Thanks to the family inheritance and growing technology, we are seeing more and more young and promising billionaires today as compared to any time in the history.
With growing popularity of online media and social media websites, this time is the best time to transform yourself into a billionaire in no time, all you have to do is come with an distinct, yet relevant idea. Many of these people were still attending their schools ten years ago. From websites like Snapchat to Facebook, these co founders had a vision which was ultimately attached to infinite success.
Here is a list of top 10 richest young billionaires in the world right now, who have lately established their name. Just like their founders, these companies didn’t even exist a few years back, which now have a significant role in our life. These people have been ranked in increasing order of their net worth and popularity.
List of Top 10 richest young billionaires in the world in 2017-2018
10. Tatiana Casiraghi
Tatiana belongs to one of the most prestigious Monaco’s royal family. She is second in line for the throne, thanks to her marriage with Andrea Casiraghi. Even before entering the royal family, she had inherited one sixth of the wealth of Bavaria Brewery, which was traded by her grandfather for SABMiller’s 15% stake holds. She married the prince of royal family in 2013. He is estimated to have a net worth around $2.3 billion as of 2017.
9. Joe Gebbia
The 34 year old co founder of Airbnb, along with Chesky and Blecharczyk is the chief product officer of the company. The trio met while attending Rhode Island School of Design, where they befriended each other and planned of starting a home rent service across the globe. According to Forbes, they are the best and most popular renting services in the country. He has managed to build an empire of $3.8 billion. He has been listed on 2009’s Top 20 Business Week’s Young Tech Entrepreneurs. In 2010, his named got listed in ‘Thirty under Thirty’. Later he also appeared in 2013’s ‘Forty under Forty’ of Fortune Magazine. He is also a philanthropist, who actively donated team scholarship for children.
8. Nathan Blecharczyk
He is the CTO and co-founder of Airbnb, which is a peer to peer house renting service which has over 1 million rental properties under its rentals. In 2014, the company was valued to be around $10 billion, which increased with employee share sale, priced at $13 billion. Currently his net worth is estimated to be around $3.8 billion. He holds 13% stakes at Airbnb. He has taken ‘The Giving Pledge’, which includes a set of billionaires who commit to give away majority of their wealth. He ranked 474th richest person on the planet by 2017 Forbes World’s Billionaires List.
7. Bobby Murphy
Bobby is a co-founder of Snapchat along with Evan Spiegel. He holds over 15% stakes at Snapchat. He is a computational science and mathematics graduate from Stanford University. He is only 27 year old and has net total worth of $4.6 billion. He appeared in the list of 2014’s 100 Most Influential People, which is published by Times Magazine. He has also appeared in Forbes as the second youngest billionaire. Currently he acts as a CTO in Snap Inc.
6. Evan Spiegel
He is the co founder and CEO of Snapchat, which is one of the most popular photo messaging services, which delivers photos with restricted visibility among users. Snapchat was valued at $10 billion in 2014, which has only increased over the time marking a $19 billion offer in 2015. Competing social media sites are cloning similar features in their app, in order to attract Snapchat users to their sites. Evan has built a net worth of over $4.6 billion. He graduated from Stanford University, where he met the other co-founding member of Snapchat Bobby Murphy.
5. Eduardo Saverin
Eduardo belongs to a wealthy family, and is one of co-founding members of Facebook; he was forced out of the organisation. He and Mark Zuckerberg have been a part of dramatic controversies, where they both sued each other, which were later settled behind closed doors of their house. All this drama has been depicted in Hollywood movie named Social Network. Despite getting removed, he still owns significant amount of shares in the company and also acts as an angel investor in several other companies. His net worth is estimated to be around $8.2 billion.
4. Dustin Moskovitz
Dustin was the third employed who was hired in Facebook, he was Zuckerberg’s dorm roommate at Harvard, who helped him launch the website. Later he dropped out of the university and followed Mark to Palo Alto, where he continued to work for Facebook as a developer. He left Facebook in 2008, to startup his own software firm which was named as Asana, which is counted amongst the most successful company today. It is basically a project management software website used by professional businesses. He has built a net worth of over $10.4 billion.
3. Yang Huiyan
Yang is the richest women in Asia, with a net worth of over $11.2 billion. She holds 70% Country Garden share, which a company owned by her father, Yang Guoqiang who started it in 1997. She is an Ohio State University graduate. Currently she serves as the vice chairmen for the company’s board governance committee. In 2014, Yang showcased her talent selling worth $410 million new shares. She also handles Country Garden’s development strategies as well as innovative realm.
2. Lukas Walton
One of the lucky rich kids, Lukas inherited a significant portion of Sam Walton, his father’s WalMart franchise, who died in 2005. He is estimated to have a net worth of around $11.2 billion. Majority of WalMart’s shares are owned by his mother, however, in a recent survey it was revealed that Lukas Walton has a higher beneficiary rate. He actively participates in new, innovative campaigns and other promotional schemes of the company, through which he is establishing his own identity in his father’s business.
1. Mark Zuckerberg
The CEO and co founder of popular social media site Facebook; Mark is one of the most popular and well known billionaires. His website is popular all across the globe, and there is a Hollywood movie based on his life too. He ranks at the 6th position for the richest billionaire in the world, with a net worth of over $50 billion. He holds almost 25% of shares of Facebook. He has turned his life upside down from being drowned in student debt, now he stands tall leading one of the biggest companies of the world. He has not even crossed 35 yet and has more money than some countries.
All the billionaires listed above either had their parents’ blessing, the grace of God, and true passion and determination. They transformed their future into the luxurious experience, where nothing is impossible for them. He used their talent, amazing management and programming skills to establish an empire, which cost more than some countries entire economy. They all deserve the attention and success they are receiving. After years of sacrifices and failures, they finally created an empire which is loved and used by billions of happy customers.