25 Youngest Billionaires
(Under 40) In The World

youngest billionaires in the world

Believe it or not, these youngest billionaires under 40 are super rich and have the health and mobility to enjoy it. Check out who they are...yes..Mark Zuckerberg is one of them...

You get to hear of old men and women who made a fortune for themselves and a super rich. Well, good news for young people, there are those who are trailblazers and have shown that sometimes a bright idea can make a young person rich too!

We have listed them from youngest to oldest. Some of the people in this list have been fortunate enough to be born with a silver spoon, but most of them have been over-achievers. With unlimited supply of money, they have the means to afford anything money can buy. They truly must experience heaven on earth everyday.

1. Perenna Kei

Age: 24

Net Worth: $1.3 billion

She’s the youngest billionaire in the world-period. She is the owner of 85% stake in Logan Property Holdings. Her father and Logan’s CEO, Ji Haipeng, transferred the shares to her in order to minimise taxes and avoid revealing the family owned secretive offshore companies. Since Kei holds a Hong Kong ID, she wouldn’t be subjected to tax on worldwide income unlike her father, a Chinese National. Kei is a graduate in economics and finance from the esteemed University of London.

2. Dustin Moskovitz

Age: 29

Net Worth: $6.8 billion

Recently usurped from the title “World’s Youngest Billionaire” by Perenna, Dustin Moskovitz co-founded Facebook along with Mark Zuckerberg.  He currently has a 7.7% share in Facebook. He left Facebook in 2008 to start a different venture, Asana, with an idea to improve work life. During its inception he said “Asana will be to your work life what Facebook.com is to your social life.” He is married to long time girlfriend Cari Tuna with whom he co-founded the philanthropic organization Good Ventures.

3. Mark Zuckerberg

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Age: 29

Net Worth: $28.5 billion

At no.3 in our list is possibly the richest billionaire under 40, Mark Zuckerberg. The founder and CEO of Facebook has seen his net worth double up recently with Facebook shares up more than 130% over the past year as of mid-february. Mark was also depicted by actor Jesse Eisenberg in the highly acclaimed and commercially successful movie “The Social Network.”

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4. Anton Kathrein, Jr

Age: 29

Net Worth: $1.35 billion

Anton Kathrein Jr inherited his family’s Kathrein-Werke AG. It is a company which excels in automotive antennas, radio and TV broadcast antennas, satellite and terrestrial reception system etc. It is considered the oldest manufacturer of antennas in the world. It employs close to 8000 people and had a turnover of 1.3 billion Euros in 2012.

5. Drew Houston

Age: 30

Net Worth: $1.2 billion

The MIT graduate and co founder of Dropbox makes it to our list at no5. Drew Houston has a net worth of $1.2 billion which is mainly due to his company managing a new round of funding in January, bringing its valuation to just under $10 billion. 

6. Albert Von Thurn Und Taxis

Age: 30

Net Worth: $3.8 billion

Albert comes from the House of Thurn and Taxis, where his ancestor Leonhard Von Taxis was the hereditary postmaster general of the Holy Roman Empire in 1595. Although his father died when he was 8, he officially inherited his fortune in 2001 after turning 18. He took up the courses Economics and Theology at the University of Edinburgh and was the 2010 champion of the German GT Championship.

7. Scott Duncan

Age: 31

Net Worth: $6.3 billion

Scott Duncan is the son of Dan Duncan, the co founder of Enterprise Products Partners LP. Scott inherited 3.1 billion dollars when his father passed away in March 28, 2010. He escaped from paying taxes of at least 45% of their fortune because of the elimination of the estate tax for the year 2010.

8. Eduardo Saverin

Age: 31

Net Worth: $4.1 billion

Another co founder of Facebook, Eduardo Saverin makes it to our list at 8. The 31 year old Brazilian has been shunning the limelight and has shifted base to Singapore after renouncing his US citizenship in 2012. Famously portrayed by Andrew Garfield in The Social Network, he works as an angel investor now. He has 5% shares in Facebook.

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9. Yang Huiyan

Age: 32

Net Worth: $6.9 billion

Yang Huiyan inherited her father’s 70 % stake in Country Garden before the company’s initial public offering in 2007. She is now the vice chairman of Country Garden and works in the company’s logistics department. She has a degree in Bachelor of Arts from Ohio State University.

10. Fahd Hariri

Age: 33

Net Worth: $1.2 billion

Fahd Hariri inherited his fortune from his father Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri who was assassinated in 2005. He graduated from Ecole Speciale d’Architecture de Paris in 2004 and continues to develop residential buildings in Beirut without setting foot there. He currently resides in Dubai.

11. Marie Besnier Beauvalot

Age: 33

Net Worth: $2.7 billion

Part of the mega rich Besnier family, Marie is the second youngest female billionaire in the world. She inherited her fortune from her grandfather who established the company “Lactalis”. She is the 21st richest person in France.

12. Sean Parker

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Age: 34

Net Worth: $2.4 billion

Sean Parker founded Napster long before he became associated with Facebook. He has 4% shares in Facebook and he is currently part of several projects namely WillCall, Airtime, Spotify, Votizen. He had a $4.5 million Lord of the Rings inspired wedding theme when he married singer Alexandra Lenas in 2011.

