Our forefathers said that it takes a whole life to create some fortunes and that too when we put in a lot of efforts and perseverance. Though the last phrase is undoubtedly true, some of us would not fall with the first part of the sentence that says it takes a whole life to make some money. The world’s 10 youngest billionaires are live example that massive fortunes can be made in far less than a lifetime. All billionaires named in the list are not above 40. We all fantasize about a life where riches can afford you all the luxuries of the world. Here is a list that mentions names of those 10 young billionaires who, with the help of their sheer dedication and hard work, put a concrete example of success before the world.
Top Ten Youngest Billionaires
Peep in to identify the names that have climbed the chart of top ten youngest billionaires in the world 2014.
1. Perenna Kei
Twenty four years old Hongkonger, Perenna Kei has been labelled as the youngest billionaire for 2014 as she possess $1.3 billion along with 85% stake in Logan Property Holdings. She is the daughter of Ji Haipeng – CEO and Chairman of Logan Property Holdings. At present Perenna is the non-executive director at her father’s company and has completed her economics and finance bachelor’s degree from the University of London.
2. Dustin Moskovitz
Born on 22nd May 1984 in Gainesville, Florida; Dustin Moskovitz grew up to become the youngest billionaire in the United States as he owns $6.8 billion as per 2014 Forbes’ ranking. He was Mark Zuckerberg’s roommate at Harvard and Facebook’s third employee. Dustin left Facebook in 2008 and co-found Asana along with Justin Rosenstein. Even the philanthropic organization Good Ventures was established by him and his wife, Cari Tuna.
3. Mark Zuckerberg
Launch of Facebook was not the sole reason why Mark Zuckerberg became popular throughout the globe. Since 2011, the 1984 born American has been consistently part of the world’s youngest billionaires list as of 2014 with current worth of 28.5 billion. Furthermore he even tops the record of top internet made billionaires. Despite being the chief executive and chairman of Facebook he earns one-dollar salary and belongs to the elite group of $1 CEOs.
4. Anton Kathrein Jr
Coming from the family of the largest and oldest antenna manufacturer in the world, Anton Kathrein Jr is very next person to run the Kathrein-Werke AG Company after the death of Anton Sr. in 2012. Kathrein Jr owns $1.35 billion and is the third generation to guide and carry forward the family business. His company generated $1.8 billion in revenue during 2012 and as of 2014 has 18 production sites internationally.
5. Drew Houston
Well known for launching Dropbox – an online backup and storage service, Drew Houston is a new entry into the list of youngest billionaires 2014 with a sum value of $1.2 billion. He is thirty and is the CEO of his self made company. Accolade, Bit9 and Hubspot were the places where he had worked prior to Dropbox. From Massachusetts Institute of Technology he received his bachelor’s degree in Computer Science.
6. Albert II
The thirty years old German aristocrat – Albert, besides being the 12th Prince of Thurn and Taxis has even started appearing among the 10 youngest billionaires in the world. Presently his fortunes include a tech company, art, real estate, 30,000 hectares of woodland in Germany and net worth of $3.8 billion. He is a direct descend of King Miguel I of Portugal and is thus associated to a number of reigning hereditary heads of state in Europe.
7. Scott Duncan
An heir to the Duncan family fortune, Scott Duncan is the most eligible bachelor in Texas with value worth $6.3 billion. Born in 1983, he is the only son of his late father, Dan Duncan – the founder of Enterprise Products and assumes partial control of the $12.4 billion pipeline empire. Scott lives in Houston and has three sisters as beneficiary to his father’s wealth.
8. Eduardo Saverin
Another co-founder of Facebook that has been counted as one of the top 10 youngest billionaires is none other than Eduardo Saverin with net worth of $4.1 billion. Initially he served as the chief financial officer and business manager of Facebook until some issues rose up in the latter years. He was born on 19th March 1982 in Brazil and shifted to the United Staes along with his family in 1993. Eduardo holds a degree in Economics from Harvard University.
9. Yang Huiyan
One amid the richest people in Mainland China, Yang Huiyan has as well gained status as one of the top 10 youngest billionaires for the past three years. $6.9 billion to be her estimated value as of 2014, Yang is even the maximum shareholder of Country Garden Holdings. She graduated from The Ohio State University in 2003 and is the daughter of Yang Guoqiang – the founder of Biguiyuan Company.
10. Fahd Hariri
The youngest son of Rafiq Hariri – the Lebanese Prime Minister who was assassinated, Fahd Hariri inherited his father’s property concerning the construction business and allowed him to gather net worth of $1.2 billion. Beside this he as well runs a furniture store in Paris, contributes to small internationals businesses and for the well fare of five-star hotels in Dubai. He has a degree in architecture.