Meet The Youngest Billionaires On The Planet

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Forbes has pronounced 1,645 individuals in the Forbes Billionaires list. Of this big number, 31 are under the age of 40.

World’s Youngest Billionaires

Forbes has pronounced 1,645 individuals in the Forbes Billionaires list. Of this big number, 31 are under the age of 40.

This honored group bids farewell to Google giants Sergey Bin and Larry Page who are not in their forties. This list welcomes a new youngest billionaire Perenna Kei.

Some of the people on this list have worked their way up from the bottom whereas some inherited the billionaire status. 13 of the world’s young and wealthy call the U.S. home, while the others hail from the rest of the globe. Find the full list below.

Youngest Billionaire # 1: Perenna Kei & family

Age: 24

Net Worth: $1.3 billion

Ms. Kei is officially the world’s youngest billionaire taking the title away from former Facebook cofounder Dustin Moskovitz. Perenna Kei owns an 85% stake in Logan Property Holdings via different companies and a family trust. The CEO of Logan Property Ji Haipeng, is her father.

She is non-executive director at Logan Property, and has a bachelor’s degree in economics and finance from the University of London.

Youngest Billionaire #2: Dustin Moskovitz

Age: 29

Net Worth: $6.8 billion

Moskovitz, co-founder of Facebook is no longer the youngest billionaire.

After leaving Facebook in 2008, Dustin Moskovitz started working on Asana, a software company that aims to improve how people work with project collaboration tools.

Youngest Billionaire # 3: Mark Zuckerberg

Age: 29

Net Worth: $28.5 billion

‘Nuff said.

Youngest Billionaire # 4: Anton Kathrein, Jr.

Age: 29

Net Worth: $1.35 billion

Anton Kathrein, Jr. is the third generation to head his family’s Kathrein-Werke AG– “the oldest and largest antenna manufacturer in the world,” reads the company’s website. The company which specializes in automotive antennas has 18 production sites worldwide, over 6,800 employees and had $1.8 billion in revenue in 2012.

Youngest Billionaire # 5: Drew Houston

Age: 30

Net Worth: $1.2 billion

Dropbox cofounder and CEO Drew Houston is Silicon Valley’s latest billionaire. Houston started working with computers at age 5 and has been affinity-bound ever since.

Youngest Billionaire # 6: Albert von Thurn und Taxis

Age: 30

Net Worth: $3.8 billion

Albert von Thurn und Taxis first appeared on Forbes’ billionaire list as an 8-year-old. He is the 12th prince in his family line, officially inheriting his fortune on his 18th birthday in 2001. His belongings include real estate, art and 36,000 hectares of woodland in Germany. Also, he drives race cars for a hobby.

Youngest Billionaire # 7: Scott Duncan

Age: 31

Net Worth: $6.3 billion

Ranked amongst Texas’ most eligible bachelors – Scott Duncan is one of the four heirs to a massive energy-pipeline fortune built by their late father, Dan Duncan.

Youngest Billionaire # 8: Eduardo Saverin

Age: 31

Net Worth: $4.1 billion

Facebook cofounder Eduardo Saverin gave up his United States citizenship in 2012 and has been living in Singapore since. Preferring to stay off the radar, Saverin has gone on record to say: “My life is not about creating another Facebook”

Youngest Billionaire # 9: Yang Huiyan

Age: 32

Net Worth: $6.9 billion

Yang Huiyan is China’s richest woman. She is the vice chairman of real estate developer Country Garden.

Youngest Billionaire # 10: Fahd Hariri

Age: 33

Net Worth: $1.2 billion

Son of assassinated Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri, Fahd Hariri graduated from the Ecole Spéciale d’Architecture de Paris in 2004 and thanks his father for his love of real estate development.

Youngest Billionaire # 11: Marie Besnier Beauvalot

Age: 33

Net Worth: $2.7 billion

Marie and her siblings Emmanuel, 43, and Jean-Michel, 46, inherited French dairy monopoly Lactalis, producers of popular Président cheese among hundreds of other cheese, milk and yogurt brands. Founded by their grandfather in the 1930s, the siblings collectively own 100%

Youngest Billionaire # 12: Sean Parker

Age: 34

Net Worth: $2.4 billion

Youngest Billionaire #13: Julia Oetker

Age: 35

Net Worth: $1.65 billion

Julia Oetker is amongst the eight billionaire beneficiaries of the Oetker fortune which initially specialized in pudding powder and baking.

The Oetker fortune–of which Julia Oetker is the youngest of eight billionaire beneficiaries–was built on baking and pudding powder.