13. Julia Oetker

Age: 35

Net Worth: $1.65 billion

Julia Oetker is a beneficiary of the Oetker fortune. She has derived her fortune from Dr August Oetker KG, a holding company famous for baking and pudding powder. The company is responsible for the employment of 26,000 people and it generates close to $15 billion in yearly revenue.

14. Robert Pera

Age: 35

Net Worth: $2.7 billion

Robert Pera founded Ubiquiti Networks after quitting Apple Inc where he worked as a wireless engineer. He has been serving as CEO of Ubiquiti since 2005. He is also the owner of NBA team Memphis Grizzlies after purchasing it for $350 million. He holds a B.A degree in Japanese language and also an M.S degree in Electrical Engineering.

15. Ayman Hariri

Age: 35

Net Worth: $1.2 billion

The second Hariri to make it to the list is Ayman Hariri. Son of former Lebanese Prime Minister and brother to Fahd, Ayman inherited most of his fortune from his deceased billionaire father. He is the Vice Chairman and Deputy CEO of Saudi Oger Ltd and is known to have vast knowledge of the Construction and Development Industry. A Dubai based Arabian Business magazine named him the “Best Executive in the Construction Sector in Saudi Arabia in 2010 and 2011.”

16. Naruatsu Baba

Age: 36

Net Worth: $2.2 billion

The founder of Japanese Smartphone game maker Colopl holds a 59% stake in the company. After the company’s establishment, it has gone on to produce 5 titles in the world’s 32 top-grossing game apps for Google Android smart phones which includes games such as Professional Baseball Pride, Treasure Detective and Dino Domination.

17. Yvonne Bauer

Age: 36

Net Worth: $3.5 billion

She is the CEO of Bauer Media Group, a group which boasts of publishing 600 magazines in 37 countries. She took over the company from her father Heinz Bauer and is the fifth generation of the family to run the group.

18. Lawrence Ho

Age: 37

Net Worth: $3 billion

Lawrence Ho is the CEO of Melco Crown Entertainment Limited and Melco International Development Limited. He has a B.A degree in commerce from the prestigious University of Toronto and was awarded the “Best CEO in Hong Kong” by FinanceAsia continuously from 2009 to 2012. He is the son of Macau gambling-industry legend Stanley Ho. 

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19. Yoshikazu Tanaka

Age: 37

Net Worth: $1.6 billion

Yoshikazu Tanaka is an entrepreneur famous for developing Social Networking Service GREE. He was able to scale immeasurable heights with his Networking Service because he focused on developing mobile games and making partnerships with various Internet Service Providers. He is Asia’s youngest self made billionaire. He was 33 years old when his company was listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

20. Alejandro Santo Domingo Davila

Age: 37

Net Worth: $11.1 billion

Alejandro is a Columbian American Financier. He has a B.A degree from the highly unparalleled Harvard University. He serves as a managing director in Quadrant Capital Advisors and also has a position on the Board of Directors in Columbia’s Endeavor and DKMS Americas, both a non profit organization. Son of the legendary Columbian beer king Julio Mario Santo Domingo Pumarejo, Alejandro and his kin inherited close to $11billion when his father died in 2011.

21. Jack Dorsey


Age: 37

Net Worth: $2.2 billion

The co-founder of Twitter and Square makes it next to our list. Jack Dorsey, an American web developer and businessman was bestowed upon with the “Innovator of the Year Award” for technology in 2012 by The Wall Street Journal. He owns 5% shares in Twitter and 29% shares in payments company Square.

22. Jan Koum

Age: 38

Net Worth: $6.8 billion

One of the newest entrants to the list is Whatsapp CEO and co-founder Jan Koum. He made headlines when Facebook bought the mobile messaging venture for a massive $19 billion back in February. It created controversy all over the web with many people suggesting that Facebook overpaid for the venture. Whatsapp, with 430 million active users, has more users than Skype and Snapchat combined. 

23. Nicholas Woodman

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One idea to install cameras for sports enthusiasts to take selfies made Nicholas Woodman a billionaire

Age: 38

Net Worth: $1.3 billion

Nicholas, first made it to the list back in September 2013 and the GoPro founder and CEO doesn’t look like stopping anytime soon. He has plans to take his company public this year. He reportedly filed the IPO papers with the Security and Exchange Commission in February. (GoPro has already starting trading on Nasdaq since June 26 2014). With rising prices in his stock, the billionaire is now worth $2.9 Billion (As of July 2 2014)

24. Chase Coleman III

Age: 38

Net Worth: $1.6 billion

The 38 year old Coleman is a self made billionaire who rose to prominence by running Tiger Global Management, which oversees $13 billion. He currently resides in the city that never sleeps, New York. 

25. Yusaku Maezawa

Age: 38

Net Worth: $1.25 billion

Yusaku Maezawa founded the online fashion mall Zozotown back in 2004 immediately striking a chord with shopaholics all over Japan. The website is publicised like an actual mall where shops close to 1600 brands are set up.

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