There are currently 2,153 billionaires in the world. That’s according to the 2019 edition of Forbes’ World’s Billionaires list, updated in March and based on estimates of wealth as of February 8, 2019. Of those 2,153 billionaires, a record-breaking 1,450—or 67%—have self-made fortunes.
Kylie Jenner is the youngest billionaire in the world, having amassed her fortune at age 21. She is also the youngest self-made billionaire and youngest member of her family. This makes her one of only a handful of individuals to reach this status at such a young age.
Kylie’s meteoric rise to billionaire status has been driven by social media and mobile apps—specifically Instagram, where she boasts 141 million followers; and Kylie Cosmetics, which did $360 million in sales last year (and has since hit $1 billion). She made an estimated $900 million from these two endeavors alone during 2018 alone!
Alexandra Andresen is a Norwegian heiress and investor. She is the youngest billionaire in the world and worth $1.2 billion. Her father, Johan Johan Andresen, is the richest person in Norway with a net worth of $2 billion.
Alexandra does not appear to be interested in keeping up with her father’s business; instead, she has taken an interest in art collecting and philanthropic work.
Eduardo Saverin is a Brazilian entrepreneur and investor. He is best known as one of the co-founders of Facebook. Eduardo was one of the five original business partners of Facebook, but he later sold his shares in the company for $1 billion before it went public in 2012. In 2019, he has an estimated net worth of $2.6 billion USD and ranks #894 on Forbes’ list of billionaires.
Saverin moved from Brazil to attend Harvard University, where he met Mark Zuckerberg and other future Facebook employees Dustin Moskovitz and Chris Hughes; this group would later become known as “Thefacebook”. Initially funded by money from Zuckerberg’s father, they soon decided to drop out and work on Facebook full-time after receiving investments from venture capitalists Peter Thiel (who became a board member) and Sean Parker (who became president).
Mark Zuckerberg is the youngest billionaire in the world. He was born on May 14, 1984 in White Plains, New York and is currently worth $71.9 billion dollars as of October 2019.
Zuckerberg is the founder, chief executive officer and chairman of Facebook Inc., a position he has held since 2004 when he entered Harvard University as an undergraduate student. In February 2004 he developed what would become known as “TheFacebook” with help from classmates Eduardo Saverin and Dustin Moskovitz at Harvard University where they were roommates for three years until 2006 when Zuckerberg left school to devote himself full time to Facebook’s development
John Collison is the youngest billionaire in the world. He is younger than his brother Patrick and older brother, who are also billionaires.
John Collison is also one of three young billionaires from Ireland, along with brothers Patrick and Austin.
John Collison was born in 1987 and grew up in San Francisco, California. His mother was a lawyer and his father was an accountant for technology companies that helped found Yahoo!.
Evan Spiegel is the youngest billionaire in the world. He is only 26 years old and has a net worth of $3 billion, which makes him truly the richest person under 30 on our list. Spiegel is also one of Time Magazine’s 100 Most Influential People in 2018, proving how influential he is to both business and society at large.
Spiegel co-founded Snap Inc., Snapchat’s parent company, with Bobby Murphy when they were students at Stanford University in 2011. They launched Snapchat as an app for sharing photos and videos that disappeared after 24 hours; today it has over 187 million daily active users (DAUs). In September 2017, Snap Inc went public with $24 billion market capitalization; however since then its stock price has fallen significantly due to slowing user growth and revenue concerns surrounding Instagram Stories (a rival ephemeral photo sharing social media platform) as well as Facebook’s increasing focus on augmented reality features such as face filters and masks for Messenger users — all key features originally pioneered by Snapchat
Ludwig Theodor Braun
Ludwig Theodor Braun is the youngest billionaire in the world. He was born in Germany, where he still lives today, but moved to New York City and then Italy as he grew up.
To be fair, this is a very small number of billionaires—it would only take about 6 minutes for every person listed on Forbes’s 2019 list to count their money out loud from one end of Central Park to another!
Gustav Magnar Witzoe
The billionaire Gustav Magnar Witzoe is the youngest of all billionaires in the world, Norway and Europe. He is only 18 years old and he has a net worth of $1.4 billion.
Gustav Magnar Witzoe is from Norway but he has attended school at both Harvard University in the United States and Oxford University in England. He has worked for Microsoft as a software developer since he was 16 years old, which explains why he became so wealthy at such an early age.
Another young billionaire is Dustin Moskovitz, a Canadian-American entrepreneur and philanthropist. He was born in 1984 and is currently 30 years old. Moskovitz is best known as co-founder of Asana, a business software company.
As of 2018, Dustin Moskovitz has an estimated net worth of $9 billion. This makes him the youngest billionaire in the world!
Who’S The Youngest Billionaire?
- Kylie Jenner
- Alexandra Andresen
- Eduardo Saverin
- Mark Zuckerberg, John Collison and Evan Spiegel (Snapchat)
- Ludwig Theodor Braun and Gustav Magnar Witzoe (Spotify)
- Dustin Moskovitz
This list doesn’t even include all the young billionaires out there. Take for example, Russian heiress Anna Anisimova, who inherited her fortune from her father and is estimated to be worth $2 billion. Or 27-year-old Perenna Kei Hoi-ting, the managing director of a Hong Kong real estate company, who is said to be worth over $1 billion. There are many others as well—the world has no shortage of young people with big bank accounts!