Youngest Billionaire # 14: Robert Pera

Age: 35

Net Worth: $2.7 billion

Robert Pera is back on the list after a one year gap. Credit goes to the outstanding performance from his Ubiquiti Networks.  Pera worked as a hardware engineer with Apple in 2003, abruptly leaving after two years, saying “Apple is a great company, but I realized I wanted to have more success faster.”

Youngest Billionaire # 15: Ayman Hariri

Age: 35

Net Worth: $1.2 billion

Another son of Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri, Ayman plays a major role in running Saudi Oger, one of Saudi Arabia’s biggest construction companies and the origin of the Hariri family fortune.

Youngest Billionaire #16: Naruatsu Baba

Age: 36

Net Worth: $2.2 billion

Ladies and gentlemen, we have a new comer! Baba is now member to Forbes billionaires as his smartphone game makerColopl has taken the market by storm.

Youngest Billionaire #17: Yvonne Bauer & family

Age: 36

Net Worth: $3.5 billion

She is the fifth generation of her family to run Bauer Media Group which distributes 600 magazines in 37 countries.

Youngest Billionaire #18: Lawrence Ho

Age: 37

Net Worth: $3 billion

Lawrence Ho is son of Macau gambling-industry legend Stanley Ho. Their Melco Crown Entertainment, a venture with Australian James Packer, heads casino projects in Macau and Manila.

Youngest Billionaire #19: Yoshikazu Tanaka

Age: 37

Net Worth: $1.6 billion

Yoshikazu Tanaka is founder and CEO of the social networking gaming company Gree which is suffering due to competition against GooglePlay.

Youngest Billionaire #20: Alejandro Santo Domingo Davila & family

Age: 37

Net Worth: $11.1 billion

Alejandro Santo Domingo Davila & family inherited the fortune of Julio Mario Santo Domingo Pumarejo - Colombian beer king - after his death in October 2011

Youngest Billionaire #21: Jack Dorsey

Age: 37

Net Worth: $2.2 billion

Jack Dorsey has founded two billion-dollar Silicon Valley companies

Youngest Billionaire #22: Jan Koum

Age: 38

Net Worth: $6.8 billion

Jan Koum made headlines when Mark Zuckerberg announced that Facebook was buying Koum’s mobile messaging startup WhatsApp for $19 billion in February.

WhatsApp is the largest mobile messaging service in the world with 430 million active users, larger than Skype and Snapchat put together.

Koum created WhatsApp in 2009 as the first smartphone application that allows people to send text messages between different phones and countries free of cost.

Youngest Billionaire #23: Nicholas Woodman

Age: 38

Net Worth: $1.3 billion

Woodman reclaims the prestigious title after debuting in the list last year. He is the creator and CEO of GoPro.

Youngest Billionaire # 24: Chase Coleman Age: 38

Net Worth: $1.6 billion

Chase Coleman is running inspired alternative money management businesses, Tiger Global Management.

Youngest Billionaire # 25: Yusaku Maezawa

Age: 38

Net Worth: $1.25 billion

Yusaku Maezawa founded virtual fashion mall Zozotown, a very popular website covering 1,600 brands.

Youngest Billionaire # 26: Rahel Blocher

Age: 38

Net Worth: $2.9 billion

Rahel Blocher (as well as her sister) is the largest shareholder of Ems-Chemie, a colossal Swiss polymer and chemical manufacturer that has been spearheaded by her family for decades. 

Youngest Billionaire #27 John Arnold

Age: 39

Net Worth: $2.9 billion

John Arnold, a former hedge fund manager took the trading community by surprise when he retired from hedge fund management in May 2012. 

Youngest Billionaire # 28Jon Oringer

Age: 39

Net Worth: $1.35 billion

In 2013, Jon Oringer enjoys the status of New York’s first tech billionaire thanks to the ever increasing value of Shutterstock.

Youngest Billionaire #29: Liu Qiangdong

Age: 39

Net Worth: $2.7 billion

Liu Qiangdong is founder and CEO of JD.com of Beijing which gets around 500,000 orders a day.

Youngest Billionaire #30: Ryan Kavanaugh

Age: 39

Net Worth: $1billion

Ryan Kavanaugh’s is the founder and CEO of Relativity Medi, an American film studio.

Youngest Billionaire #31: Miriam Blocher

Age: 39

Net Worth: $1.1 billion

Miriam Blocher is a leading shareholder of Ems-Chemie, an extensive polymer and chemical manufacturer that her family has run for decades.

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