10 Youngest Billionaires of Our Time: How Did They Do It? Part2

5. Mark Zuckerberg

Mark Zuckerberg

Age: 31 (born 1984)

Country: USA

Net worth: $37.6 billion

Method: Self-made (co-founded Facebook)

Education: Attended Harvard University

As seen in the critically acclaimed film, “The Social Network,” Zuckerberg was the driving force behind developing Facebook, and he now serves as its CEO. Zuckerberg’s path to extreme wealth hasn’t been all smooth, however, as we saw in the movie and after Facebook’s disastrous 2012 IPO. But things have been looking up for the company, as the stock has risen nearly 200% since the IPO.

4. Dustin Moskovitz

Dustin Moskovitz

Age: 31 (born 1984)

Country: USA

Net worth: $8.9 billion

Method: Self-made (co-founded Facebook)

Education: Attended Harvard University

Just eight days younger than his more famous Facebook co-founder Mark Zuckerberg, Moscovitz dropped out of Harvard to work on Facebook with his former roommate. Moskovitz left the social media giant in 2008 to launch software company Asana. He and his wife were the youngest couple to sign The Giving Pledge, which stipulates they will donate most of their wealth to philanthropic causes.

3. Anton Kathrein

Anton Kathrein

Age: 30

Country: Germany

Net worth: $1.51 billion

Method: Family

As the third generation to lead his family company, Kathrein-Werke AG, an antenna manufacturer, Kathrein became CEO at age 28 after the death of his father, Anton Kathrein Jr.

2. Evan Spiegel

Evan Spiegel

Age: 25 (born 1990)

Country: USA

Net worth: $1.5 billion

Method: Self-made (co-founded Snapchat)

Education: Attended Stanford University

Raised by a pair of attorneys (including his mother, the youngest woman ever to graduate from Harvard Law School), he grew up in a wealthy home, living in a multimillion-dollar home in the Los Angeles area. Spiegel famously turned down an offer from Facebook to buy the company for at least $3 billion.

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1. Perenna Kei

Perenna Kei

Age: 24 (born 1990)

Country: Hong Kong

Net worth: $1.3 billion

Method: Inheritance

Education: Bachelor’s degree in economics and finance, University of London

Currently the world’s youngest billionaire, she obtained her title through inheriting family wealth via trusts and multiple companies. She became a citizen of Hong Kong in 2012, exempting her from Chinese income-reporting obligations.

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