At 35, most of us are still looking to advance in our career or get our business going. We have to manage our budget and pay the bills on time every month. The world’s youngest billionaires don’t have to worry about these things.
Learn who they are and how they have earned their fortune. You will most certainly find some really inspiring examples on the following list.
1. Mark Zuckerberg
We have all heard the story of how Mark Zuckerberg, a billionaire college dropout, started Facebook from his dorm room at Harvard. Currently, at the age of 31, he is the richest young person in the world with net worth of approximately $44.6 billion. It is great that the first spot is taken by a person who has earned his fortune thanks to creativity, innovation and hard work.
What’s more he is the only person under the age of 35 in the top 100 richest people on the planet compiled by Forbes.
2. Dustin Moskovitz
The net worth of the 31-year-old who played a major role in the launching of Facebook is currently $8.9 billion. He left the company back in 2008 to become the cofounder of Asana, a company for work flow software development. Still, the biggest share of his net worth comes from the stake in Facebook which he holds.
3. Eduardo Saverin
Surpisingly or not, another co-founder of Facebook takes the third spot on the list with his net worth of $7.1 billion. Saverin, who was born in Brazil, currently lives in Singapore and runs a business for investing in startups.
4. Yang Huiyan
The 34-year-old is the biggest shareholder in the Chinese company Country Garden Holdings specializing in real estate development. The holdings were transferred to her by her father back in 2007. At present, Yang Huiyan’s net worth is $5 billion making her the 19th richest person in China and one of the wealthiest women in the world.
5. Scott Duncan
The 33-year-old American has a net worth of $5 billion. Scott Duncan inherited a stake in Enterprise Products Partners after his father passed away back in 2010. The company is in the oil industry. It owns and runs plants for natural gas processing plants and storage facilities for oil and gas. The total length of its pipelines is 49,000 miles.
6. Elizabeth Holmes
The 32-year-old, who is the youngest self-made female billionaire in the world, has made her fortune from blood testing. She is the founder and CEO of Theranos specialized in diagnostics. Her net worth is $3.6 billion.
7. Frank Wang
The world’s first billionaire who has earned his fortune from drones has a net worth of $3.6 billion. The 35-year-old founder and CEO of SZ Dajiang Innovation Technology is also the 31st richest person in China.
The drones manufactured by the private robotics company, whose revenue for 2015 is estimated to be $1 billion, have a retail price of around $1000 a piece.
8. Nathan Blecharczyk
The net worth of the co-founder and chief technology officer of Airbnb who is 32 years old is $3.3 billion. The online service helping people find a place to stay in a foreign country has had over 60 billion users since its launch in 2008. In 2015, Airbnb entered the Cuban market.
9. Brian Chesky
The co-founder and CEO of Airbnb has a net worth of $3.3 billion. The company’s current valuation is $25 billion. The 34-year-old, who used to be a bodybuilder, is one of the three co-founders.
10. Tom Persson
The son of H&M’s chairman and the richest person in Sweden, Stefan Persson, is 31 and has a net worth of $2.7 billion. Tom Persson is actually not involved in the family’s retail business started by his grandfather in 1947, but works in movie production in Stockholm. It is interesting to note that his siblings and aunt are also billionaires thanks to the top performance and growth of the global company owned by the family.
11. Julio Mario Santo Domingo III
The 31-year-old DJ from New York, whose current net worth is $2.5 billion, inherited his fortune from his late grandfather who passed away in 2011. In 2005, the grandfather who had the same name, sold his Colombian brewery for a stake of 15% in SABMiller. The young billionaire’s net worth will most certainly increase if plans of SABMiller’s major rival to buy the company go through.
12. Tatiana Casiraghi
The sister of Julio Mario Santo Domingo III inherited a sixth of her grandfather’s wealth built from his brewery. The net worth of the 32-year-old wife of Andrea Casiraghi, the eldest son of Caroline, Princess of Hanover, is $2.5 billion.
13. Caroline Hagen Kjos
The mother of two children who is currently 32 took over the family-owned company, Canica AS, from her father. Her father and grandfather made their fortune from budget grocery. Currently, the net worth of Caroline Hagen Kjos is $2.5 billion. Although she lives in Switzerland, she is the 4th richest Norwegian.
14. Evan Spiegel
Perhaps the most talked about billionaire under the age of 35 at present, the 25-year-old co-founder and CEO of Snapchat has a net worth of $2.1 billion. The mobile app for photo and video messaging of the company has nearly 100 million users every day and enjoys an ever-growing interest from investors. Evan Spiegel is definitely among the billionaires whose professional development will be followed very closely in the coming years.
15. Bobby Murphy
The 27-year-old co-founder of Snapchat has a net worth of $1.8 billion. He met with Evan Spiegel at the Kappa Sigma fraternity house at Stanford in 2010. In 2011, they launched their mobile app together with another member of the fraternity, Reggie Brown. At its last valuation, the company was worth $16 billion upon raising $538 million in the form of financing.
16. Ryan Graves
He was actually the first employee of Uber, the company which offers an alternative to traditional taxi services and is currently valued at $62 billion. At present, the 32-year-old is the company’s Head of Global Operations and has been playing a significant role in its expansion to over 58 countries around the world. The net worth of Ryan Graves is currently $1.5 billion.