3. Eduardo Saverin – Facebook – 33 years old
Worth: $5.8 billion
Eduardo is one of the co-founders of the social media powerhouse, Facebook. He had a Bachelor degree from Harvard and later moved to Singapore and founded Velos Partners. Eduardo invested in other companies like Hampton Creek Foods and Silvercar and is known to be the 8th richest person in his native country, Brazil.
#2. Scott Duncan – Oil – 32 years old
Worth: $6.2 billion
Scott Duncan’s is one of the youngest heirs of his family’s oil, natural gas and petrochemical pipelines business.
#1. Dustin Moskovitz – Facebook – 31 years old
Worth: $9.9 billion
American internet entrepreneur Dustin Moskovitz also worked on the early years of Facebook with Zuckerberg and Saverin and later left Facebook in 2008 to co-found Asana. He is a self-made billionaire and is on the basis of his 2.34% share in Facebook.